It’s a very special time of year, and you probably don’t even know it.
Mid-November means that we’re still far away enough from Christmas that you can buy cool shit for yourself, and not feel guilty about it. In two weeks’ time, even sniffing around on your favourite online store will having Baby Jesus and your Mother crying. Save the tears, check out the gear below for yourself… before it’s too late.
The Social Studio: Art Scarf
Buying new stuff feels even better when the proceeds go to a good cause, like The Social Studio’s new ‘Art Scarf’ range. The Melbourne based not for profit have called on an impressive lineup of artists for a limit-edition range of scarves, including Ken Done, Miso, Atong Atem, Gian Manik, Romance Was Born X Kate Rohde, and more. All proceeds go to Melbourne’s refugee youth communities, and there’s only 25 of each available, so you better move quick.
Get one here.
MOTOWN x Carhartt WIP
Coinciding with the 60th anniversary of legendary Motown Records, Carhartt’s thirteen-piece capsule collection riffs on imagery and ephemera found in the label’s archives. Bombers and beanies featuring Marvin Gaye cover art, tees paying tribute to classic Smokey Robinson and the Miracles album, A Pocket Full of Miracles, and more, this is one collab to get stuck into asap.
Get it here.
Amor – Kate Bellm
Carefree, sensual, and never boring, Kate Bellm’s work is a kaleidoscope of beautiful women in beautiful locales, and now you can own a little bit of the English photographer’s magic via her new photo book, Amor. Filled with her best shots from the past decade, the book is a culmination of Kate’s travels from her adopted home of Mallorca, to secluded beaches of Mexico and beyond, and flicking through it will make your day feel that little bit sunnier.
Get a copy here.
Personally, I never find myself in need of a rain jacket, but maybe that has something to do with the fact that my homeland is currently incinerating itself as a result of humans treating planet earth like a rubbish bin for a couple of centuries. But if I did, then I would most likely get this ethically manufactured rainwear made from 100% recycled plastic. There’s a few reasons why I like this range from Pack-a-Ponch: visual artist Leif Podhajský created all the psychedelic designs, everything is re-cycled or compostable (even the swing tags, which are made from cornstarch), and if you pre-order over the next two weeks, you get poster art from Leif thrown in too.
Get one here.
Polar Skate Co. Red Puffer
Outside of the office window, the sun is beaming and the birds are chirping. The forecast is predicting a steamy day of 30 degrees celsius, but that means nothing to me—Monster Children‘s male contingent will stabilise the room temperature with air con at an icy 18 degrees like always, and I will continue to sit here in a hypothermic state until someone sends me this very nice new red puffer (second photo) from Polar that drops on their site tomorrow.
Buy me a puffer here.
Levi’s Trucker Jacket with Jacquard™ by Google
Thanks to Levi’s, I now have a little robot on my arm and I love it. Having wearable tech in the sleeve of my Levi’s sherpa jacket makes me feel like a huge nerd, but when I’m skipping songs on my playlist with a tap of my wrist here, and getting directions with a swipe of my arm there, I feel like a God. Investing in one of Levi’s classic denim jackets is worth it anyway, so why not top up it and add this little doodah.
Get one here.