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Steelcase’s New Chair Makes You Feel Weightless, and 5 Other New Home Releases

Every week, we lust over home products we want in our homes right the hell now. This week: a blanket that’s like your favorite puffer jacket, some new Ikea x Sonos tech and more.

Work Sharp Precision Adjust Knife Sharpener

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Work Sharp

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If you’ve been taking your knife sharpening skills to the next level with Work Sharp’s Precision Adjust Knife Sharpener, the brand’s latest release, the Upgrade Kit, is worth checking out. Since the release of the original Precision Adjust, Work Sharp has been working to create something to supplement it and bring even more value to its customers. The result? The Precision Adjust Upgrade Kit. The kit includes seven different abrasives ranging from extra coarse 220 grit all the way to a leather strop for honing your blades. If that sounds right up your alley but you have yet to purchase a Precision Adjust, check out the Precision Adjust Elite, which includes the base model Precision Adjust, the seven abrasives included in the Upgrade Kit and an added carrying case. Whether you’re using your knives for DIY projects around the house or cooking up a masterpiece in the kitchen, this kit will keep your tools in tip-top shape.

Price: $80

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Steelcase Karman

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Steelcase

Steelcase makes a number of amazing office chairs, one of which, the Series 1, is our pick for the best overall office chair. The brand has done it again with the release of its new Karman chair, which is equipped with a new type of mesh textile, called Intermix, that alleviates pressure on the sitter. Karman is meant to make you feel weightless thanks to a lightweight flexible frame. Whereas most mesh chairs use a rigid frame, the Karman’s adapts to your movements providing support without being hard. And if you’re sick of the typical black office chair, Karman comes in 13 colors and finishes. The chair will be available in early 2022, and we’ll keep our eyes out for when you can finally buy it.

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Ghia Ginger

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Ian Shiver

Non-alcoholic spirits brand Ghia added a new spritz to its lineup with the Ghia Ginger, which combines the Mediterranean-inspired aperitif with spicy, sweet ginger. If you’re not drinking at the moment or sobriety is your lifestyle, these new drinks recreate the feeling of cracking a cold one or sipping on a juicy cocktail. For those looking for a thirst-quenching drink with nuanced flavors, here you go.

Price: $18

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Ikea x Sonos Symfonisk

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Ikea

Welcome to the second coming of the Ikea and Sonos Symfonisk lamp-speaker combo. The new Symonisk table lamp speaker uses a new acoustic architecture than its predecessor that creates a better sound experience no matter the location. Instead of being sold as a single unit, shoppers will buy the WiFi-enabled lamp base, available in black or white ($140), and choose between a glass shade ($39) or textile shade ($29). Catch the new speakers in Ikea stores starting on October 12.

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CB2 x Kravitz Design

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CW2

Lenny Kravitz is a global rockstar so it makes sense that his collection with CB2 draws inspiration from all over the world. (Though one could wonder why the rocker has a furniture collection to begin with.) As CB2 describes it, the collection, “[draws] inspiration from the ateliers of Europe, the markets of Africa and beyond.” The collection runs the gamut from throw pillows to beds, each with its own distinct personality. If I had an endless supply of money and square footage, you could find the Imbu sectional, Traverse rug and Kibo media credenza in my home.

Price: $8+

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West Elm Kids x The Old Truck

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West Elm

If you don’t have kids (or you’re just not a children’s books fanatic), “The Old Truck” is a popular block-print illustration book for kids. And now, thanks to West Elm, your kids can immerse themselves in the world of “The Old Truck” with its collection at the furniture retailer. Shop quilts, wallpaper and a lamp to have your kids feeling like they just jumped into a book.

Price: $15+

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Buffy Puffer Blanket

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Buffy

Buffy’s latest release doesn’t need to be trapped in the bedroom. The new Puffer Blanket is a quilted throw made from recycled polyester and eucalyptus for a crisp, cool and comfortably wrapping experience. While you may enjoy using this in the bed or in the living room, its machine-washable and spill-resistant qualities make this a wonderful picnic blanket, too. Plus, those four muted colors are just really, really nice.

Price: $99

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Sackville & Co. Crystal Ball Pipes

vibrant crystal ball pipe

Sackville & Co.

Sackville & Co. isn’t like your typical cannabis accessories brand. For one, it doesn’t sell a bunch of Marley-inspired gear. Second, it’s a female-founded brand and well-designed products are its cup of tea. The new Crystal Ball Pipe is meant to double as home decor, so you don’t need to hide it away when you have guests over — parents will probably dismiss it as abstract art. It features an orb smoking vessel and a glass base, available in four colors: pink, black, blue and amber.

Price: $112

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Tyler Chin is Gear Patrol’s Associate Staff Writer.

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All the Coolest Home and Design Releases We Found in September 2021

As the year starts to wind down, brands are giving it their all to get new products out into the market before year’s end. A couple big releases include iRobot’s new Roomba model, a robot vacuum designed to navigate around your pet’s poop (no, seriously), and Parachute’s foray into the furniture category with some new bed frames. An odd release this month came from the deli to end all delis, Katz’s in New York City, which turned an April Fool’s Joke into a September release: gin-flavored pickles. Check our all of the best home and design releases of September here, and get ready for another month of cool new drops.

Mavix M4 Gaming Chair

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Gaming chair brand Mavix (is there really a difference between gaming chairs and office chairs?) announced the release of its new entry-level series, the M4. The chair retains much of what Mavix’s gaming chairs are known for at a more wallet friendly $444. The M4 is fitted with cooling, comfortable mesh, adjustable head and neck support and locking casters. The Mavix chair is a masterclass in ergonomics, a must for those long-running gaming sessions. It comes in four colors, with the option for a built-in massager ($130) and footrest ($44). The chairs start shipping out on October 30.

Price: $444

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Woodford Reserve x Williams Sonoma Cocktail Mixers

williams sonoma woodford reserve cocktail mixers

Williams Sonoma

If you’re a whiskey fan, you should know how to make at least three classic whiskey cocktails: an Old Fashioned, a Mint Julep and a Whiskey Sour. Or you can just buy Williams Sonoma’s new cocktail mixers made in collaboration with Woodford Reserve. While it’s not particularly difficult to make these drinks on your own, the mixers make it convenient to get a tasty cocktail with minimal effort — and it’s even better if you don’t have all of the separate ingredients on hand. The collaboration between the retailer and bourbon brand extends beyond the cocktail bar and into the virtual classroom with a series of online cocktail classes held between September 15 and September 29.

Price: $19

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Yew Yew Sunset Bong

yew yew sunset bong

Yew Yew

Yew Yew, a “modern smoking accessory brand,” thinks Lana Del Rey could do better than smoke from a tacky weed leaf-adorned bong. A better alternative? The brand’s new Sunset Bong, a bong that hits as good as it looks. Made of borosilicate glass, the Sunset Bong isn’t something you’d be ashamed of keeping out in the open, and yes, it’s way better than smoking from some gaudy bong that’s best reserved for un-cool college kids. Sadly it’s sold out now, but the brand says to expect a restock in a month.

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Roomba j7+

roomba j7 vacuum

iRobot

Robot vacuums are getting smarter and smarter. And the latest Roomba from iRobot, the j7+, might be the smartest so far — especially if you’re an animal owner. The j7+ uses PrecisionVision Navigation to avoid obstacles in its way, especially animal feces, a problem that other robot vacuums have had in the past. Over time, the robo vac will learn what parts of your home need more cleaning and what floor obstacles to avoid. With the latest software update, the iRobot Genius 3.0, the j7+ comes equipped with new features such as Clean While I’m Away, which uses your phone’s location services to determine when you’ve left your home so it can start cleaning; Quiet Drive, which makes the vacuum as quiet as possible when you need some cleaning but also some quiet time; and Cleaning Time Estimates, to give you a ballpark estimate of how long a cleaning session will take.

Price: $850

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Great Jones The Whole Grain Family & Spoon Rest

great jones the whole grain family

Great Jones

Great Jones’ latest release is a trio of wooden cooking utensils, dubbed “The Whole Grain Family,” comprising a ladle, spatula and slotted spoon. To accompany the new utensils, Great Jones worked with one of our favorite pottery brands, East Fork, on a limited-edition spoon rest so you can keep all your messes off the counter. The spoons are made in India, and because of the lasting effects of COVID-19 in the country, Great Jones is donating 20 percent of proceeds from first month of sales of the utensils set to help with local relief efforts.

Price: $100

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Bushwick Kitchen x Angry Orchards Hot Sauce

bushwick kitchen hot sauce

Bushwick Kitchen

Sauce company Bushwick Kitchen — you may know it from their Bees Knees Spicy Honey — and hard cider juggernaut Angry Orchards paired up for some hot sauces inspired by the latter’s lineup of ciders. The hot sauces include: Weak Knees Peach Mango Habañero, which includes Scotch bonnet peppers, coriander, cumin and ginger; Weak Knees Strawberry Jalapeño, which combines habaneros, jalapeños and gochujang; and Weak Knees Crisp Apple Jalapeño, which finds serrano peppers and jalapeño peppers paired with apple butter.

