The Coolest New Stuff From the Last Week
Every now and then, we take a break from tracking down the best menswear on the web and direct our finely honed shopping acumen elsewhere: to the best non-menswear releases of the last few weeks. From nifty kitchen upgrades to headache-saving tech, this is all the new gear worth your time and hard-earned dollars.
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Master & Dynamic MH40 Wireless Headphones (2nd generation)
Master & Dynamic MH40 wireless (2nd generation)
$399.00, Mater & Dynamic
Master & Dynamic makes a damn fine pair of headphones, both in terms of looks and sound, but things can always get better. The brand re-released its popular MH40 wireless headphones with a suite of even better specs, like a longer battery life, boosted acoustics, and improved call quality.
Ikea Vappeby portable Bluetooth speaker
Ikea's not exactly known for being a tech brand, but its ongoing expansion into speakers and air purifiers shows that the Swedish furniture gods are ready to put their stamp on the gadgets and gizmos space, too. Ikea's new $15 (yep, you heard that right!) Bluetooth speaker boasts some surprisingly good stats despite its dirt-cheap price tag. The Vappeby has a whopping 80-hour battery life, and comes IP67-rated for water- and dust-resistance. Plus, you can pair a couple together for bigger sound. We're not sure how the quality stacks up to our favorite Bluetooth speakers just yet, but we'll find out soon.
Brooklinen Laundry Care
Brooklinen the complete clean bundle
Brooklinen's award-winning sheets, cozy sleepwear, and bathroom linens can now be freshened up with a spin cycle featuring the brand's new laundry care line. From detergent to reusable dryer balls and stain removers, the cleaning supplies feature plant-based ingredients for a gentle clean. Each detergent comes in two scents—dream clean or herbal clean—as well as an unscented option.
Eleven Madison Home Beverage Collection
Eleven Madison Home the bar box
$185.00, Eleven Madison Home
Following Via Carota's entry into the ready-made cocktail kit space (which we've detailed below), Eleven Madison Park, or “EMP” as the foodies like to call it, is bringing its top-notch drinks menu to your home—no reservation necessary. With the Eleven Madison Home beverage collection, you can mix up top-notch botanical mocktails at home courtesy of six plant-based, nonalcoholic mixers—flavored with pear, pomegranate, mandarin, green poblano, red currant, and pumpkin seed—plus bitters and bar snacks, all created with EMP's beverage director Sebastian Tollius.
Bang & Olufsen x Ssense Beoplay A9
Bang & Olufsen x Ssense Beoplay A9 speaker
SSENSE features an unbelievably well-curated selection of non-clothing items in its Everything Else section, where you'll find a brand spanking new speaker produced in collaboration with Bang & Olufsen. The two brands worked together to customize B&O's popular A9 speaker with details inspired by SSENSE's Montreal store, namely its grey colorway and concrete accents.
Unbound Merino Active
Merino wool is known for its temperature-regulating properties (which you might equate with warmth if you're rocking it in winter), but it's also a damn good material for tackling sweaty workouts, too, thanks to its natural moisture-wicking properties. See for yourself with this new activewear collection from the merino wool specialists at Unbound which includes a tee, tank top, and shorts.
The Citizenry Made-to-Order Furniture
$2999.00, The Citizenry
If you're looking to spruce up your bedroom setup, you may want to check out The Citizenry's new made-to-order line of custom furniture that features three sleek new bed frames that shoppers can customize down to the wood, fabrics, and leathers—so it'll never look like anyone else's on the 'gram.
Hims Dandruff Detox Shampoo
Hims has been in the hair loss prevention game for a minute, and now it wants to help you tackle your dandruff problem. Its new pyrithione zinc-enhanced shampoo is formulated by dermatologists to prevent itching and flaking. and comes enhanced with a refreshing mint smell so you can emerge from a shower smelling and feeling clean.
