These note cards feature iconic mini prints of world-renowned music legends and their animals. All photographs are donated for the purpose of raising money for at-risk animals. The sets include 10 mini-cards and envelopes.
While the rocking horse is a classic, Maison Deux has created a series of three rockers that offer a new take on the toy. With shapes including a bowler hat, watermelon slice and a cloud, your child's imagination can run even further wild. Made from solid French oak and upholstered with 100% wool by Kvadrat, these new rockers are fun and will also add some minimal design pizzaz to your bubula's bedroom. Price is in British pounds.
Inspired by Rococo decorative arts and nature, with a wildly psychedelic slant, Australian artist Kate Rohde's Leafy Bowls are unique and awe-inspiring. Made in all kinds of colorways, from food-safe resin, her dishes can be used as fruit bowls, vases or simply striking design objects. Our pick is the rainbow option, but each one-of-a-kind dish made is equally appealing. Price is in AUD.
NYC-based label Alyx only debuted last year—with a deliciously subversive womenswear collection—but they've already become one of eight finalists for the 2016 LVMH Prize for Young Fashion Designers. Founder Matthew Williams (former art and creative director for Lady Gaga, Kanye West) is delving into more unisex pieces, like this rollercoaster belt. The buckle is produced by the same manufacturer for Six Flags Magic Mountain's safety belts, so rest assured—your pants will stay up.
M. Spring Studio's sage necklaces do more than just look good—if you're a believer. Since sage is thought to ward off evil, this necklace can be worn as a protective amulet as well as a design item. With each piece hand-cast from real sage leaves and no casts used more than once, each necklace is truly one of a kind. Made from sterling silver, in Brooklyn, these necklaces are available on a 20-inch chain or as a standalone pendant. Prices vary, but start around $130.
Whether you're attending the inaugural Panorama music festival in NYC or dancing your socks off at the local bar, earplugs are the easiest thing to tuck into your front pocket and spare you from annoying next-day tinnitus. Etymotic Research, respected by those in the music industry for their fantastic custom fit earphones, make a good pair of earplugs as well: bringing the noise level down without muddling the sound quality when your fave band is on stage. The triple flange tips keep a tight seal, and the new smaller stems keep them discreet.
For any occasion that calls for a chic backpack, and rest assured there are more than a few, NYC-based designer Timo Weiland offers the brand new Felix. Crafted from twill and ponyhair, the unisex backpack keeps minimal—with the material flourishes, including a leather base and leather accents along the shoulder straps, defining the silhouette. There's a front snap-enclosure pocket and padded laptop stow, as well, for added functionality. It also comes in blue and camel suede options.
Made to be used, rather than just displayed (and crafted from cozy 100% baby alpaca wool and a polypropyl filling) Lucky Boy Sunday's Bobby Chair Pillow is heaven to sit upon. With several colorwheel options, our pick is Forrest—beige, browns and with a few splashes of pastel—which will work in almost every style home. Price in Euros.
Many sleek iPad and tablet sleeves are lovely to look at, but this one from SENA also carries extra functionality. With compartments for an Apple Pencil, cards, and cables one will never be at a loss when reaching for something quickly. Made from 100% European leather, the all-black case is made for a 12.9-inch iPad Pro and of course is padded to keep it safe.
A development from Ultimate Ears' 2015 UE Roll release, the new UE Roll 2 clocks in at the same weight and carries the same waterproof capabilities, only it delivers 15% more sound. Further, the Bluetooth connectivity range has increased to 100 feet. This means it's easier to carry around a super quality speaker without having to fuss over where it's placed. The new release comes in five different vibrant colorways and also with its very own UE Floatie—allowing the device to float freely in the pool.
This retro-future vibed white LED neon cloud light is here to brighten up dreary days. It's on a clear perspex backing for easy wall-mounting but also looks great floating on shelves and desks. Melbourne-based designer and illustrator Natalie Jarvis also has a boatload of more color-popping neon signs to energize your room: her Electric Confetti designs include peeled bananas, bloomin' roses, crystal prisms and soft serve ice cream.
We interviewed Spanish artist Ricardo Cavolo for his first book-cum-journal, "101 Artists to Listen to Before You Die," and it's easy to tell he's a music lover. He recently did the album artwork for Kaytranada's debut LP 99.9%, portraying the Montreal-based producer as a six-eyed deity. His bold and fiery style also happens to be perfect for tarot cards—adding an even more adventurous dimension when seeking knowledge from the unknown.
From California-based furniture and object designer Eric Trine, the 15-inch-tall Double Octahedron Ring Planter holds terra cotta potted plants by way of some engaging geometry. The powder coated finish on the steel construction lends beauty to the stable base. And while this Made-in-USA product can handle the outdoors, it's worth mentioning that over time rust can eat away at the finish—so thankfully its delightful enough to use in the home.
Linking up once again, sportswear giant adidas and skateboarding darling PALACE present a collection of summer-ready apparel and accessories inspired by retro football designs. While the terry tracksuits and jersey-like tops are alluring, it’s the dark monochromatic towel that makes the biggest statement. The plush 100% cotton towel bears PALACE’s distinct Tri-Ferg logo in a deep night indigo, and will contrast with the lighter, brighter beach towels populating this summer.
It's not a real summer gathering without the scent of seared meats and veggies drifting through the air. Distinguishing itself from some of the bulkier offerings out there, the portable PK Grill and Smoker removes all the bells and whistles for a simple, sleek look. The extremely durable (and rustproof) aluminum body—hand poured into molds at Little Rock, Arkansas—has a 4-way venting system to reach even and consistent temperatures. Easy to pack and go.
East London’s Nocturne Workshop builds one-of-a-kind lighting solutions from responsibly sourced materials. Our favorite from their four-piece lineup (each named after a different musician) is the Otis Lamp: a subtly divergent tabletop piece fashioned from a rippling aluminum shade, a sturdy nickel-plated brass neck and an oiled oak baseplate. Because each lamp is made by founder Simon Day himself, bespoke finishes and custom colors are available upon request. Price is in GBP.
Who knew that soap scraps could create even more beautiful soap? We've long loved Maine-based Wary Meyers' artsy striped soap bars that bring the yacht-side sea breeze or Japanese cherry blossom right to the bathroom sink. Linda and John Meyers have been experimenting with soap scraps, and the result are terrazzo-like bars that evoke the work of designer Shiro Kuramata—who created his own special terrazzo by embedding colored glass in concrete. The visually stunning bars are available in two shades/scents: Cosmic Yuzu or Astral Shower.