Price: $14

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Everlane The Chore Apron

everlane the chore apron

Everlane

Everlane in a roundup of home gear? That’s right since the retailer released an apron, inspired by its Chore Pants and Chore Jacket. (It seems that throwing “Chore” into a product name for Everlane means something has lots of pockets.) The apron is made of 8.6-ounce cotton twill, decked out with a chest pocket, two front pockets and a loop for a towel or rag.

Price: $50

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Paravel Grand Packing Cube

paravel grand packing cube

Paravel

Travel brand Paravel just released its popular packing cube in a much larger size, designed to fit in the brand’s Aviator Grand suitcase. According to the brand, the Grand Packing Cube has enough space to fit up to 10 shirts, four pairs of pants, a pair of shoes and six pairs of underwear. Packing cubes are an excellent way to stay neat and tidy when you’re going on trips, plus they help you save space by compressing your belongings into a neat little cube. Available in five colorways with the option to add a monogram, the Grand Packing Cube could be your ultimate traveling hack.

Price: $65

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Public Goods Candles

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Public Goods

Affordable clean home goods brand Public Goods released its own line of candles — and they’re totally free from plastic. Available in three scents, lavender and vanilla, cedar and suede and black current, the candles are paraben free, cruelty free and vegan. After the wax is all used up, reuse the glass jar for basically anything.

Price: $6+

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Parachute Bed Frames

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Parachute

Parachute is a brand that knows — and excels at – bed sheets, so it actually makes sense that its newest product category is the humble bed frame. The new collection comprises three upholstered bed frames — the Canyon, the Dune and the Horizon — available in seven fabric options. The frames are inspired by southern California, the brand’s hometown. For example, Canyon draws inspiration from the curves of Laurel Canyon, while Dune is elicits memories of the Mojave. Get this bed frame when it’s time to upgrade the janky old one you’ve just been putting up with.

Price: $1,800+

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Alldae Cascara Tea

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If you’ve never had it, cascara is tea made from the skin of the fruit of the coffee plant. When processing these fruits to get the seed (what we call the coffee bean), the skins are removed and typically discarded. Cascara gives them delicious purpose. Alldae is a new company making cascara out of Gesha coffee from Panama. If you’re hunting a mid-afternoon pick-me-up that isn’t as jarring as a cup of coffee, Alldae’s canned cascaras are an excellent option. I like the pineapple flavor best.

Price: $24 (six-pack)

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Brightland The Couplet

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Brightland

Honey is one of the most-faked foods out there, often diluted with syrups or worse, the syrups are modified to look like honey. Brightland started out in 2018 making olive oil, another often-faked food, and now it’s making honey. The brand’s new honeys will include California Orange Blossom Honey and Kauai Wildflower Honey, with the honeys being sourced by women-led teams at multigenerational beekeeping families. The raw, unfiltered honeys will not only be incredibly delicious, but they’ll help combat the issue knockoffs in the industry.

Price: $42

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Bokksu Kitchenware

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Bokksu

Snack box brand Bokksu has a new section in its marketplace that’s only tangentially related to snacks — kitchenware. Filled with made-in-Japan goods, Bokksu’s Kitchenware section is filled with useful kitchen items whether it’s a Japanese kitchen knife or ramen-themed chopsticks rests.

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Partners Coffee Rockaway Cold Brew

partners coffee rockaway cold brew

Partners Coffee

As if cold brew couldn’t get any simpler, Brooklyn-based coffee roasters Partners Coffee made its cold-brew blend of coffee beans into tea bag-like satchels for easier cold brewing. Each package of Rockaway Cold Brew contains four pouches of pre-ground coffee, so all you have to do is steep it in 24 ounces of water for a day to get delicious cafe-quality cold brew.

Price: $16

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Finex 14″ Double-Handle Skillet

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Finex

Popular cast-iron skillet brand Finex released its largest skillet to date with the 14-inch double-handled skillet. The dual speed-cool coil handles make it easier to quickly transport your extra-large meals from the the stove (or oven, campfire or grill) to the table. The skillet retains everything that Finex fans love about the brand like its octagonal shape and super-smooth cooking surface.

Price: $270 without lid; $370 with lid

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Amass Afterdream

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Amass

Amass just released its newest beverage product, and it marks the brand’s first entry in the cannabis department. Afterdream is a non-alcoholic, cannabis-infused spirit that combines 14 California botanicals — like sumac and lemon peel — with cannabis-derived terpenes to create a beverage good enough to drink on its own or in a booze-free cocktail. Afterdream contains 3.5 milligrams of THC, 3.5 milligrams CBD and 3.5 milligrams Delta-8 per serving, and contains zero added sugar and zero calories. Afterdream will be sold at Sweet Flower, which has four SoCal locations and an online store.

Price: $70

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Truff White Hotter Sauce

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Truff

Truffle condiment brand Truff knows you want something hotter than its OG White Truffle Hot Sauce. That’s why there’s the new White Hotter Sauce that takes the original’s composition — real white truffles, agave nectar and a blend of chilis — and makes it even spicier for a more powerful punch in the tastebuds.

Price: $35

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Pineapple Collaborative The Salt

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Lindsey Swedick

Pineapple Collaborative is expanding its pantry staples — a cult-favorite olive oil and equally popular apple cider vinegar — with the release of its salt, appropriately named The Salt. The Salt is ethically produced and sourced in Peru by a mostly women-operated co-op. It’s a medium grind, mild pink sea salt that’s better for finishing than dumping in to season pasta water. While it’s good to eat, the ceramic container comes in also looks really good on the kitchen counter.

Price: $24

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Sabai The Essential Chair

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Sabai

Direct-to-consumer sofa brand Sabai has a new chair for sale, and it’s because the brand knew its fans were looking for the brand to branch out from sofas. According to the brand, the chair is inspired by Hawkins New York’s Alva Chair and Ligne-Roset’s Paipai chair, but it wanted to create something at a more approachable price point. The Essential Chair features sloped arms and plush pillows with ample sitting space. Customers can customize their chair in either recycled velvet or up-cycled polyester.

Price: $645

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Houseplant Pebble Match Strike

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Houseplant

Seth Rogen and Houseplant really can’t lose. At first glance, the Pebble Match Strike looks like some random home decor, when it actuality it’s a match strike, a match holder and an ashtray. Crafted from cast iron, the Pebble Match Strike will patina with use so that every strike you take— whether it’s to light a candle or spark up — will be unique to you.

Price: $125

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Katz’s Deli Hendrick’s Pickles

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Hendrick’s Gin

This is a joke. Sort of. On April Fool’s Day, Hendrick’s made a joke about gin-soaked pickles. Now it’s a reality because Hendrick’s and Katz’s Deli, a New York City food landmark, made Hendrick’s-infused pickles. While at first glance the pairing seems odd, Hendrick’s gin is actually made with cucumbers, among other botanicals and flavorings. The cucumbers aren’t actually infused with gin, but they do get brined for 72 hours in a solution that contains the botanicals that Hendrick’s uses in its gin. Eat them on their own, pair with a pastrami sandwich or mix yourself a cocktail — gin and pickles are an oddly satisfying combination.

Price: $15

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Tyler Chin is Gear Patrol’s Associate Staff Writer.

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Ikea Is Getting Plugged Into the Gaming World

Ikea’s latest collection has a very specific consumer in mind: the gamer. There are currently over 2.5 billion active gamers worldwide, with the number growing every day. Ikea’s new line of products made in collaboration with Republic of Gamers (ROG) is for them.

The collection makes up six product families: Uppspel, Lanespelare, Matchspel, Gruppspel, Utespelare and Huvudspelare. The entire collection makes up over 30 products ranging from furniture to accessories.

ROG and Ikea worked closely on the Uppspel products, while Ikea used the insights gained from that to create more items to tailor to gamers’ needs.

“With the Ikea Uppspel designs, we want to tighten the relationship between gamers, gaming gear and gaming space,” Johnny Chan, a designer at ROG, says in a press release.

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The Matchspel gaming chair offers a number of customizable features to make gaming more comfortable.

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Ikea adds an affordable sit-to-stand desk to the mix with its Uppspel gaming desk.

Ikea

Products include a sit-to-stand desk with the option for a cup holder, various storage solutions, four new gaming chairs and more. The move stakes out a claim within an ever-growing market, pitting it against brands with dedicated followers like Razer and SteelSeries. Being Ikea, however, it has affordability on its side; items start at just $6 — for a mouse pad — and the gaming chairs range between $70 to $349. The collection is geared towards PC users, though as Ikea executive Ewa Rychert says in the press release, this is only the “first step on our gaming journey.”

The Ikea entire gaming line will be available in October 2021, with the exception of the Gruppspel chair, which will come out in January 2022.

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Tyler Chin is Gear Patrol’s Associate Staff Writer.

