All the gift-giving is over, so now’s a good time to pick up a few things for yourself. Perhaps these salt and pepper shakers, fashioned from acacia wood, will fit in with the rest of your kitchen decor? You can find these, and other curiosities, at Old Faithful Shop.
This gentleman used to work for a music magazine around the corner from CBGB’s in the late 70s and, as a result, amassed a large and varied record collection. Now, after taking on the massive project of transferring these records to cassette tape, he’s done the world the incomparable service […]
One can always depend on the house of Margiela to delight, confuse and surprise. Heres a prime example: a magnifying glass masquerading as a broken pair of Clark Kent-style frames. Definitely the type of item to make your guests go hmm , followed closely by the ah! of recognition. If this […]
Girl Unit made the kind of anthemic dance track that grabs you right off the bat. The appeal is so immediate. Huge banger of a track from London, go ahead and give it a spin.
Mixed-media artist Daisy Lew created this series of pop-up books to celebrate the city. Each book showcases an iconic symbol of New York, including the yellow cab, the Statue of Liberty, and that big red fruit thats become synonymous with this place. A special touch if approached from the […]
This came out of nowhere for me. Im not big on mash-ups, but this is a total 180 from something like Girl Talk. Nike7up is a weird name, right? But it gives you an idea right off the bat where this is coming from the sounds of a brain […]
Andrew Kuos new book, What Me Worry, is a collection of artworks, images, socio-cultural musings and personal lamentations that come together to showcase all the bristling energy of a place like NYC and a life lived in it. What Me Worry is the first book released by The Standard under […]
I saw this on Selectism — another money holder for all the Benjamins I dont have, but what a beaut it is. Maison Martin Margielas wooden cash/card holder is so charming and unexpected that it might be worth suffering through the discomfort of keeping it in your back pocket. Its […]
Photographer Marc Steinmetz documented myriad items fashioned by prisoners and used to fight, escape, or just make life behind bars a little more bearable from one day to the next. From grappling hooks and dummy guns to radio receivers and dumbbells, the depth of creativity and technical skill at work […]
Swedish designer Erik Schedin, whos been making his name with some clean sneakers and a unique shop concept, has collaborated with Tegnässkidan AB on a pair of snow skis that reflect that same aesthetic. If youre in the market and ready to hit the slopes, theyre available at Erik Schedins […]
This charming pack of playing cards comes out of a collaboration between designers Shipley & Halmos and artist Kylan Larson. The deck features the illustrated visages of various cult NY figures, from Joey Ramone to Arnold Rothstein, and comes in a canvas pouch with hand-dipped pencil and branded score pad. […]
This coin holder from Il Bussetto throws a bit of class into the everyday. Handmade in Italy from 100% vegetable-tanned leather, its not a bad way to carry your nickels and dimes. There are several colors in the range, all available at Goodhood.