Labour and Wait
Small Screwdriver Set $32
Made of beech wood and finished with linseed oil, the handle is built to last a lifetime of use and looks great as it ages.
The School of Life + Momiji Collective
Virtue Doll: Kindness $37
London-based The School of Life is "devoted to developing emotional intelligence," and this hand-painted resin figurine is a beautiful upshot of such altruistic thinking. Their "Kindness" virtue doll—created in collaboration with the designers behind Momiji Collective—is a physical reminder to spread joy and affection to all.
Arctic Trench $495
Outdoor enthusiasts who want apparel with a modern, sophisticated style will appreciate Aether's Arctic Trench, an ultra-strealimed parka that packs incredible functionality. Whether out on an urban adventure or dogsledding in northern Sweden, elements like zippered hand-warmer pockets, a seam-sealed construction, tons of high quality insulation (even in the hood) and a waterproof exterior will keep you nice and warm when you're on the go.
Nightcap Decaf $8
The friendly team behind Seattle's Slate Coffee are dedicated to "the elevation of coffee culture." Their methodical and minimalist approach allows the carefully selected beans to really shine, and with a bag of their Ethiopian decaf you can enjoy all of the roast's immense flavor even right before bed.
Casamigos Tequila $50
A super smooth sipping tequila made with premium blue agave, Casamigos' meticulously distills their Blanco and Reposado spirits with naturally filtered water in the Highlands of Jalisco Mexico. Spicy, robust and with a beautiful finish, these are a real pleasure on the palate.
Susan Sontag $19
One of the contemporary world's foremost thinkers, Susan Sontag contributed a wealth of critical analysis to a wide variety of subjects, and her singular intellect is as informative as it is provocative. In a new book, Rolling Stone vet Jonathan Cott delivers the hours of conversation he had with Sontag which weren't published in his 1979 magazine interview, and the result is nothing short of a riveting.
Paris 1969 $21
A never-before-released audio recording of Thelonious Monk's late-career concert at Paris' Salle Pleyel is finally available from Blue Note Records. Monk, a self-taught musician, was 52 years old at the time but balanced the quartet with two new young members—17-year-old drummer Paris Wright, and student bassist from Berklee, Nate Hygelund—for a fresh performance. Listen out for Monk's attraction to dissonant harmonies and unusual rhythms that he subtly slips in, and the way he almost attacks the piano recklessly but with allure.
Stool 60 $310
Created in 1933 by Alvar Aalto, the the simple yet genius idea behind the stackable, now-classic Stool 60 is based on the design of three bent legs, a distinctive feature that eventually became a telling characteristic of all Aalto furniture. The painted round seat is now available in anniversary colors—black, white, orange, yellow, green and turquoise.
Hi-Jack Helmets $219
Perfect for riders who love life on the road but refuse to compromise style, Diesel's aviation-inspired, open-face motorcycle helmet is a happy marriage of the brand's bad-boy aesthetic and know-how from Italian helmet manufacturer AGV. The Hi-Jack helmets were conceived and molded from actual pilot helmets—authenticity with a designer twist at its best.
Cape Cod Watch $2,850
Hermès may be most famous for their highly covetable Birkin bag, but those into watches know that the French purveyor is equally remarkable at making high quality timepieces. The Cape Cod, with its double-wrapping Barenia leather strap, is as classic as it is modern. We like the stainless steel case and tan strap but many styles are available.
Spirit Ceramic Coated Frying Pan $70
Ceramic is steadily taking hold as the non-stick coating of choice. Free of chemicals found in traditional coatings, it's the best way to cook eggs and fish without sticking. These work on all cooking surfaces, including induction, and unlike other pans with coatings these can be used on high heat and in the oven.
Hanging Air Plants $25
Juicy Leaf's Hanging Air Plants take horticulture to new heights. These ingenious succulents have a clean and contemporary presentation, and demand very little care. Happy with just the occasional soak, these aerial specimens of vegetation require no messy watering or dirty soil, and are perfect for the ultra-modern dweller who prefers an organic objet d'art than an unruly plant.
Amagansett Sea Salt Co
Amagansett Sea Salt $12
Harvested directly from the Atlantic Ocean, then solar-evaporated and hand-filtered, the Amagansett Sea Salt packs crunch and a light oceanic flavor that touches on scents reminiscent of the Northeast coastline. Founded by husband and wife duo Amagansett Sea Salt Co., is one of only a handful artisan salt makers on the entire Eastern sea coast.
Double Charging iPhone Tray $129
Hide those unsightly cords with Restoration Hardware's Double Charging iPhone tray. Whether you're coupled up or just have two devices to charge, this streamlined wooden dock will keep you charged. Constructed from a solid block of walnut, which neatly hides that mess of tangled cords on the bedside table, this elegant docking station is so beguiling, we doubt you will ever again forget to charge your phone.
Bang & Olufsen
BeoPlay V1-40 $3,999
From Bang & Olufsen comes the BeoPlay V1-40, a cutting-edge television that is as user-friendly as it is stunning. Conceived by Danish furniture designer Anders Hermansen, and crafted from a single piece of steel, the TV's modern design can be adapted to suit a range of interiors. It promises intuitive light adaptation and volume, coupled with the incomparable picture and sound quality that Bang & Olufsen are well known for.
Bag Bolo + Key Ring $36
LA's Karen Kimmel is known for establishing crafting community workshops which foster immersive design experiences for families to explore their artistic inspirations. Add a dash of this creativity-guru's seemingly endless juices to your everyday living with her Bag Bolo and Key Ring. Hand-constructed in her studio from knotted paracord, hand-wrapped with shimmering thread and finished with gold-plated hardware, these splendid key rings are a refreshing take on the ubiquitous leather tassel.