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The 6 Best Flannel Sheets to Wrap Yourself In This Fall

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Coyuchi

Investing in sleep is one of the best things you can do. Not only is it important to make sure you’re getting enough sleep, but you also need to make sure the bed you tuck into every night will have you getting the best sleep possible. And one of the best things you can do for yourself is to get some really good bed sheets. You probably know the drill. Linen sheets, though good year round, are associated with the warm months. Cotton percale is an all-around good pick for whenever. But with the temperatures dipping in most places, you should be eyeing some good, cozy flannel sheets. You know all about flannel for your body (who’s to say you’re not wearing a flannel shirt right now?), but it’s time you get that coziness up in your bed. Here are the TK best flannel sheets to wrap yourself in as soon as you start seeing your own breath in the air.

What is flannel?

Flannel is a type of soft, brushed fabric that can be made from cotton, wool or synthetic material. “Flannel” and “cozy” often go together as the fabric is incredibly soft and warm owing to its brushed quality, which essentially raises the fabric’s surface fibers to increase insulation and add a fuzzy-like feel.

Should you get flannel sheets?

If you’re someone who loves super-soft bedding, then yes, you should absolutely get flannel sheets. There is a huge category people, however, who may never hope to get near flannel sheets, and those are folks who tend to overheat in their sleep. Flannel is a really good insulating material, hence its use in cold months for outdoor activities, so if you’re already sweating through your linen bedding, you may find yourself getting cooked under flannel.

What is the best thread count for flannel sheets?

Unlike sheets of other materials, flannel sheets aren’t measured by thread count, but are instead measured by ounce per square yard. Flannel sheets will either be considered heavyweight or lightweight, the former offering more warmth and the latter giving more breathability. A fairly standard weight for flannel sheets is five ounces, and you can go lighter or heavier depending on how much you overheat at night.

Editor’s Note: All prices shown are for queen-sized bedding.

The Best Flannel Sheets of 2021

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Best Overall Flannel Sheets

L.L. Bean Ultrasoft Comfort Flannel Sheet Set

L.L. Bean is hard to beat in the flannel department, whether it’s the brand’s flannel shirts or flannel-lined pants. The same applies to its flannel bed sheets, some of the most lauded-after bedding when it comes to cold-weather comfort. Available in eight colors, the five-ounce flannel sheets are the perfect middle-of-the-road option between lightweight and heavyweight flannel. And while the colorways aren’t exactly exciting, the brand does sell patterned flannel sheets for a bit more. The sheets are made in Portugal, one of the top flannel-producing countries, and with continued use and washing, will only get softer and softer with age.

  • Incredibly soft, and will soften more with subsequent washings
  • Not too light or heavy
  • Shrink resistant
  • May start pilling

Best Splurge Flannel Sheets

Coyuchi Cloud Brushed Organic Flannel Sheets

Coyuchi’s flannel sheets are certified organic, and made from six-ounce flannel, which is slightly toastier than L.L. Bean’s. The sheets are resistant to pilling because of its velvet soft texture while also producing a luxurious feel against your skin. The available colors are muted and beautiful, and because the sheets have a Made Safe seal, you can bee sure they’re free of harmful toxins.

  • Soft and resistant to pilling
  • Beautifully dyed
  • Warm, but shouldn’t cause you to overheat
  • Expensive
  • Limited colors

Best Budget Flannel Sheets

Mellanni Cotton Flannel Sheet Set

Testing the waters of flannel bedding? Take the plunge with the super-cheap flannel sheets from Mellanni, a brand that prides itself on affordable bedding that still pays attention to quality. These flannel sheets boast a decently heavy weight — 5.6 ounces — though most people note the sheets remain thin and breathable.

  • Affordable
  • Only decent quality
  • Will shed and pill over time
  • Shrinks after first wash, and top sheet is too small

Best Solid-Colored Flannel Sheets

The Company Store Legends Luxury Velvet Flannel Fitted Sheet

The Company Store’s heavyweight flannel are soft and warming, and they also come in more colors than most other retailers offer. The fitted sheet’s deep pockets can accommodate loftier mattresses, while still being apt to use on shallower mattresses because of its reliable elastic band. While the company doesn’t offer the bedding as a set, it does allow for some color mix-and-matching if that’s your thing.

  • Wide array of colors
  • Bedding is sold separately; sheet sets are not available
  • Shrinks over time

Best Printed Flannel Sheets

Garnet Hill Cozy Plaid Organic-Cotton Flannel Bedding

Garnet Hill probably has the best selection of printed flannel sheets whether it’s classic plaid or more something fun for Christmas. The sheets themselves are woven in Portugal, and according to Garnet Hill, is made by folks who have been doing this for the past 40 years. The cotton is completely organic and is on the heavier side of flannel sheets, weight 5.4 ounces. Brushed on both sides, the sheets are extra soft and unlikely to pill too much (after the first wash).

  • A huge selection of prints
  • Extra-soft flannel
  • On the heavier side

Best Organic Flannel Sheets

Casper Flannel Sheet Set

Casper’s a sleep brand, so it makes sense that its flannel sheets are excellent for sleep — especially when it’s frigid out there. The sheets are made toxin-free from 100-percent organic cotton. Give these sheets a try and do so with confidence because Casper offers a 30-day trial period. That’s a long time to get adjusted to sleeping like a baby. 

  • Brushed for extra softness
  • Includes a 30-day trial period and one-year warranty
  • Not suited for tall mattresses
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Koleda Solus+ Infrared Home Smart Heaters

Whether you’re talking a spacious mansion in the suburbs or a vintage walk-up in the city, the one thing they both have in common is the need for heating. If you’re tired of room-consuming furnaces…

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10 Great Wool Blankets to Keep You Warm This Fall

Let’s not mince words — wool is the king of cold-weather textiles. The product of shearing an animal, cleaning the coat, carding it into slivers and spinning it into yarn, wool is simple enough. But wool is high-tech, too: the cuticle of wool fiber is hydrophobic, meaning it dispels water quickly, and because those same fibers aren’t straight, you end up with air pockets that trap heat. Wool even wicks moisture and prevents the kind of bacteria build-up that usually leads to odors.

These attributes make wool the perfect material for blankets and throws. Get one to drape over the arm of your favorite chair, or simply keep it in the trunk of your car to safeguard against emergencies. Here are 10 fall-ready options below.

Avoca Donegal Wool Cobble Throw

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Donegal Wool Throw

Avoca rejuvenation.com

$299.00

These days, Avoca sells ceramics, cookbooks and clothes but its bread and butter will always be blankets, which it’s sold since the 1700s. This Donegal new wool throw is woven with three different colors of yarn and comes in two sizes. It’s also affordable, as far as 100-percent wool blankets go.

L.L. Bean Washable Wool Blanket

L.L.Bean

Herringbone Washable Wool Blanket

L.L.Bean llbean.com

$279.00

Washing a wool blanket in a washing machine (and drying it in a dryer) sounds like sacrilege. Yet somehow L.L.Bean made it possible with its machine-washable 100-percent cool blanket. The retailer tapped the legendary Pendleton Woolen Mills for this wool blanket, and it shows. It’s supremely soft, available in a universally loved herringbone design.

Woolrich Rough Rider Iconic Buffalo Check Blanket

Woolrich

Rough Rider Iconic Buffalo Check Blanket

Woolrich woolrich.com

$155.00

Woolrich may have closed its last US plant in 2018, but it remains one of America’s most storied makers. The Rough Rider blanket is decked out in the brand’s iconic buffalo check, a staple print you’ll find in log cabins and camping sites across the world. Toss it over your shoulders around a campfire.

Pendleton Harding Jacquard Blanket

Pendleton

Harding Jacquard Wool Blanket

Pendleton amazon.com

$429.00

Thomas Kay founded Pendleton, but it was his grandsons who infused the legendary company with Native American influence. Its Jacquard loomed new wool blankets are among its most popular designs ever, and it’s pretty easy to see why: They’re gorgeous.

Best Made Axe Stripe Blanket

Duluth Trading

Axe Stripe Blanket

Best Made duluthtrading.com

$289.95

Best Made’s Axe Stripe blanket is made at the legendary Pendleton Woolen Mills. Instead of riffing on Pendleton’s iconic Native American-inspired prints, however, Best Made took a more whimsical approach. The wool-cotton blend blanket comes in a multi-striped colorway, making for a nice statement piece to a sofa or bed.

Brooklinen Color Field Wool Throw Blanket

Brooklinen

Color Field Wool Throw Blanket

Brooklinen brooklinen.com

$199.00

Brooklinen is known for its bed sheets, but don’t knock down its other linens and textiles. Its Color Field Wool Throw is made in Germany at a family mill that’s been around for a century. The throw’s muted colors still add a pop of flair to wherever you throw it.

Faribault Woolen Mill Co. Cabin Wool Throw

Faribault Woolen Mill Co.

Cabin Wool Throw

Faribault Woolen Mill Co. faribaultmill.com

$150.00

In operation since 1865, Faribault is one of the biggest names in American wool. The Cabin Wool throw is a 100-percent merino wool masterclass in how to make a soft and warm blanket. Dry clean only, please.

