NASA’s “Tess” is Searching for Alien Worlds
MALIN+GOETZ + La Ligne
“High Notes” T-Shirt and Candle
Just in time for 4/20, MALIN+GOETZ and NYC’s La Ligne have teamed up for a cannabis-themed candle and T-shirt set that’s for the sophisticated but playful toker. The candle’s herbaceous fragrance blends with oakmoss, pepper, sandalwood, patchouli and more for a scent that’s spicy without being over the top. As the for the T-shirt, it’s La Ligne’s classic ringer tee with deep green collar and cuffs and the words “sticky icky” embroidered in the corner. A little impish and a little elegant, the set is made with all genders in mind.
Sex Essentials Kit 7
Emphasizing high-design and all-gender usage, Maude’s reminding consumers that safe sex can be elegant while exciting. With their Kit 7, they’ve paired a 100% soft-touch, three-speed silicone personal massaging “vibe” with ultra-thin lubricated latex condoms (easy to open) and their shine organic lubricant. It comes complete with a natural canvas travel pouch perfect to stow it all in.
Designed in the USSR: 1950-1989
With some 350 images of as many products, this new hardcover explores design in the USSR from 1950 to 1989 in an interesting peek behind the Iron Curtain. From kids’ toys to posters and electronics, these everyday items each have a tinge of kitsch while often being avant-garde at the same time. It’s a remarkable look into not only everyday life in the USSR at the time, but also the Moscow Design Museum’s collection.
A cute take on a Vans classic, the new patchwork Sk8-Hi sneakers are perfect for spring with contrasting navy suede, denim and canvas. The textured sneakers feature a supportive, padded ankle and vulcanized outsole, so they’re durable and comfortable for all adventures.
Silver Rolled Smoke Keychain
Made for keeping your pre-rolled joints fresh and tidy (as well as discreet) this unassuming silver keychain is essentially a lidded, hollow tube. With a gold tip, and measuring just over three inches long, it’s a sophisticated accessory for on-the-move tokers and subtle enough to keep prying eyes to a minimum.
Made from high-quality natural ingredients, Sachajuan’s new Curl Conditioner aims to nourish, hydrate and define curls. With their Ocean Silk Curl Complex used as a key addition, this potion helps to reduce frizz. Hair is left feeling soft and smooth, without flattening waves.
Available in 30, 15 and three minute sizes, HAY’s “Time” hourglass collection modernizes a unique nostalgic character. Made with glass and colored sand, the organic-shaped time-telling devices come in various colors—nude, petrol, grass green, and burnt orange—that are reminiscent of mid-century modern palettes.
“In Two Minds” Facial Cleanser
Aesop’s newest range “In Two Minds” is made up of three products: a cleanser, toner and moisturizer. Each potion has been carefully researched, developed and crafted for people with combination skin. While cleansing and nourishing the skin, these products also aim to normalize sebum production, calm irritation, and hydrate without making skin oily. This lightweight gel, the cleanser, smells delightfully herbaceous and feels refreshing when applied. Ultimately, it leaves skin smooth and fresh.
Art and Queer Culture
Edited by Catherine Lord and Richard Meyer, the lush PHAIDON tome “Art and Queer Culture” is a comprehensive exploration of 125 years worth of everything from fine painting to scrapbooks and activist posters. With queer culture its central focus, the art within spans themes pertaining to gender, identity, eroticism, pornography and so much more. Including 290 images, several essays, and numerous documents, this book is a fascinating look at a very significant and ever-evolving culture.
For those who really miss their pets when on vacation (or even just at work for the day), DivvyUp offers a way to bring your dog, cat or bird with you everywhere you go by incorporating their pretty little faces onto a pair of custom socks. Their very cute, very kitsch personalized socks have an added feel-good factor too—with every pair purchased, a set is given to those in need.
Acqua di Parma
Colonia Pura Deodorant Stick
Intended for men, but certainly wearable by all genders, Acqua di Parma’s “Colonia Pura” deodorant stick is subtle but offers notes of patchouli, white musk, jasmine and orange—uniting for an ultimately fresh scent. Ideal for sensitive (or just-shaved or waxed) skin, it’s alcohol-free and applies smoothly. Price is in Euros.
Parley for the Oceans + Soma
Limited Edition Bottle + Ocean Plastic Sleeve
Soma, Parley and Starbucks have teamed up for an environmentally friendly and ultimately pragmatic product: a reusable BPA-free glass vessel and an accompanying sleeve made from recycled ocean plastic. Available at various Starbucks locations, the limited edition item is shatter-resistant and holds up to 17 liquid ounces. With a bamboo cap (made from renewable resources) and the special pale blue Soma/Parley sleeve, it’s clean, minimal and useful.
German manufacturer Hohner has over 160 years of experience in producing instruments like this bright, durable glockenspiel. Made from renewable mango wood, the musical toy tracks along the C-major scale. The sound produced is crisp and clear, so little maestros can begin to equate keys with notes.
Little, Brown and Company
The Recovering: Intoxication and Its Aftermath
Author of the excellent essay collection “The Empathy Exams,” Leslie Jamison has written a book that’s part memoir, part literary criticism and part cultural history study in “The Recovering: Intoxication and Its Aftermath” (out next week, but available for pre-order now). The story proves that our understanding of addiction is narrow, and that the road to recovery can be as tumultuous (if not more) than the dramatic throes of addiction itself.
’90s nostalgia continues, this time with Polaroid’s new (but old) 96 Cam—an original Polaroid 600 camera from 1996 but updated in two new colorways. With a close-up lens, lighten/darken slider and automatic flash (with override), it has all the features of the ’96 version.
Pourover Coffee Packets
Every pack of Dripkit pour-over coffee contains 14 grams of La Basa coffee, a small-batch and single origin medium roast ground bean from Guatemala. And each pack makes one single cup of coffee in an innovative new way, as the pack itself transforms into a notched strainer that rests on top of any mug. It’s the most convenient way to enjoy pour-overs without making too much (or too little). No quality was sacrificed here and the ground, roasted beans lead to a superb brew. Also available for subscription, a 10-pack is $30.
Daniel Heidkamp Tote Bag
Over 17 years, RxArt has been working on projects to benefit sick kids—helping them heal through art. One way to support the organization is by purchasing their new Daniel Heidkamp-designed tote, made in collaboration with Lexus. All proceeds go to RxArt and their efforts to assist kids who need it.