Quince Mongolian Cashmere Cotton Bedding
Quince Mongolian cashmere cotton duvet cover set
Add a touch of luxury to you sleeping setup: Quince's newest bed sheets feature 5% Mongolian cashmere for softness and breathability, while the cotton blend keeps everything relatively affordable.
$160.00, On Cloud
On's revamped Cloudsurfer running shoe finds one of the brand's original sneakers getting a new look and a fresh midsole called Cloudtec Phase. With the new midsole, the shoe is now even lighter—clocking in around eight ounces—while reducing the amount of materials that go into the sneaker. The Cloudsurfer is more apt for neutral runners (sorry, overpronators) and anyone who prefers their stride to be extra cushioned.
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Ikea x Marimekko Bath Sheet Collab
Ikea x Marimekko Bastua bath sheet
Out of left field comes Ikea's collection, Bastua, made in collaboration with Marimekko. With items ranging from towels to actual furniture, Bastua is “inspired by nature and the self-care rituals of the Nordic sauna,” Ikea explains. Marimekko's famous patterns and prints are on full display within the collection, with prices ranging from $3 to $85.
Gentle Monster x Maison Margiela Sunglasses
Gentle Monster x Maison Margiela MM005 01 sunglasses
$368.00, Gentle Monster
One look at the arms of Gentle Monster's new frames, and you'll know they're Margiela. The blank tag silhouette is a dead giveaway. With a goggle-like appearance—that, we'd dare say, is a bit bug-like—the frames are just one of the many that the South Korean eyewear brand collaborated on with the fashion house.
Burrow Outdoor Collection
Burrow Relay outdoor 3-seat sofa
Burrow has entered the outdoor furniture chat. The brand known for helping popularize the whole sofa-in-a-box concept is still doing sofas in a box, but this time for the outdoors. Actually, there's a whole range of outdoor furniture, from dining table sets to a coffee table, all while retaining the brand's popular mid-century modern aesthetic and ease of assembly.
Hodinkee x Globe-Trotter Watch Case
Hodinkee x Globe-Trotter three-watch case
If you're one of those people who bring more than one watch on a trip, you'll appreciate Hodinkee's latest Globe-Trotter collaboration. The three-watch case features leather accents and a distinct Globe-Trotter look, part of which is why we named the brand's carry-on as one of our favorites. The interior tray is removable, and underneath is storage for extra straps and whatever other watch-centric gear you'll need on your trip.
Liquid Death Iced Tea
Liquid Death iced black tea (8-pack)
Liquid Death's aggro branding has clearly been working because it's gotten people to drink more water (while touting a cool $700 million valuation). The latest release from the canned water brand is, well, not exactly water. Instead, we have three iced teas—available in Armless Palmer (a take on an Arnold Palmer), Rest in Peach (a peach-flavored iced tea), and Grim Leafer (just a classic iced tea)—all of which are dosed with caffeine, sweetened with agave, and packing 30 calorie. Oh, and they're all packed with vitamin B for some reason, which is just spectacular.
Supergoop Unseen Sunscreen Body SPF40
Supergoop Unseen sunscreen body SPF40
Our favorite face sunscreen is now available for your whole body. Supergoop reformulated its Unseen sunscreen, named because it feels and looks like you're not wearing sunscreen, so that it's more gel-like and primed for use on your body.
Vitamix Propel Series Blender
When you think of blenders, you probably think of Vitamix. The only thing holding you back from getting one of the best blenders in the biz is the price. But now Vitamix offers the Propel series of blenders, which includes the under-$500 510 model. It has variable speed and pulse controls, as well as three presets for smoothies, hot soups, and frozen desserts. For a bigger and more feature-packed option, there's the Propel series 750, which is essentially the same as the smaller 510 but with a seven-year warranty and a preset for dips and spreads.