The Citizenry Cascada Alpaca Throw

The Citizenry

Cascada Alpaca Throw

The Citizenry the-citizenry.com

$175.00

The Citizenry is a home goods store that partners with local artisans across the globe to bring a worldly selection to its inventory. Its Cascada Alpaca Throw is made in partnership with Weavers Of Huancavelica, a Peru-based workshop that’s a family ordeal. Because alpaca wool is hypoallergenic, this material is good for those who have allergies or sensitive skin.

Avocado Alpaca Wool Blanket

Avocado

Alpaca Wool Throw

Avocado avocadogreenmattress.com

$149.00

Avocado is more known for its organic mattresses than anything else, but it brings its environmentally friendly outlook to its wool blanket, too. The brand, which is actually carbon negative in that it offsets more carbon emissions than it emits, ethically sources its alpaca wool for a blanket that does good as much as it feels good.

Tekla Pure New Wool Blanket

Ssense

Green Pure New Wool Blanket

Tekla ssense.com

$205.00

Copenhagen-based Tekla was founded in 2017 by Charlie Hedin, who also co-founded the fashion brand Eytys – which can probably explain why there’s so much cool-kid cred behind the textiles brand. Its wool blanket is made of 100-percent virgin wool, and it’s the perfect complement for your already-cozy lifestyle.

Assistant Editor, Home and Design Will Price is Gear Patrol’s home and drinks editor.
Tyler Chin is Gear Patrol’s Associate Staff Writer.

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Ninja’s Juiced-Up Coffee Maker Does the Most

These days, it seems like making coffee is all about perfecting one type of brew. Methods like Aero Press, Chemex, French Press and espresso are having a moment, especially as interest in Starbucks and Dunkin alternatives rises. I have a handful of friends committed to swinging through the drive-thru on their way to work or for an afternoon pick-me-up, but if I were to poll everyone I know, I’d bet that the majority of them are more interested in buying high-quality beans to grind and brew at home.

When I’m looking for a coffee maker, I’m looking for a coffee shop-killer. Does Ninja’s Specialty Coffee Maker fit that billing? It earned a spot in our guide of the best coffee makers thanks to its ability to dish out an excellent single-serving brew, but it is much more than that. It’s pitched as a jack-of-all-trades, and I’d be remiss to leave out the fact that it won the Specialty Coffee Association’s coveted Certified Home Brewer certification — something of a rarity in the coffee world. Is it worth the money? I tested it to find out.

Ninja Specialty Coffee Maker

Ninja amazon.com

$378.40

What’s Good?

Speedy brewing: As is the case with many of the drip machines I’ve used over the years, you just set it and forget it…literally. It takes so long to brew that you forget you were making coffee. Most machines take forever to brew a full pot, but the Ninja is one of the speediest machines I’ve used. If I just want a single cup, it is lightning fast. If I want a full carafe, it only takes a few extra minutes to give me enough coffee to last a couple of days.

Variety: With six sizes and four brew strengths, its coffee-shop-killer abilities are on full display immediately. If you want just a few ounces of espresso-strength coffee, you can have it. If you want iced coffee, choose the “Over Ice” option and you’ll have a concentrated brew made with ice melt taken into account. Prefer drip? You can have a single-serve cup or choose to fill the glass carafe with 50 ounces at once. Should you crave something a bit fancier, the machine has a built-in frother that aerates milk, cold or hot, to your exact specifications. This means that a cold chai latte or a hot cappuccino is easily within reach, even for the inexperienced home barista.

putting coffee grinds into ninja specialty coffee maker

Ninja

The Not So Good

Size: This machine is very big. This might work for folks who are working with a ton of kitchen counter real estate, but if you don’t have a lot of room, it will be a tight squeeze, especially when compared with more labor-intensive single-serving coffee options.

Decent at everything?: This machine is able to do a lot. You might be enamored with the options it provides, but it will not blow your mind with any single brew method. Specialty mode yields espresso-like results but it doesn’t make true espresso by any means. The iced coffee method helps you make cold coffee at home, but it still comes out hot and requires a ton of ice to be cold enough to drink right away. This is fine if you have an ice maker or are a diligent ice-tray-filler, but could be a problem if you want multiple iced coffees in a short amount of time.

ninja specialty coffee maker detail

Ninja

Verdict

The Ninja Specialty Coffee Maker is a jack-of-all-trades but a master of none. I really like this machine for someone who wants coffee each day but doesn’t want to head to the coffee shop to fulfill their caffeine addiction. Its combination of brew strengths and brew volume makes it a great option for homes with multiple people (or someone who drinks a whole pot by themselves each day). All in all, despite its quality across the board, it may leave serious coffee drinkers wanting more. It won’t make the best coffee you’ve ever had in your life, but it will absolutely do the trick if you want to make a variety of coffee drinks at home each week.

Will Porter is Gear Patrol’s Commerce Writer.

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Burrow Made a Desk, and 5 Other New Home Releases

Every week, we lust over home products we want in our homes right the hell now. This week: an heirloom-worthy throw blanket, the best instant noodles we’ve ever tried and more.

Burrow Pilot Desks

burrow pilot desk

Burrow

Burrow has all of its bases covered. The brand started with sofas, the ultimate furniture for lounging, and now it’s pivoted to desks, for when you’re on that WFH grind. The Pilot desk series, which includes a traditional desk ($795) and standing desk ($1,295), are crafted from solid ash, and they’re as simple as they are beautiful. The desks have a hidden monitor arm mount, as well as cord storage and a roomy drawer for your miscellaneous desk accessories. Desks ship for free, and they’re expected to go out in March 2022.

Price: $795

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Tilit x Tom Colicchio

tilit x tom colicchio apron

Tilit

Popular apron brand Tilit tapped celebrity chef Tom Colicchio for a collaboration apron that, despite being clean and sleek, will look a hell of a lot better dirtied up from hours spent cooking in the kitchen. The aprons are crafted from 10-ounce organic cotton, and they’re available in sage green, fresh white and cloud blue, with the option for custom embroidery. The zippered chest pocket can store whatever kitchen gadgets you need, and because it’s water resistant, you don’t have to worry about spilling soup all over yourself. For every sale of a Tom Colicchio apron, Tilit will donate $10 to Edible School Yard NYC, which teaches children in New York City about healthy eating and living.

Price: $115

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Brooklinen x Pendleton Paths Blanket

brooklinen x pendleton paths blanket

Brooklinen

Brooklinen has some new throws in its store, and one of them is courtesy of Pendleton. The Paths blanket is made of wool and cotton, adorned in a bold print that Pendleton is known for. Like anything from Pendleton (or Brooklinen for that matter), this could definitely be your next family heirloom. And for some non-Pendleton throws, Brooklinen also released the Color Field Wool Throw Blanket ($199) and Honeycomb Wool Throw Blanket ($249) for those cool fall nights up ahead.

Price: $389

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Momofuku Noodles

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Momofuku

If you’ve ever eaten (or lived off of) Cup Noodles, you have to thank Momofuku Ando for their existence. Celebrity chef David Chang named his entire food empire, Momofuku, after the inventor, and now Chang has entered the instant noodle world himself with Momofuku Noodles. The flavors — soy and scallion, spicy soy and tingly chili — are Chang-approved, and taste like something you’d find at a Momofuku restaurant. And it helps that the noodle quality is exceptional, too. The noodles are air dried, as opposed to fried — the most common way instant noodles are preserved – or frozen, and they contain zero preservatives or artificial flavoring. Momofuku worked with the brand A-Sha to formulate the noodle recipe, which is just wheat, salt and water, resulting in 25 percent fewer calories than other instant noodles, as well as 10 grams of protein. Each serving costs a little over $2, which isn’t that much more than something like Cup Noodle, but Momofuku’s is out of stock right now so you’ll have to wait for a restock.

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    Oxo Aluminum Dish Racks

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    OXO

    Leave it to Oxo to make some new excellent dish racks. Its two latest — one for dishes, the other for bottles — are both made of aluminum, which will hold up against rust. The dish rack is collapsible, perfect for small kitchens, and the bottle drying rack will give you more of a reason to clean your reusable bottles more often.

    Price (Bottle Drying Rack): $20 | Price (Dish Drying Rack): $40

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    Palace x Stella Artois

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    Palace Artois

    Streetwear brand Palace teamed up with Stella Artois for the second time this year on a special collection of clothing and home goods. A couple standouts include a co-branded chalice, as well as a tote bag built to hold a few cans of the Palace Artois beers. Shop quickly before it all sells out like the first drop.

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All the Coolest Home and Design Releases We Found in August 2021

Ah August, the last full month of summer, and arguably the worst (depending on how you feel about heat and humidity. No matter how you feel about August — or summer in general — the releases in the home space were hot enough to carry over into the cooler months ahead. Like literally. Omsom, which makes some of our favorite pre-made Asian cooking sauces, released a Heat Lover’s pack that’ll have you sweating, and Fly By Jing, a company that makes a supremely delicious chili crunch, released its new hot pot base, which is making me sweat just reading about it. We also got some linen pajamas from Parachute, a $55 smart soap dispenser from Amazon and much, much more.

