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Valentines Day

CULTURE
Hudson Mohawke: Valentine's Slowjams Chapter VIII
While Valentine's Day might be over, Hudson Mohawke released the latest in his annual slowjams mixtape series yesterday: Valentine's Slowjams Chapter VIII. The playlist begins with a live cover version of Earth, Wind & Fire's "You Can't Hide Love...
CULTURE
Love Is A Battlefield: The Bittersweet Valentine’s Party Playlist
After years of hosting a pro-inclusivity annual Valentine's Day dance party for her friends, writer Jennifer Boeder has come to the conclusion that love is a battlefield, no matter your status. Obviously some musicians have known this for much longer...
CULTURE
The Aftermath of 40 Days of Dating: The Book
While NYC-based designers and friends Jessica Walsh and Timothy Goodman completed their experiment "40 Days of Dating" last summer, devoted readers (into the millions) who followed every bit of documentation are all dying to know: what happened next...
FOOD-DRINK
Eight Sexy Valentine's Day Cocktails
While making no promises about love potions or secret tonics, what we can guarantee is the quality of taste in the following eight drinks. Made with care and concern, they exemplify many ideals surrounding the holiday of love: spice, smoke and flavor...
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Two Little Hearts Print
Perfect for Valentine's Day—or any day—this poster is hand-screenprinted (using acrylic paint) on 300gsm Montvaal paper. Made in an edition of just 25, the print is a sweet way to really put on display how special you think your partner, brother, cousin...
WATCHES
Limited Edition Milgauss I Love You Watch
The new limited edition offering from Bamford Watch Department literally says "I Love You"—inscribed in the language of your choice. This red and black unisex watch has hearts as hour markers, the signature Milgauss lightning bolt as the minute hand...
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More Sex, More Bacon Cushions
Whether you recognize this as a Grey's Anatomy quote (their version of "carpe diem," so to speak) or not, these pair of cushions ($166) are a surefire attention-grabber as they are a daily reminder to live life to the fullest. The letters are individually...
JEWELRY
Sehti Na Cone Earring
New York-based designer Sehti Na makes jewelry that blends tradition with something very contemporary and unique. These stunning, versatile earrings are available in sterling silver, rose, yellow or white gold and boast a 2.5mm natural white pearl...
STYLE
Touchable From Top to Toe for Valentine's Day
Valentine’s Day is an invitation to touch somebody you care about—whether metaphorically or literally. No matter how the day is spent, celebrating it with flowers, cocktails, love notes or something more unconventional—the end game for many is about...
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Queer Scout Patch
Originally made for a queer scout-themed dance party held in Pittsburgh, this excellent patch can now be bought and worn with pride by anybody with a few dollars and an internet connection. It's pink, purple, sparkly and full of positive vibes.
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Secco Italian Bubbles Rose
Not just a stunningly bright bottle of booze, Secco Italian Bubbles Rose (made from 80% Raboso Piave and 20% Pinot Noir) is as tasty as they come. This very affordable drop is super-smooth, making it super-drinkable and the vivid color and cheerful...
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Jonas Wood Silk Scarf
Brooklyn-based Massif Central invites contemporary visual artists to consider the silk scarf as their canvas, and their just-released second collection features collaborations with Julia Dault, Peter Halley, Chris Martin and more. With each in a limited...
Old Fashioned Scented Candle
Marvel Bar, our favorite bar in Minneapolis, has just released the first in a line of candles inspired by classic drinks. The Old Fashioned candle, made in Minnesota, smells of bourbon and smoked orange peel and sits in a Marvel Bar glass used to serve...
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WEDDINGS
Hand-Painted Wall Clock
Westkill, the Brooklyn studio of artists Joe Silver and Justin Horowitz, specializes in hand-painted and screen-printed home goods. Their one-of-a-kind clocks add a splash of character to a room or office.
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WEDDINGS
Turn Me Loose Wool Throw
Made in America by 150-year-old Fairbault Woolen Mill, the vibrant wool Turn Me Loose throw is cozy and attractive. Each blanket is made of 100% fluff-loomed fine merino rose-colored wool with a contrasting creme warp and playful fringe.
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HANDMADE
Walnut Hand Mirror
Staking its claim on a tried-and-true classic, the Walnut Hand Mirror by Fellow Barber doesn't mess with what works. The simple, round mirror features oil-rubbed walnut with a beveled edge and a six-inch mirror—handcrafted in the US.
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Gifts for Your Valentine
Finding a suitable gift for your partner is not always easy, especially on what many might argue is a manufactured holiday—but it's still love we're celebrating, and there's nothing wrong with that. To get into the spirit—some of us with...