De'Longhi TrueBrew Drip Coffee Maker
De'Longhi TrueBrew drip coffee maker
Do you have a barista on call? No, we didn't think so. But TrueBrew sort of makes it feel like you do. The new coffee maker from De'Longhi, which was able to score Brad Pitt for its marketing campaign, features a built-in conical burr grinder, which grinds and doses the exact amount of beans you need for one of five brew styles—light, gold, bold, espresso-style, and iced—in one of six sizes. The machine even turns those spent grounds in easy-to-dispose coffee pucks, like something you'd find in an espresso machine's portafilter, to make cleanup a breeze.
Oxo Good Grips Refrigerator Organization Set
Oxo Good Grips 8-piece refrigerator organization set
Let's be honest, your fridge could use a good cleaning and some re-organization. Sure, we don't actually know what your refrigerator looks like, but we know most of you agree. Oxo's new line of refrigerator organizers will keep the inside of your fridge neat and maximize every space so you can cram even more snacks in there.
Peak Design Tech Pouch
$60.00, Peak Design
The worst thing about travel might not be the airport horror stories or the jet lag. It might actually be the fact that you have to carry all your tech gear around. The ongoing terror of losing any of your charging cables or breaking something (by accident our through pure frustration) in a TSA line is never a fun start to a vacation. Luckily, Peak Design's new tech pouch features an accordion-style design so that your cables, cords, and chargers all stay neat and tidy to give you one less thing to worry about on your next trip.
Aesop Aromatique Incense
Aesop Kagerou Aromatique incense
Aesop is in the business of smelling good. Now the brand has a trio of incense—available in a woody Sarashina scent, herbaceous Kagerou, or spicy Sarashina—to complement its existing range of candles. And if you have money to spare (and don't love the pumice incense holder included), Aesop also crafted a $210 bronze incense holder.
Veja Fitz Roy
Veja wants you to get out there. The eco-friendly brand has expanded its lineup of shoes with a new hiking silhouette, the Fitz Roy, that's primed to conquer the great outdoors. It's made of a new durable technical material called Trek-Shell coupled with recycled polyester, then topped off with a water-repellent finish so a little rain won't affect your stride.
Saucony Endorphin Elite
Saucony's latest runner, the Endorphin Elite, is the brand's fastest shoe to date. The fifth model in the Endorphin lineup, the Elite is primed for road racing. Everything about this sneaker—from the carbon plate to its aggressive Speedroll for forward propulsion—is designed to help push you farther, faster, and with as little effort as possible.
Dior by Mystery Ranch Saddle Bag
Dior by Mystery Ranch saddle bag
Mystery Ranch is not a brand you'd expect to see on the runway at a fashion show, but at Dior's Summer 2023 menswear showing, it made a surprise cameo. Though it's not exactly a high-fashion brand, Mystery Ranch is still beloved for its ruggedness and durability, which is why Dior's artistic director Kim Jones linked up with the brand to pay homage to Christian Dior's love of gardening. The collaboration includes a Dior spin on Mystery Ranch's Gallagator backpack, as well as a Mystery Ranch spin on Dior's saddle bag (among other pieces like a belt and zippered wallet).
Huckberry X Mystery Ranch 2 Day Assault 27-Liter Backpack
Huckberry X Mystery Ranch 2 Day Assault 27-liter backpack
And because a Dior and Mystery Ranch bag might be out of some folks' price range, you might consider scooping something from Mystery Ranch's ongoing collaboration with Huckberry instead. This exclusive colorway of the 2-Day Assault bag comes decked out in camo, and stocks a hefty 27 liters of stuff in its innards. It's also designed to ensure equal weight distribution and can securely hold a laptop up to 15 inches if you're hauling your tech into the wilderness.