Magic Bullet Air Fryer

magic bullet air fryer

Nutribullet

The next time you grab your Magic Bullet, it might not be for a blender. Magic Bullet’s first entry into cooking appliances is the air fryer, which seems to be on everyone’s wishlist nowadays. The Magic Bullet Air Fryer goes for a wallet-friendly $60, and it’s meant to be more of a single-serve air fryer than one for large families. The 2.5-quart basket can hold up to a pound of French fries (the unit of measurement for any good air fryer, and it hits a temperature range between 180°F to 400°F for those days when it’s too hot to turn on your oven.

Price: $60

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Omsom Heat Lover’s

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Omsom

Omsom’s what to reach for when you don’t know what’s for dinner. The brand of pre-made Asian sauces continues to be one of the best pantry staples you can own, and its latest pack, dubbed Heat Lover’s, is for those who don’t want food that has a kick — they want their food to knock out their tastebuds. The set includes Thai Larb, Korean Spicy Bulgogi and Pepper Teigen’s Krapow, all three of which are bound to get your sweat glands working. And while you’re on the website, load up on Omsom’s other sauces, too.

Price: $50

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Brooklinen Limited-Edition Linen Sheets

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Brooklinen

Brooklinen makes some of our favorite bed sheets, especially its linen options. And if you don’t already own linen sheets (or you’re itching for some new ones), the brand is releasing its linen bedding in a handful of new prints for a limited time. Two colorways that sold out in the past are making a comeback — terracotta, caramel and ochre— as well as two new colorways — ink blue and ink blue gingham. They say the magic happens in the bedroom, and we’re pretty sure the magic is how damn good Brooklinen linen sheets feel while you sleep.

Price: $269+

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Parachute Linen Pajamas

parachute linen pajamas

Parachute

Just like the women’s collection of linen loungewear, the men’s offerings – which include the Linen Top and Linen Pant – are the perfect combination of comfortable and elevated, made from 100% linen European Flax. The shirt is cozy enough for bed, but polished enough to pair with jeans for a casual day at the office. The pants are the sophisticated swap for sweats you’ve been looking for, but are also light and cool enough for a day at the beach. Both items will be sold separately at $74/each and will be offered in the season’s newest colorways, Fawn and Coal.

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People’s Pottery Project Blue Dinnerware

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West Elm

Now available at West Elm is a brand of pottery called People’s Pottery that formerly incarcerated women, trans and non-binary individuals. The ceramic stoneware dinnerware is available in plates and bowls of varying sizes, hand painted in shades of blue. Using People’s Pottery’s dinnerware is almost like eating off of art — Los Angeles County Museum of Art started selling the brand last summer, according to Apartment Therapy.

Price: $25+

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Amazon Smart Soap Dispenser

amazon smart soap dispenser

Amazon

Amazon is trying to make everything “smart,” including your soap dispenser. This overpriced automatic soap dispenser makes sure you keep lathering soap in your hands for 20 seconds, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s recommended amount of time for hand washing, through a light-up timer. Because this is an Amazon product, it can pair with an Echo device to use your music, or other entertainment of choice, to help you get through your 20-second hand washing (the soap dispenser itself doesn’t have a speaker). And unlike some other automatic soap dispensers, you can control how much soap comes out depending on how close your hand is to the nozzle.

Price: $55

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Fellow Shimmy Coffee Sieve

fellow shimmy coffee sieve

Fellow

No matter how good your coffee grinder is, you’re bound to get a little thing called microfines, which are basically super-tiny coffee grinds that can ruin your coffee’s flavor. While some may not notice how much those microfines are affecting their coffee, you can trust that your coffee would taste way better without them. The answer to removing these microfines is called a coffee sieve, and Fellow just released its own take on the device, called the Shimmy. All you do is place your ground coffee in the canister and give it a little shake to displace the microfines from the coffee grounds you’ll actually be using to brew. Give it a try with any coffee brewing method you use to make a better cup of joe.

Price: $49

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Knoll Ollo with Knit Back

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Knoll

Earlier this year, Herman Miller would acquire Knoll and be known as MillerKnoll. Now, Knoll has added a new iteration of one of its most popular office chairs, the Ollo. The new Ollo swaps out the original’s shell back for a knit back for springy support. The knit moves with you, and it’s also more breathable thanks to its open weave. The chair is customizable like you wouldn’t believe with 22 seat upholstery options and different colored knits.

Price: $870+

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Rao’s Homemade Limited Edition Reserve

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Rao’s

Rao’s is one of the most famous Italian restaurants in New York City, and it’s also notoriously hard to get a seat thanks to its fame — and small size. Luckily, Rao’s sells its famous tomato sauces nationwide at supermarkets, and the new Limited Edition Reserve takes it up a notch. With eight high-end products, comprising pantry staples like white truffle marinara to 30-year aged balsamic condiment — the exclusive line is sure to elevate whatever meal you try to make.

Price: $9+

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Allawake Coffee Blend Variety Pack

allawake coffee blend variety pack

AllAwake Coffee

Allawake is just one relatively new brand that’s rewriting what it means to be instant coffee. The brand makes single-use pour-over drippers that literally makes coffee in an instant. If you want to get a sample of all of Allawake’s offerings, the brand recently released its Blend Variety Pack so you can get a taste of its light, medium and dark roast coffees. You’re bound to have a favorite, and then you can stock up on all of that.

Price: $35

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Made In Teku Beer Glass

made in teku beer glass

Made In

You can drink beer out of anything: A red Solo cup, a mug, the can or bottle it comes in. But nearly all beer connoisseurs agree that the best beer-drinking vessel is the Teku. Made In just released its take on the popular beer glass, and it’s one you should buy if you have even the slightest interest in beer. The Teku glass’s claim to fame is its design, meant to maximize everything about your beer from the taste to the aroma and carbonation. The stemmed glass has an angled, tapered bowl with a flared, outward lip that aids in head retention and makes it feel like a beer waterfall is entering your mouth. The angled bowl also helps to capture the beer’s aroma, which is what contributes to maximizing its flavor. Drink from one yourself and you’ll get the hype.

Price: $59/4-pack

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Cote Wine Club

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Gary He

New York City’s Michelin-starred restaurant Cote is known for its Korean-style barbecue, but its impressive wine selection is also worth a visit. So much so that Cote’s wine program was nominated for a James Beard Award for outstanding wine program. If you can’t make it out to the restaurant, you can at least sign up for Cote’s new wine club. (For those looking for Cote meat, you can score it through Goldbelly.) The three-bottle monthly subscription box is curated by Cote’s director of beverage, Victoria James, and master sommelier, Mia Van de Water, through a partnership with Convive Wine Club club. The $165 membership also includes priority access to events and tastings, a 10-percent discount on bottles at Cote and Convive and monthly Zoom happy hours with James and Van de Water.

Price: $165

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Old Pal Provisions x Igloo Ecocool “Cold Pal” Cooler

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Old Pal Provisions

Old Pal, purveyor of weed and weed-adjacent gear for grown ups, partnered with Igloo for take on its insulated Ecocool cooler, which is made entirely from recycled resin that came from post-consumer plastic products. The 7-quart cooler, playfully called the Cold Pal, is adorned in Old Pal-style art that encourages inclusion and togetherness — plus, an overwhelming dose of good, happy vibes.

Price: $40

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Staub Stackable Cookware

staub stackable cookware

Williams Sonoma

The more cookware you have, the more kitchen space you better have. But with Staub’s new stackable cookware, available exclusively at Williams Sonoma, you can have multiple cooking tools and not have to buy extra storage space. Staub is known for its enameled cast iron, which rivals that of Le Creuset. The stackable sets come in a three-piece set, which includes a frying pan, Dutch oven and universal lid, and a four-piece set, which includes all of the previously mentioned pieces, plus a grill pan.

Price: $450+

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Misen Kitchen Shears

misen kitchen shears

Misen

Kitchen shears are just as important as kitchen knives — there, I said it. They make light work out of tedious kitchen task whether you’re trimming vegetables or cutting through a whole bird. Misen’s new kitchen shears are sharp and ready for duty right out of the box. Hell, this thing can cut through a penny if the picture is to be believed. The $15 workhorse is a steal for what it can do, and the shears are backed by the brand’s lifetime guarantee.

Price: $15

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Minna Dog Bed

minna dog bed

Minna

Your dog deserves a nice bed, and you deserve a dog bed that doesn’t ruin the vibe of your whole home. Minna’s new dog beds are exactly that. Made by hand in Guatemala, Minna’s new dog beds are inspired by Sol Lewitt’s Wall Drawings, adding a bright pop of color to the room with its patchwork construction.

Price: $195+

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Shinola for Crate & Barrel Collection

shinola for crate and barrel collection

Crate & Barrel

Shinola isn’t just a watch brand anymore, and its new collection with Crate and Barrel proves it. The two American brands collaborated on a 115-piece collection that exemplifies their dedication to craftsmanship through details like Japanese-style joinery and leather accents. The collection spans all rooms of the home from the bedroom to the home office, with focus paid towards utility and good looks. Some standouts to us include the Runwell sofa, the Michigan chair and the Utility floor lamp. I take that back — everything is a standout.

