Kids will be endlessly entertained by this beautiful painted bowling set from Landscape Products, which works as well in the yard as it does in the living room. Crafted from unfinished elm with pops of paint on each pin, this gorgeous set comes with a softly jingling rattan ball, and it stores in a handy burlap bag for a pared down take on a timeless activity.
When concert T-shirts can't fully express just how much you love your rock hero, go for a lambswool sweater made in Scotland. Independent designer Cassie Holland launched Hades to celebrate bands she loves, simply and boldly, with the quality they deserve. Check out the rest of the four-piece debut collection "Some Girls are Bigger Than Others," which also includes sweaters dedicated to Sonic Youth, The Slits and The Smiths.
From a notable name in Mid-Century Modern furniture, Danish-American designer Jens Risom (who coincidently is turning 100 this week), comes a reissue of his T.710 Small Side Table. Originally designed in 1950, when Risom was experimenting with metal as a new material, the table can be stacked up to three high—thanks to its clever use of negative space. Contrasting wood grain and metal legs allow this table to look at home amongst all kinds of decor.
Designed by Keita Suzuki for Japanese brand 'The', this anodized aluminum two-piece container isn't just a good-looking lunchbox, it's also compact, durable and hygienic. Measuring 4.64 x 3.15 x 1.89 inches, the lunchbox has a 12.7 ounce capacity—so all kinds of lunches and leftovers will fit inside—and thanks to the two separate shelves, your various snacks never have to contaminate each other.
Offering plenty of future-forward technological benefits, the HTC 10 Android is—at first—a well designed ergonomic device, thanks to its contoured shape. With Optical Image Stabilization (OIS) for pro-level photos from the front and back (no more fuzzy selfies), as well as 24-bit hi-hes sound, this all metal phone excels on the AV front. Perhaps most importantly, the new phone charges super-fast and is built to last—a full charge should result in about two days of use.
London-based artist Charlotte Mei handcrafts ceramic characters that are very cute, but avoid being saccharine—and are also always functional. From toast-shaped plates with rosy cheeks to little worm sculptures, many of her creations are limited edition—and the new Monkey Pot (available for pre-order now) has been made in a run of just 50. Hand slipcast and painted, this little monkey is perfect for housing a small posy or just hanging out on a window sill.
Heritage cycling brand Brooks England is showing no signs of slowing down. In fact, one of their most recent designs, the Femto light, is their nicest yet. Easy to attach to and remove from your bike's frame, handlebars or seat post, the light is secured with a rubber band and clip—neither of which will scratch or damage your paint job. The copper colorway is classic, but most importantly: the white LED light helps make you visible to drivers and other riders. Price is in British pounds.
Known for their clean-lined leather moto jackets, The Arrivals (founded by former architect Jeff Johnson) have joined forces with design collective Snarkitecture to create one winning poncho. While "chic" and "poncho" aren't words one often finds together, this unisex piece is a true exception. It's sleek, functional and (most importantly) waterproof. Available in two colors, the white is made from a stain-resistant, poly-blend and the black is a poly-spandex micromesh. Both iterations offer plenty of interior pockets to keep your goodies dry, but ultimately this is a sharp design piece that makes a traditionally dorky item incredibly wearable.
When thinking of architecture most of us don't think of small-scale creations, but there's plenty of design prowess behind these structures. From pet houses to pods to tree houses and sheds, cabins and inflatable structures—there's a little genius behind all these little buildings. "Nanotecture: Tiny Built Things" celebrates a wide range of designs, and shows good things certainly do come in small packages.
Outrageous and super-bold, Seletti + Toiletpaper's statement collaboration rugs is playful art meant to be stomped on. With 100% polyester carpets bearing everything from eyeballs to frog burgers, our pick is the pink and black "Lipstick" design—a classic from Toiletpaper that can also be found on melamine serving trays and porcelain plates—which plays with gender roles. Price is in British pounds.
The witty designers behind Copenhagen-based Playtype love using the typefaces they've created in fun, different ways, from monochromatic glyphs stamped on mugs to covering skateboards. Equally big and bold are their posters that make the most of a single letter, or a word or two. Use "Way Out" as a 2D exit sign, hallway hypeman or a pop of green to transform even your most sterile spaces.
While dogs can fall asleep just about anywhere, there aren't many spots as alluring as a couch cushion or a human bed—two places our four-legged friends might not be welcome. Mr Dog presents a beautiful solution: a pet-dedicated mattress-cushion hybrid in a charming cabbage rose floral pattern. Inside, shredded latex and cotton rag lend it durability and firmness. And as it is for pets, an array of features (from the urethane moisture wicking coat to internal air vents) make it a durable and lasting product.
There's something rather classy about reaching for the time and pulling out a pocket watch rather than a mobile phone. Developed in the 16th century, these devices were the most popular form of time-telling all the way until WWI. People Products makes clear that they don't have to be a relic of time long passed. Their premium Axcent Pocket Watch (made of stainless steel but in a bronze colorway) sports a Japanese Miyota 9T22 movement at its core, but it's the sapphire crystal and brass hands that make it so alluring. It's a minimal design but sure to impress.
On the days when you don't want to bother with sunblock or sunnies, hats are the next choice in keeping the blinding sun at bay. Letting the breeze through and catching a few looks along the way, Cult Gaia's made-in-LA 90210 Mita Visor is a style that defies what typically comes to mind. A fun leafy print and fabric ends (for tying into a bow) add personality to the sporty vibe.
The very logically named Dinosaurs Smoking Weed Coloring Book is just that—and even comes with crayons. Full of pictures of stoned and smoking dinos, the book also offers a little trivia on how each creature enjoys getting high—whether via bongs or vaping or smoking joints. Delightfully embracing the absurd, this book blends a very adult pastime with a delightfully childish one.
Those tiny plastic baggies sadly let the whole world know you've got good weed. Stash the precious bud away from mooching roommates in this gorgeous California-made Golden Snitch orb, available at Sweetflag. The new online shop is fully of beautifully designed smoking accessories—think black obsidian pipes, hand-forged brass incense burners, coconut-flavored rolling papers—that look impeccable long after the joint's done.
M Gemi's Salotto slip-on shoes, crafted by talented Toscana artisans who use the highest quality materials, can be paired with casual shorts as easily as with suit pants. With a nappa calfskin upper and an all-leather lining, these shoes feature a cross-hatched pattern that makes the simple style a little more flashy—without going overboard. The rubber sole is sporty and offers comfort, making these some of the most versatile shoes in your collection.