Bay Leaf Wreath with Rosemary
Bay Leaf Wreath with Rosemary $40
Made from organic Bay Leaf Laurel from California, these 16-inch wreaths are both attractive and fragrant with rosemary woven into each piece. Hang over the mantel or in the kitchen for easy access to the fresh rosemary for cooking.
Sex Oil $18
Sex Oil from Toronto-based Province Apothecary doesn't hide behind any vague adjectives or cute lingo. The name is as clear as the oil's list of ingredients, blending coconut oil, sunflower seed oil, evening primrose oil, GMO-free vitamin E and more—a blessing for those with sensitive skin. This personal lubricant can also be used a body oil—it dries to a satin finish and doesn't need to be washed off.
Tomato (Lycopersicon Esculentum) Candle $55
Called the "golden apple" in Italian, and "wolf peach" in scientific terms, the tomato comes in a beautiful array of vivid colors and is just as versatile in dishes. Carrière Frères, the oldest manufacturer of fine candles in France, have captured the fruit's delicate scent in their fine vegetable wax, free of any chemicals. The earthy, herbal aroma will effortlessly fill the living room with memories of that summer backyard garden.
Ty D.I.Y. Shower Curtain $35
Already known as a place for inspiring deep thoughts, the bathroom can prompt even more creative thinking with Grain's DIY shower curtain. The non-toxic curtain comes with a refillable permanent marker made from post-consumer waste, and is ethically produced in the US' Pacific Northwest. All you need is imagination.
Firefly Vaporizer $270
Enjoy the benefits of a solid toke without inhaling gnarly smoke with the Firefly vaporizer. Running on a rechargeable battery, this slick, portable device will heat up your plant of choice for a healthier draw, keeping you lit wherever you roam.
Chilote House Shoes $79
Keep your feet warm in colder months with Chilote's naturally insulated house shoes, a pair of slippers that are as sustainable as they are cozy. Each is handmade by women in Chili with wool from free-range Patagonian sheep and upcycled salmon leather.
U-Lock Holster $34
Handmade by Montreal-based industrial designer Jesse Herbert, the vegetable-tanned leather U-Lock Holster keeps the cumbersome-but-necessary U-Lock neatly tied to the back of your bike while you ride carefree to your next destination.
Upgrade your soil-dependent succulents to an air plant—the exotic-looking tillandsia only requires good air circulation, bright light and water to prosper. A stunning way to show them off is with the AirplantVessel, a sculptural vase that suspends the air plant and comes in wood, ceramic or powder coated steel in various sizes. The best part? With any purchase, the air plant is included.
Aromatherapy Sheep Soaps $25-80
Nuna Knits' Peggie Ehlers doesn't just peddle high quality yarns—she's at the helm of every step from breeding the sheep to spinning the fibers for a "farm to fashion" approach. While her spools would turn any pattern into a beautiful wooly ensemble, the sheep soaps are just as wonderful. Created on the North Fork of Long Island, each hypo-allergenic bar is covered in wool for an all-natural loofah and soap combination.
Back to the Roots
AquaFarm allows you to nurture your very own ecosystem. It's a fish tank, all parts included, and a set of planters for herbs and wheat grass that you can grow right on your kitchen counter. Better yet, the tank is self-cleaning and powered by the science of aquaponics. All you need to get started is a fish and some seed.
Beeswax Candles Cast from Antique Bottles $30
Arizona-based husband-and-wife duo Peter and Juwels hand make candles with pure beeswax, which burns longer and brighter than any other wax on the planet, and employs lots of honey bees! Be sure to check out their other styles on Etsy, such as the Atlas Mason Jar or the Bartender's Brew Bottle, which are cast from a diverse array of antique bottles and jars.
Løv Is Pure Tea $15
Løv is Pure is not only a potent and tasty alternative to coffee consumption but also lives up to its name with organically grown, pure ingredients such as pieces of real apple and natural citrus. Tea bags are made of cotton muslin, are unbleached and free of staples or glue, which allow the tea leaves to unfurl and release all of their aromas. With cardboard packaging sourced from responsibly managed forests, even the packaging is FSC-approved.
Soap Cones $22
Best known for his playful products like the solid walnut Rocket and Big Quist, Little Quist nutcrackers, Brooklyn-based Pat Kim flexes his ubiquitous design prowess with this set of three simple soaps. The elegantly minimal cone shapes come in small, medium and large, with three color gradients.
Bitter & Esters
All-In-One Brewing Kit $100
Bitter & Esters' All-In-One Brewing Kit provides all the necessary essentials to make 2.5 gallons of thirst-quenching craft beer. A step-by-step instruction manual will deftly guide the way to help you in creating an enlightened batch of Robust Porter, Irish Stout or the mind-numbing Disaster IPA, among many other styles.
Donky Bike $815
With front and back cargo-hauling capacity, the Donky Bike—created by British designer Ben Wilson—is an ingenious city bike designed to agilely weave through city streets at low speeds. The steel beam distributes the cargo's weight so it is held by the frame, not handlebars as with front-end baskets, and the 20" wheels give the bike not only extra dexterity but also a rugged BMX-like appearance.
North Star Leggings $38
PACT's North Star Leggings not only make your gams look festive and your buns look tighter—they also make the world a better place. PACT made, well, a pact, to keep their supply chain virtuous by growing non-GMO cotton, using ethical production techniques and packaging their goods with biodegradable materials. Wait, there's more. A portion of proceeds from the sale of these rad long johns will go toward funding low-income entrepreneurs who want to start a small business. Truly, these are some magical pants with a powerful purpose.