Price: $24+

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Bokksu Moon Festival Snack Box

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Bokksu

For those bored of the typical snacks you get at the grocery store, Bokksu should be on your radar. The subscription box gets you snacks from Japan every month, meant to “empower Japan’s traditional snackmakers by sharing their authentic food and stories with the world,” per the brand’s about page. The snacks you get aren’t some exclusive-to-Japan flavors from big corporate snack brands, rather they’re made by family-owned businesses, some of whom have been in the snack business for generations. Twice a year, Bokksu does a limited-edition collector’s box, with 2021’s first drop being in celebration of Japan’s Mid-Autumn Festival, during which celebrants offer food to the moon to celebrate the autumn equinox in Japan.

Price: $40+

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Fly By Jing Fire Hot Pot Base

fly by jing fire hot pot base

Fly By Jing

Fly By Jing made a name for itself for its top-of-the-line chili crisps. Its latest release is just as spicy, but it’s not a condiment like the rest of its lineup. The new Fire Hot Pot Base from Fly By Jing forms the, well, base of a hot pot broth. For those not in the know, hot pot is a cooking method in which diners cook their food in a boiling pot on their table. It’s a communal form of dining where most of the flavor of the food is derived from the boiling soup (and also custom-made sauces). Fly By Jing’s Fire Hot Pot Base is a mix of ginger, star anise, clove, and Sichuan peppercorns that’s as spicy as it is flavorful. And if you don’t have your hands on a hot pot pot, you could use the base as a stir-fry sauce.

Price: $20

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Made In x Tecovas

made in x tecovas collection

Made In

Made In calls its collaboration with Tecovas a “match made in Texas.” The two Texas-based brands debuted the Grill Collection recently, comprising a carving knife, knife roll, and leather knife handle cover. The knife features a 9-inch blade with a Yew wood handle, and the knife roll is made of waxed till, harness leather and brass hardware, with enough space for nine knives and a zipper pocket for miscellaneous kitchen gear.

Price: $29+

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Material ReBowl

material rebowl

Material

Every kitchen needs a good workhorse bowl whether it’s for food prep, serving or storage. Material’s new ReBowl is that bowl. But what’s with its name? The 1o-inch wide, 2.75-quart bowl is made from recycled plastic and sugarcane, without any virgin plastic. Its flared lip is perfect for pouring without spills, it nests into one another for easy storage and it comes in eye-popping colors for a bit of flair in the kitchen.

Price: $25

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Lalo The Chair

lalo the chair in sage

Lalo

If the Eamses made a high chair, it would look like this. The Lalo high chair is arguably one of the sleekest high chairs you could buy for your baby, and it’s as much of a necessity for your kid as it is for your home’s aesthetic. The Chair is made from FSC-certified sustainable beechwood, and the whole thing is easy to clean because messes are a given. In mid-June, Lalo released The Chair in a limited-edition sage colorway, which sold out in two weeks. By popular demand, sage is now a permanent color offering thought you can’t go wrong with any of the colors.

Price: $215

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This Pen Was Made by Aerospace Engineers

A low-quality pen can add frustration and disorder to your workday, ultimately disturbing your productivity. If you are in the market for a thoughtfully made pen that acts as the ultimate copilot for your workday, then check out the Vector Titanium Pen by Aerocrafted. Behind Aerocrafted is a group of aerospace engineers and pilots whose experience in the aerospace industry is reflected in the design and manufacturing process of the brand’s products. The Vector Titanium Pen is made of Grade 5 titanium and self-lubricating bronze — making it tough against time. With a compact form factor when stowed and full-size ergonomics when in use, this pen is easy to throw in your pocket and bring on the go. It’s available in two versions with an integrated pocket clip or lanyard hole — you can choose which makes the most sense for you. You can get a Vector of your own and learn more about its functionality by supporting Aerocrafted’s Kickstarter below.

Price: $85

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These Baby Toys Support Your Child’s Brain Growth and Development

There are many aspects of being a parent that are overwhelming, but deciding which toy is appropriate for your baby is no longer one of them. Lovevery creates stage-based play essentials for children 0–4, designed by experts for your child’s developing brain. Each Kit is delivered every two to three months — straight to your home and matched to your child’s exact learning stage. The toys included are made with sustainably harvested wood, organic cotton, nontoxic paint and baby-safe plastics. For your newborn, The Looker Play Kit focuses on your baby’s sight with high-contrast images. The Charmer, for three- to four-month-olds, supports your baby’s social awareness as they explore and examine the world. The next Play Kit is The Senser, designed for children five to six months old, which focuses on developing language skills and strengthening coordination and dexterity. Take the guesswork out of which toys to buy for your little one and subscribe below.

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The 15 Best Sofas and Couches For Every Budget and Style

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Chandler Bondurant

The couch is the centerpiece of a home. It’s a place you, guests and roommates are naturally drawn. Thus, a good couch pulls double duty: not only does it have to be comfortable, but it also has to look good. There are so many options when it comes to sofas whether it’s the fabric, style or size. Luckily, shopping for a new sofa is easier than ever. Instead of having to go in stores to buy a sofa, you can easily shop online for one that meets all of your needs. So whether you’re balling on a budget or not, these are the best sofas and couches to squeeze through the front door.

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Best Overall Sofa

Burrow Nomad Sofa

Burrow offers the best combination of all possible features in a couch or sofa that’s not wildly expensive. It’s sturdy, comfortable, customizable, modular and ships within a week of ordering. On top of that, its upholstery fabric is remarkably stain-resistant, there’s a charging cable built into it and its quietly mid-century aesthetic is pretty easy to fold into most living situations. It does all of this and keeps the price for a full-size, fully customized sofa just over $1,000.

Best Splurge Sofa

Benchmade Catwalk Sofa

Benchmade combines a massive array customization options with sound build quality and, critically, relatively quick delivery. Where most made-to-order sofas take anywhere from 4 to 10 weeks to deliver, BenchMade Modern’s typically ship within a week of ordering. The Catwalk sofa features generous cushion size and slim, airy legs. This combo makes for a cozy couch that doesn’t cramp your style.

Best Budget Sofa

Ikea Finnala Sofa

One of Ikea’s many budget-minded sofa offerings, Finnala’s strength is modularity and the use of a cotton-poly blend rather than straight poly, like the more popular Vimle.

Best Made-in-USA Sofa

Floyd The Sofa

Well-made, no-nonsense furniture that ships easily and looks just a touch different to everything else out there — that’s the quickest way to describe Floyd’s value proposition. Its sofa breaks down into a pile of very packable pieces. As such, it’s probably the most shipping friendly unit on the market. Thanks to a bench frame and armrests that double as pillows, it’s very much its own thing.

Best Affordable Modern Sofa

Zinus Sunny Modern Sofa

Though Zinus is best known for its ultra-cheap mattresses, the company makes ultra-cheap sofas, too. The wood-frame Sunny Modern Sofa features tufted foam cushions, a 100-day trial period, free shipping (all in one box!) and a soft hit on the wallet. In short, it’s a nice first couch, and the perfect stand-in until you arrive at greener pastures.

Best Mid-Century Sofa

AllModern Remy Sofa

Very, very cheap furniture that looks decent and ships fast is Wayfair’s (the company at the wheel of AllModern) calling card. This sofa features a C-shaped body with a seat that seems to float on its own. Get this for its retro look and stay for the comfy seating.

Best Modern Sofa

Blu Dot Mono Sofa

Midwestern, modern, original furniture for prices that are not completely eye-watering. That is a special combination of attributes, and Blu Dot’s Mono sofa is possibly the sneakiest value the brand offers. For under two grand, you get a maple hardwood frame, down- and feather-filled cushions and pillows and, as always, a very pleasing shape.

Best Modular Sofa

Coddle Node Sofa

Most direct-to-consumer furniture brands opt for generic sofa designs that appeal to as many people as possible, hence the wealth of mid-century modern, boho and “traditional” sofas on this list and in showrooms. Coddle’s sofa is chunky and cozy-looking while maintaining a clean shape, making it something of an outlier in a very crowded category. Like other DTC brands, though, it comes with features like modularity, USB plugs built-in and stain-fighting fabric.

Best Leather Sofa

West Elm Urban Sofa

The hefty Urban sofa from West Elm is as family-friendly of a couch as you can get. The plush top-grain leather cushions and solid pine hardwood frame can withstand your kids’ wrestling matches and days-long The Wire binges alike. Plus, any spills can be wiped away somewhat with ease.

Best Faux Leather Sofa

George Oliver Bridgeview Sofa

This is a luxurious sofa without a luxury sofa price tag. The faux leather makes this great for vegans (and those on a budget), plus it just looks really good. Subtle touches like hand-stitched corded edges and a tufted seat make us wonder why this isn’t double the price — oh wait, it’s because it’s Wayfair.

