Danish design studio Hay, founded back in 2002, creates furniture and various products for the home. Their latest design to pique our interest is this pair of beautiful, gold-handled Phi scissors. Made from plated carbon and available in two sizes, the scissors are a functional and stylish addition to your office or kitchen.
In the same way they brought a thoughtful refresh to the barbershop concept, the folks at Rudy's have done the same for hair products. Of their three pomades (which include a Clay and Matte option), we've been taken with the Shine finish. The medium hold provides enough support but the gentle formula washes out easily. This made-in-the-USA grooming item also handles all hair types and lends a natural texture.
Written collaboratively by Silvia Anna Barrilà, Nicole Büsing, Heiko Klaas, and Christiane Meixner, The Fourth BMW Art Guide by Independent Collectors features 256 private collections of contemporary art that the public can actually view. With collections all over the world, in 43 countries from Lebanon to Japan and Ukraine, the book boasts an array of impressive, diverse artworks. Featuring foundations and individuals, tastes and interests vary in a most fascinating way. Take a browse out of curiosity or use it to plan an indie art trip.
Made from super-lightweight and incredibly soft 100% organic cashmere (sourced from Mongolia) Naadam's hoodie is a luxurious take on a classic. While cashmere is usually viewed as a cold weather fabric, the lightweight nature of the Talus Hoodie means it's seasonless—it breathes and provides warmth. Perfect for cool nights and travel. Milled in Italy, this piece features exposed seams, a kangaroo pocket and two-way zipper.
The award-winning game system Osmo changes the way kids interact and learn while using an iPad. Making it less about swiping and more about hand-on play, the Explorer Kit includes different programs—some of which center on numbers, math, business, problem-solving, science and more. Our favorite is Coding Jam, the musical program that includes blocks which can be arranged in patterns and sequences to create songs.
Upon first glance, Discommon's new Lowball 2: The Pinch already looks like a drastically different snifter. For starters, it's made from aerospace-grade aluminum which is then machined to create a striking texture, and not just for aesthetic reasons; it also helps with grip. But look a little closer and you'll see the inside of the snifter is shaped like an hourglass in order to make your whiskey taste its best. An ideal bar addition for serious enthusiasts.
In response to the current American government, The Skateroom has collaborated with two political artists—Ai Weiwei and Shepard Fairey—on limited edition skateboard decks. Done in an edition of 666, "Study of Perspective—The White House, 2017" sees the iconic Ai Weiwei image of his middle finger pointed toward the White House set across three skate decks. Proceeds from the boards' sales will go to a number of relevant NGOs including including B’Tselem, Halklarin köprüsü, and The Ampliphier Foundation.
Inspired by the colors Robert Rauschenberg used in his beloved ROCI project, these three new Warby Parker sunglasses are bright and playful—perfect for the summer months. The Primrose Crystal pink hue comes with brown lenses, while the Crystal Marina green and Cerulean Crystal blue have mirrored lenses. With 100% UV protection and an anti-scratch coating, they are a highly functional set of shades made in collaboration with the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation.
In response to Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov's statement that no gay people exist in the nation—and frequent reports that the region's queer community is under grave duress—NYC-based artist Paul Tuller created this LGBTQ Chechnya T-shirt. All 100% of proceeds from sales will be donated to The Russian LGBT Network, an NGO that has been working to extract members of the queer community from Chechnya safely. Available in small, medium, large, and double XL.
Not that long ago, decent-looking desk accessories were wildly expensive. Everything else was in the form of plastic tubs or looked like back-to-school gear. This gold wire letter sorter is a happy medium—not only will it help with organization, it won't make a dent in your wallet. At 6.41 by 4.13 inches, it's minimal enough not to clutter up your desk or entryway table.
This very sweet raglan pullover is emblazoned with the words "enfant terrible," for the cheeky child in your life. Embroidered with a chain stitch, the sweatshirt is available in pale blue or purple—obviously intended for all genders. Available in sizes two years to 10 years, it's an item many grown-ups will surely covet. Price is in Euros.
For anybody who travels for work or simply likes to make a good impression, a rainy day or unexpected spill can throw your appearance out. Perfect for some of these minor catastrophes, Jason Markk's travel shoe-cleaning kit means you won't have to panic and buy a new pair of wheels—rather you can spruce up the ones on your feet. This kit includes a two-ounce premium shoe cleaner, a mini premium brush, microfiber towel, and three wipes—all of which are TSA-approved and made in the USA.
Made from super-soft Lyocell (ecological wood pulp) and a little elastane, these CDLP + Jonas Åkerlund collaboration boxer briefs are comfortable and long-lasting. Odor-resistant, they're also crafted from the blackest of black fabric—and are made to stay that way thanks to extreme color-resistance. We especially love the logo-free waistband. This sophisticated underwear comes with a limited edition Jonas Åkerlund photograph and a black mesh laundry bag.
Available in forest green, orange or a creamy hue, these candles—imagined by Grain Design and produced by Areaware—come in three different sizes. Each sized candle is carved differently, making for eye-catching decor whether in sets or alone. Angled and architectural, they're unscented and have burn times of 15, 25 or 35 hours. Price is for one, not a set.
Instead of requiring disposable filters, the Coffee Gator has a reusable laser-cut steel filter designed to pull the most out of your beans. This offers a cleaner flavor than the French-press method. Easy to clean, this hassle-free piece of equipment—that yields 400ml, or three cups—can handle years of repeat use.
Designed in 1984 by visionary artist Donald Judd, the Corner Chair 15 (along with a bunch of other Judd creations) are now available online. Produced in 24 different colorways, the chair measures 75cm by 50cm by 50cm. Prices vary depending on the finish, but start at $6,900. Donald Judd furniture is on view at the Judd Foundation booth at Frieze New York this year.
NYC-based Search and State's S1-A is now available in a Junmai print: beige and white flowers on navy blue; floral, but not frou frou. Intended for women, this classic riding jersey design sports short sleeves, three pockets and a zip collar. The fabric, however, is technologically advanced—and entirely made in the USA.