Danh Vō Baggu Tote $40
Vietnam-born Danish artist Danh Vō is known for his conceptually driven sculptures. Often incorporating political or historical references, Vo’s work—like this limited edition Baggu tote for Marian Goodman Gallery—speaks to his exploration of the power of symbols through the subtle application of an American flag.
Damiani/ Third Line
Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian: Cosmic Geometry $70
Persian-born artist Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian fled occupied Iran during World War II for NYC, and her luminous body of work reflects the lifelong journey. Damiani publishes a comprehensive retrospective of Farmanfarmaian's graphic work juxtaposing mirror mosaics of her native land with the modern geometry of her adopted city.
A Long Piece of String $16
Without a word, prominent graphic designer William Wondriska takes readers on a beautiful journey through the alphabet on a long piece of string. Published in 1963 and re-released in 2010, the profoundly simple graphic tale holds a timeless quality still beloved by most anyone, regardless of age, who lays eyes on its pages.
Baron Von Fancy
Screw Me Screwdriver $30
NYC-based artist Baron von Fancy has a way with words and his latest art edition is no exception. Created for his show “You’re My Drug of Choice,” his cheeky screwdriver marries form with function and is just the tool your home is missing.
Matt Austin Studio
Chalk Ware $25
They're mundane items sculpted in humble chalk, yet artist Matt Austin's Junk Drawer collection lends some kind of elegance to the miscellany that piles up around the house. Open tubes of lipstick, dice, screws and classic salt shakers in striking white provide a beautiful version of hodgepodge.
Playing for the Benefit of the Band $65
Lee Friedlander's seminole 1992 monograph, "The Jazz People of New Orleans, Playing for the Benefit of the Band," has been re-released in an expanded edition available through Fraenkel Gallery. With more than 200 photographs in the new version, some published for the first time, the collection captures jazz greats and everyday players on their home turf, as well as the city's famed second line parades, between 1957 and 1982.
Low Hanging Fruit Tee $35
Sibling duo KOIVU calls their approach "youthful surrealism" but there's doubting this is solid design that's pretty damn funny. Their tongue-in-cheek humor and graphic knack shines through in the Low-Hanging Fruit T-shirt, which paints a bright picture of an otherwise slightly dismal category.
Risograph Prints $50
Dutch artist and designer Sigrid Calon applies her knack for exuberant color to a series of cheerful, digitally printed risographs inspired by the patterns found in cross-stitch embroidery. Hang in a highly-trafficked space for a mesmerizing pop of pattern.
Strange Paradise $35
The often mind-bending manipulations of objects and images by the supremely talented young artist Charlie Rubin are collected in a new volume aptly titled "Strange Paradise," in which Rubin displays a balanced knack for photography and its distortion.
Marshmallow Mountain $375
Chiaozza's Marshmallow Mountain A-frame wall pieces bring high design with the playful exuberance of childhood. Based on a Danish folk design, the hand-cut wooden pieces slot together easily and hang on a nail.
Interactive Art and Embodiment: The Implicit Body as Performance $23
In an extensive anthology showcasing his own work and that of several of his contemporaries, artist Nathaniel Stern explores the role of the body in interactive art with both beauty and clarity. Appropriately, the book includes a "digital companion" chapter that's available for free online.
Carved Wood Cactus $190
Artist Matt Austin has a knack for shaking up familiar motifs and making us look twice. This time, he's reimagined cacti in carved wood—simple, but brilliant.
William Edmonds Pottery $67
Artist William Edmonds expands his imaginative aesthetic to ceramics, creating household pottery pieces in unexpected but practical shapes. Mugs bring a rustic touch to the table in painterly earth tones glazed to abstract perfection.
French artist Jean Jullien takes a cheeky look at beach culture through his series of visual ruminations entitled "La Plage." Inspired by the social oddities of hanging seaside and "how naked it all gets," Jullien created pared-down yet vibrant images of ice cream melting, people swimming and of course, the ubiquitous butt. His abstract, Rothko-like giclée print called "Bum" is the perfect subtle reference ready to shine at home.
American Design Club
The Cornhole Project $500
The American Design Club gives the classic backyard bag-toss game a handsome facelift with The Cornhole Project. Show off your hand-eye coordination with a cornhole board hand-crafted by Joshua Breeze in Brooklyn and kitted out by a slew of designers, including Brian Farrell, The Principals, Scrapile, Elisa Werbler and more.
David Meowie Print $23
London's Mister Peebles creates humorous paper goods with the noble mission of increasing the amount of times you chuckle in a day. His success lies in his little anthropomorphic friends, which he illustrates using watercolor pencils, pen and "some ideas picked up at the zoo." Our pick is "David Meowie"—a sleepy cat that appears to have danced the night away!