Best Sleeper Sofa

Urban Outfitters Winslow Armless Sleeper Sofa

Urban Outfitters

Shoppers are sleeping on Urban Outfitters’ furniture. Take the Winslow, for example, with its armless design and dual function. The seating is plush, providing optimal cushioning for a sofa and offers enough support for a few nights sleeping on the couch.

Best Affordable Sleeper Sofa

Novogratz Collection Brittany Futon

This ridiculously cheap sofa probably won’t last a lifetime, but it’s the perfect stand-in until you get to upgrade. Oh, and what’s that? It converts into a bed? For under $300, this thing is a no-brainer.

Best Sectional

Allform Sectional

If you’re buying a non-modular sectional, then you’re furniture shopping wrong. Add seating if your household grows or change the orientation to conform to new living environments. Allform’s sofas are clean, classic and look similar to another recognizable direct-to-consumer brand.

Best Affordable Sectional

Casa Andrea Milano Velvet Sectional

If affordability, size and a more contemporary aesthetics are priorities, this extremely affordable three-seated with chaise is worth considering. Cushioned armrests, color options and 101 inches of napping space for under $500 isn’t a bad deal.

Best Customizable Sectional

Sabai The Essential Sectional

Sabai’s sectional, and its products in general, offers modern styles and sound construction at DTC prices. The chaise can be placed on either side of the sofa, so you can sleep perpendicular to whoever you want on whatever side you choose. It’s not the biggest sectional, but it’ll slot into the corner of small apartments nicely.

Tyler Chin is Gear Patrol’s Associate Staff Writer.
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The 10 Best Places to Shop for Rugs Online

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Shopping for a rug in stores can be underwhelming, and, frankly, a crapshoot. With such a bulky item, most stores won’t have much of a selection, and it’s not as easy to browse through rugs as it is to browse through a rack of clothes. Buying rugs online isn’t that much better either. Unless you find the right website to shop for rugs, that is. Some websites are dedicated to just rugs, and there are some sites you’d be surprised have a decent selection of rugs. Add in bonuses like free shipping and returns, and buying a rug has never been easier. If you’ve been looking to buy a new rug for your home, these are 10 of the best websites to shop for rugs in 2021.

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Amazon

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Amazon’s unwieldy selection of rugs is a bit of an eyesore to go through, but if you use the e-tailer’s super-specific filters, you can find something you’ll like. You’re not going to find anything you’ll want to pass down for generations, but if you just need something cheap to cover your hardwood floor, this is the place to shop — and Prime two-day shipping doesn’t hurt.

Editor’s Pick: Unique Loom Trellis Frieze Collection ($95)

Cold Picnic

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If you’ve seen an eye-catching rug on Instagram recently, there’s a big chance that it’s from Cold Picnic. The Brooklyn-based design studio is known for its bold rugs, quilts and bath mats, adorned with fun prints. Artisans in India make all of Cold Picnic’s rugs by hand from 1oo percent Tex wool sourced from New Zealand. The wool is long and fine, which helps them shed less, as well as make colors more vibrant.

Editor’s Pick: Crocodile ($230)

Revival Rugs

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Revival Rug is a direct-to-consumer rug company — that has since delved into furniture — specializing in one-of-a-kind handmade rugs from around the world. The brand’s co-founders created Revival with the idea of selling rugs at approachable price points, so when you’re shopping the website, you can feel secure knowing you aren’t getting ripped off. It even has its own in-house designed rugs that’ll make you wish you had more floor space so you could buy them all.

Editor’s Pick: Rojda ($389)

Ruggable

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If you’re prone to making messes (or you live with messy people or pets), a machine-washable rug sounds like a dream. Luckily, Ruggable only sells washable rugs, and they’re as convenient as they are attractive. The brand employs a two-piece rug system, consisting of a lightweight, machine-washable rug cover and a non-slip, easy-to-clean rug pad. That means you can clean your rugs more efficiently on your own without having to employ a pricey rug-cleaning service.

Editor’s Pick: Kamran Cayenne Red Rug ($229)

Rugs.com

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We’re not sure how Rugs.com managed to score its domain name, but its wide array of rugs definitely lives up to the name. Easily shop by size, color and style to find the rug you’re looking for, and things get even better with Rugs.com’s daily flash deals, which can see huge markdowns on some of the nicest rugs.

Editor’s Pick: Moroccan Runner Rug ($1,099)

Rugs USA

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Rugs USA is like a powerhouse in the rug market. Besides an excellent selection of options, you get free two-day shipping (you have competition, Amazon) and 30 days to make a return because shopping for rugs online can be tricky and you never know what you’ll actually receive. xIt even has a robust sale section filled with marked-down goodies.

Editor’s Pick: Off White Jute Braided Saturn Border Area Rug ($63+)

Target

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Target has been killing it with its in-house brands of home decor, like Opalhouse, Project 62 and Threshold. Each has its own design aaesthetic from modern to farmhouse chic, which makes it easier to narrow down your rug search to the specific style you’re seeking out.

Editor’s Pick: Hearth & Hand Textured Border Stripe Area Rug ($70)

Urban Outfitters

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We rave about Urban Outfitters’ underrated home goods section all the time, so it only makes sense that we include them as a great place to buy rugs. While UO has some traditional-style options, the brand also carries a lot of printed options, of if you’re looking for something with a bit more personality, start here.

Editor’s Pick: Roland Printed Rag Rug ($149)

Wayfair

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Wayfair’s selection of rugs is overwhelming, but you’ll definitely find some buried treasure. The retailer has all kinds of styles, sizes and shapes available, plus, it’s all extremely affordable. Catch one of Wayfair’s many sales to get some rugs for a steal.

Editor’s Pick: Andover Mills Leona Oriental Runner ($59)

World Market

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World Market is a marketplace for good from around the world, and its rug selection is no exception. The buyers at World Market scour the globe for rugs, so you can find all types of rugs with global influences.

Editor’s Pick: Blush Diamond Cotton And Wool Kilim Aja Area Rug ($200)

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The Perfect Glass for Drinking Beer and 5 Other New Home Releases

Welcome to Window Shopping, a weekly exercise in lusting over home products we want in our homes right the hell now. This week: Staub cookware for tiny kitchens, fashionable dog beds and more.

Made In Teku Beer Glass

made in teku beer glass

Made In

You can drink beer out of anything: A red Solo cup, a mug, the can or bottle it comes in. But nearly all beer connoisseurs agree that the best beer-drinking vessel is the Teku. Made In just released its take on the popular beer glass, and it’s one you should buy if you have even the slightest interest in beer. The Teku glass’s claim to fame is its design, meant to maximize everything about your beer from the taste to the aroma and carbonation. The stemmed glass has an angled, tapered bowl with a flared, outward lip that aids in head retention and makes it feel like a beer waterfall is entering your mouth. The angled bowl also helps to capture the beer’s aroma, which is what contributes to maximizing its flavor. Drink from one yourself and you’ll get the hype.

Price: $59/4-pack

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Cote Wine Club

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Gary He

New York City’s Michelin-starred restaurant Cote is known for its Korean-style barbecue, but its impressive wine selection is also worth a visit. So much so that Cote’s wine program was nominated for a James Beard Award for outstanding wine program. If you can’t make it out to the restaurant, you can at least sign up for Cote’s new wine club. (For those looking for Cote meat, you can score it through Goldbelly.) The three-bottle monthly subscription box is curated by Cote’s director of beverage, Victoria James, and master sommelier, Mia Van de Water, through a partnership with Convive Wine Club club. The $165 membership also includes priority access to events and tastings, a 10-percent discount on bottles at Cote and Convive and monthly Zoom happy hours with James and Van de Water.

Price: $165

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Old Pal Provisions x Igloo Ecocool “Cold Pal” Cooler

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Old Pal Provisions

Old Pal, purveyor of weed and weed-adjacent gear for grown ups, partnered with Igloo for take on its insulated Ecocool cooler, which is made entirely from recycled resin that came from post-consumer plastic products. The 7-quart cooler, playfully called the Cold Pal, is adorned in Old Pal-style art that encourages inclusion and togetherness — plus, an overwhelming dose of good, happy vibes.

Price: $40

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Staub Stackable Cookware

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Williams Sonoma

The more cookware you have, the more kitchen space you better have. But with Staub’s new stackable cookware, available exclusively at Williams Sonoma, you can have multiple cooking tools and not have to buy extra storage space. Staub is known for its enameled cast iron, which rivals that of Le Creuset. The stackable sets come in a three-piece set, which includes a frying pan, Dutch oven and universal lid, and a four-piece set, which includes all of the previously mentioned pieces, plus a grill pan.

Price: $450+

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Misen Kitchen Shears

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Misen

Kitchen shears are just as important as kitchen knives — there, I said it. They make light work out of tedious kitchen task whether you’re trimming vegetables or cutting through a whole bird. Misen’s new kitchen shears are sharp and ready for duty right out of the box. Hell, this thing can cut through a penny if the picture is to be believed. The $15 workhorse is a steal for what it can do, and the shears are backed by the brand’s lifetime guarantee.

