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Nest
Nest Learning Thermostat 2.0
$250

The highly anticipated next move of iPod designer Tony Fadell comes in the form of a thermostat. The Nest Learning Thermostat programs itself to keep you comfortable and manage your home's energy use. You can control refine its schedule, check your energy history or adjust the dial all from your mobile device.

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The Arrivals
Lassen Suede Jacket
$485

NYC's The Arrivals have just released a women's jacket that is as stunning as it is functional. The pink suede Lassen's design was inspired by the classic denim jacket, is a little boxy and boasts oversized buttons. Most impressive though: it's waterproof.

Opho
Keys
$99

From the makers of gTar (a digital guitar that works with an iPhone to make learning it much, much easier) comes Keys. The minimalist keyboard has 24 keys that light up but also respond to gestures; for example, wave your hand to the left to transpose down an octave. Beginners can teach themselves piano through the complementary app, while producers and electronic music artists will enjoy Keys' portability and modular aspects on the road.

Reed Hansuld
Rocking Chair #1
$9,600

Maker of boats, kitchens, lighting and more, woodworker Reed Hansuld creates sculptural furniture pieces with a monk-like reverence for their functionality and longevity. Though utility-focused, his pieces are also works of art. With a steel skeleton and graceful wooden curves, his modern Rocking Chair No. 1 breaks any stereotypes you had about the classic rocker.

Supreme + Mophie
Power Reserve
$58

Upgrading the monotonous (and for some smartphone addicts, extremely nerve-racking) act of phone charging is the new collaboration between Supreme and portable battery experts Mophie—and there's a ring on it. Like any of Supreme's streetwear apparel and accessories, this sleek power reserve will be tough to get ahold of, but it's a must-have in a working traveler's arsenal.

10¹²
Terra Hydro Terrarium
$190

These copper edged glass terrariums crafted by a designer duo from Ichikawa, Japan exhibit the beauty of the entire plant. With one compartment to hold the water and another to suspend the plant, this unique vase allows you to observe both the succulent and its intricate root system thrive and grow.

Alice + Whittles
Rubber Ankle Boot
$180

Founded by two former UN Refugee agents, Alice + Whittles takes unprecedented action toward ensuring their products are sustainably and ethically made. Their new line of rubber boots combines the functional minimalism of Swiss design with rubber that comes from an environmentally responsible, socially beneficial, economically viable, sustainably managed forest. Try to find a current pair of shoes in your closet that can match that.

Species By The Thousands
Levitating Lavender Candle
$32

Brooklyn-based shop Species By the Thousands offers everything from original illustrated greeting cards to alchemy-inspired jewelry—not to mention a collection of scented soy wax candles. The unique labels for each of their different candles make it hard to choose just one but Levitating Lavender, with hints of rosemary, is a particularly excellent pick for illuminating the bedroom after hours.

No Fun Press
Trouble Lapel Pin
$5

For troublemakers everywhere, this slingshot enamel pin—designed in Toronto is perfect for recognizing rascals at a glance. Buy one for yourself, and one for your favorite partner in crime.

Piet Hein Eek
One of a Kind byBorre Quilt
$1,225

When Dutch designer Piet Hein Eek—who is fond of using scrap material in his works—came across a former tie factory in Milan, he discovered a large trove of unused silk necktie fabrics. In a collaboration with textile designer Borre Akkersdijk, he's given the material a second life: as one of a kind silk quilts that boast stimulating patterns and colors.

Umbra Shift + Hlynur Atlason
Above Home Floor Mat
$90

The humble doormat is part of the first impression when entering a home—so make a lively welcoming statement with this multi-colored floor mat woven from sturdy abacus, a natural fiber. NYC-based Icelandic designer Hlynur Atlason depicts an abstract birds-eye view of backyards and swimming pools.

Aperture
Kin: Pieter Hugo
$80

South African photographer Pieter Hugo has released "Kin," a stunning book of images that are deeply personal; featuring photos of friends, family members and of himself in the backdrop of his native country—"a place defined by centuries of political, cultural, and racial tensions and contradictions." Limited to 500 copies, this slip-cased edition gives the 164 pages of striking portraits a worthy home.

Best Made Co
Bonded Field Case Set
$98

Any traveller worth their stamps knows the importance of keeping the non-negotiable essentials organized. Passports, cash, identification, business cards and tickets all warrant their own designated storage spot. Best Made Co's Bonded Field Case keeps all these necessary items neatly in order so they don't fall into the abyss of your pack. Designed with heavy use in mind, the water-resistant bonded canvas case features a heavy brass zipper and multiple folio pockets. Perfect for the observant traveller, the case includes one of Best Made Co's Red Notebooks and a set of their pencils for note-taking on the road.

Chaparral Studio
Crack Me Open Baby, Sparkles Await You
$15

Chaparral Studios' rocks look pretty plain and straightforward at first glance, but they have a hidden secret. With the help of a hammer and a little elbow grease, one-of-a-kind magical sparkles await the beholder. Tear-inducing metaphor not included.

Julie White
Prawn Cocktail Scarf
$95

Made in Adelaide (where shrimps are prawns) this 100% silk crepe de chine scarf boasts a bright and playful design—a prawn cocktail with all the trimmings. The digitally printed piece has hand-rolled edges and has been made in a limited edition as part of White's "Straya Daze" collection, celebrating her homeland.

Finisterre
Finisterre Waterproof Duffle Bag
$230

Drawing on premium materials and the latest waterproof construction techniques, the Waterproof Duffle from UK-based cold-water surf company Finisterre is built to last. The 40-liter capacity bag offers enough space for weekend getwaways and works as a carryon for easy travel. A burly waterproof zipper creates an air-tight seal, meaning the bag can literally be thrown into the open ocean and contents will remain bone dry. Plus the carry straps easily convert to backpack straps, making this one bag that is not only durable but versatile.

Poppy Lissiman
Hattie Smiley Clutch
$95

Australian designer Poppy Lissiman and British artist Hattie Stewart have joined forces to design this super-bright and playful clutch—complete with smiley faces, love-hearts and mushroom motifs. Made from appliquéd faux leather this bag is a limited edition creation that's guaranteed to prompt a smile or three.

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