Baratza Encore ESP
Baratza Encore ESP coffee grinder
$200.00, Seattle Coffee Gear
We will forever love the Baratza Encore coffee grinder, and if didn't think we could love it anymore, the brand added an “ESP” to the end of the name, re-engineered some of the moving parts, and created a coffee grinder that can truly do it all. And by “do it all,” we mean the Encore ESP can grind coffee for both regular brewing methods—drip, pour-over, etc.—and espresso. The ESP retains the original's 40 grind settings, except this new model focuses the first 20 grind settings on espresso-sized grounds while the larger 20 grind settings get you every other iteration of drip coffee that you could need (like a beefier cold brew consistency). Plus, there's a dosing cup to help you easily and cleanly transport your grounds to your portafilter like a true barista.
Quince carry-on hard shell suitcase
From cashmere sweater to bathroom towels, Quince makes a bunch of affordable, high-quality alternatives to brands that sell the same stuff at a markup. Now it's making suitcases, and they start at just $130. We're not sure how it stacks up to our other favorite bags yet, but the specs are promising: It's made of polycarbonate, with a water-resistant interior lining, and those 360-degree spinner wheels look like they can easily breeze through the airport terminal. The suitcases are only currently available in two colors, black and tan, but those should be neutral enough to please most people.
Great Jones Beyond Measure
Great Jones Beyond Measure duo
$70.00, Great Jones
Does the world of measuring cups need disrupting? According to the direct-to-consumer cookware brand Great Jones it does. The brand, known for its colorful, 'grammable pots, pans, and ovenware, put a new spin on measuring cups with this whimsical Sophie Jacobsen-esque glass design that might actually get you to measure out (and not just eyeball) your next baking project. Your days of soggy cakes are long gone.
Hay Mousqueton Portable Outdoor Lamp
Hay Mousqueton portable outdoor lamp
Hay's new collection includes this portable outdoor lamp that's just in time for warmer weather. Designed by French designer Inga Sempé, the Mousequeton has a four-step dimmer to help you bring the vibes outside. It also houses a rechargeable battery for its LED bulb, and the lamp is blessedly weatherproofed thanks to its coated steel shade and zinc alloy base.
Houseplant Vinyl Box Set Vol. 2
Houseplant vinyl box set vol. 2
Get the turntable ready, because Houseplant co-founders Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg have released their second volume of LPs to accompany your smoking sessions. The second box set features 97 minutes of tunes across three records, each with their own vibe to match the type of weed strain you're jamming with.
Eufy Mach V1 Ultra
You'll recognize Eufy's brand name for its security cameras and robot vacuums, and now it's making a cordless stick vacuum. Except it's not just any old cordless stick vac, but also a steam mop, which the brand says is the first of its kind. After sucking up both wet and dry messes, the Mach V1 uses steam to sanitize the floor—plus, through something called Eco-Clean Ozone Disinfection, the vacuum also cleans itself. While the vacuum is meant to vacuum, steam, and mop mostly on hardwood floors, it can also be used on low-pile rugs and carpets.
Braindead x Modernica Checkered Shell Chair
Braindead x Modernica checkered shell chair
The, ahem, great minds at Braindead have teamed up with the designheads at Modernica on a small run of furniture, from desks to Eames-style fiberglass shell chairs, all decked out in vibe-y graphic designs like this checkered logohead print. Add one or two to your space to kick your drab decor situation into high gear.
Traeger Ironwood Grill
Traeger's run of pellet grills are some of the best of the best, and following up last year's release of the Timberline, the brand has released the Ironwood collection for those looking for something less primo than its top-of-the-line series. Available in two sizes, the Ironwood features a touchscreen digital display, borrowed from the Timberline, as well as a new piece of technology that's meant to help infused more smoke and wood flavor into your food. Keep the Ironwood in mind once it's warmer out so you can keep the grill going all summer long.
Snif Golden Ticket
Snif's latest scent is drawing some inspiration from Willy Wonka. With Golden Ticket, a new tea-inspired scent, one person will win a two-night trip to London in celebration of the brand's 15th scent release. Golden Ticket itself smells like a blend of warm teas–black, green, and maté—so it's a nice consolation prize once you realize you didn't win a free trip.
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