Price: $15

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Minna Dog Bed

minna dog bed

Minna

Your dog deserves a nice bed, and you deserve a dog bed that doesn’t ruin the vibe of your whole home. Minna’s new dog beds are exactly that. Made by hand in Guatemala, Minna’s new dog beds are inspired by Sol Lewitt’s Wall Drawings, adding a bright pop of color to the room with its patchwork construction.

Price: $195+

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This Robot Vacuum Will Change the Way You Clean Your Home

This robot vacuum delivers a clean your space didn’t know it needed. The days of spending hours with your upright vacuum moving from room to room will be long gone with Roborock’s series of smart robot vacuums. The S4Max, S5Max and S6MaxV models deliver smart and effective cleaning across hard floors and carpets. With the ability to avoid obstacles it finds as it cleans, you can head out for the day knowing your home will be in tip-top shape when you return. If that isn’t enough to convince you, Roborock’s one-day flash sale has deals up to 30 percent off these models. You can step into the future of keeping your home clean for just over $300. Save big with this sale and get your cleanest home yet — but act fast, the deal is available today only.

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Amazon Made a $55 Smart Soap Dispenser, and 4 Other New Home Releases

Welcome to Window Shopping, a weekly exercise in lusting over home products we want in our homes right the hell now. This week: a contraption for getting uniform coffee grounds, Italian pantry staples from one of NYC’s best restaurants and more.

Amazon Smart Soap Dispenser

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Amazon

Amazon is trying to make everything “smart,” including your soap dispenser. This overpriced automatic soap dispenser makes sure you keep lathering soap in your hands for 20 seconds, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s recommended amount of time for hand washing, through a light-up timer. Because this is an Amazon product, it can pair with an Echo device to use your music, or other entertainment of choice, to help you get through your 20-second hand washing (the soap dispenser itself doesn’t have a speaker). And unlike some other automatic soap dispensers, you can control how much soap comes out depending on how close your hand is to the nozzle.

Price: $55

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Fellow Shimmy Coffee Sieve

fellow shimmy coffee sieve

Fellow

No matter how good your coffee grinder is, you’re bound to get a little thing called microfines, which are basically super-tiny coffee grinds that can ruin your coffee’s flavor. While some may not notice how much those microfines are affecting their coffee, you can trust that your coffee would taste way better without them. The answer to removing these microfines is called a coffee sieve, and Fellow just released its own take on the device, called the Shimmy. All you do is place your ground coffee in the canister and give it a little shake to displace the microfines from the coffee grounds you’ll actually be using to brew. Give it a try with any coffee brewing method you use to make a better cup of joe.

Price: $49

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Knoll Ollo with Knit Back

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Knoll

Earlier this year, Herman Miller would acquire Knoll and be known as MillerKnoll. Now, Knoll has added a new iteration of one of its most popular office chairs, the Ollo. The new Ollo swaps out the original’s shell back for a knit back for springy support. The knit moves with you, and it’s also more breathable thanks to its open weave. The chair is customizable like you wouldn’t believe with 22 seat upholstery options and different colored knits.

Price: $870+

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Rao’s Homemade Limited Edition Reserve

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Rao’s

Rao’s is one of the most famous Italian restaurants in New York City, and it’s also notoriously hard to get a seat thanks to its fame — and small size. Luckily, Rao’s sells its famous tomato sauces nationwide at supermarkets, and the new Limited Edition Reserve takes it up a notch. With eight high-end products, comprising pantry staples like white truffle marinara to 30-year aged balsamic condiment — the exclusive line is sure to elevate whatever meal you try to make.

Price: $9+

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Allawake Coffee Blend Variety Pack

allawake coffee blend variety pack

AllAwake Coffee

Allawake is just one relatively new brand that’s rewriting what it means to be instant coffee. The brand makes single-use pour-over drippers that literally makes coffee in an instant. If you want to get a sample of all of Allawake’s offerings, the brand recently released its Blend Variety Pack so you can get a taste of its light, medium and dark roast coffees. You’re bound to have a favorite, and then you can stock up on all of that.

Price: $35

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Here’s How to Sell Your Old Furniture Online

Everyone needs to replace their furniture once in a while. Sad thing is, most of the time, the old stuff ends up in a landfill. In the United States, about 9.7 million tons of furniture ends up trashed every year.

Turns out, however, there’s a better solution to throwing out your old furniture, and it’s about giving it a new home — while putting a little extra cash in your wallet.

Reselling furniture is a huge market; it’s expected to be worth more than $16 billion by 2025, according to Market Watch. In the past, reselling your furniture either meant you posted flyers around the neighborhood or you made a listing on Craigslist. Nowadays, more potential sellers are using online thrift marketplaces to conduct business.

One such marketplace is Kaiyo, founded by Alpay Koralturk, which takes the furniture off your hands and photographs, lists and ships the pieces you’re trying to sell. One glance at the site makes it easy to see why the secondhand furniture market is so huge.

rolling chair

Kaiyo

“By making it super convenient to sell great furniture with our fast, free pickup and allowing buyers to shop a curated collection of well-produced pieces from trusted sources, we are encouraging our customers to lessen their global footprint,” Koralturk says. “Many of our customers are looking to save money, and we provide them access to designs and brands that they may not otherwise be able to afford at full price. This encourages them to move away from cheaper, less sustainable, single-serve furniture brands.”

We asked Koralturk for some tips on selling old furniture whether you go the old-fashioned route or rely on a service like Kaiyo.

Prep Your Furniture for Selling

This is your furniture’s time to shine, and it has to be photo-ready for anyone to want to buy it. Give whatever you’re selling a good wipe down, and make sure it’s as photogenic as it can be.

That being said, don’t try to hide any defects or damage, and be sure to be forthcoming with any flaws that may decrease the piece’s value. If you’re going to be selling your furniture the old fashioned way — say on Craigslist, Etsy or any other online marketplace — make sure you take photos in a well-lit area and include as many angles as possible.

Koralturk says sellers should be sure to clear out any personal items from drawers or compartments — it’s great when you find something nice when you’re buying a used piece of furniture, but being on the flip side isn’t that great.

You Can’t Sell Everything

Just because it’s furniture doesn’t mean you can sell it, especially when some things are illegal to sell. “It is illegal in many states to sell cribs and certain types of baby furniture, Koralturk says. “Mattresses typically cannot be sold for the same reason, so daybeds or pull-out sofas where the mattress cannot be removed pose an issue.”

While wear and tear is expected with used furniture, don’t try to sell anything that’s on its last legs or should really be sent straight to the trash heap. “Most marketplaces will not accept items with structural flaws, so stick to things that are well-constructed,” Koralturk says.

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Kaiyo

Don’t Expect a Huge Payout

Listen, you’re selling your furniture to give it a new home and out of a landfill, and not to make an easy fortune. Be happy with whatever money you make off, but there are some ways to maximize how much you put in your pocket. Koralturk suggests sharing your item’s original price. That means proving exactly how much you paid, and not offering something in the ballpark.

“It’s helpful to share your purchase receipt if you still have it, so that we understand the item’s original retail value,” he says. And if you’re selling something from a well-known brand, make sure to play it up by highlighting any logos, tags or other distinguishing branding.

Know What People Want

Just because you bought a piece of furniture doesn’t mean everyone else is going to want it, especially after it’s been in someone else’s home. Brand-name recognition is huge in reselling furniture. “Customers tend to want items from brands known for their durability,” Koralturk says. “Reselling items from fast-furniture brands is not typically successful, and likely won’t yield much of a return.”

Instead, try to resell items from higher-end brands that people trust. At Kaiyo, some top brands include RH, Design Within Reach, Room & Board, CB2 and West Elm. Buying those brands at retail is expensive and as Koralturk mentions, “people want a specific aesthetic but at a more accessible price point than buying new.”

As taste and trends change, so will the value of certain pieces of furniture. For example, modern is hot right now, so it’ll fetch more on the resale market. Lean into what’s in vogue, and you’ll be depositing a little more into your bank account.

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These Rugs Are Washable and Eco-Friendly

Whether it’s a glass of red wine or mud dragged in from outside, your rug puts up with a lot, and sometimes it shows. While spot cleaning can do the trick, more often than not the washing machine is the only answer. Revival’s Recess collection provides organic cotton rugs that are completely washable without looking washable. What makes these different from other washable rugs on the market is that they not only look and feel good, but they’re also good for the environment. Each rug is handmade with organic cotton that uses a significantly less amount of water, so these are an addition to your home you can feel good about. They’re also available in a variety of designs and colors — there is sure to be one that fits seamlessly into your room.

Price: $129+

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Magic Bullet Made an Air Fryer, and 4 Other New Home Releases

Welcome to Window Shopping, a weekly exercise in lusting over home products we want in our homes right the hell now. This week: easy weeknight dinners for spicy lovers, easy, breezy linen pajamas and more.

Revival Machine-Washable Rugs

Revival Rugs

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Whether it’s a glass of red wine or mud dragged in from outside, your rug puts up with a lot, and sometimes it shows. While spot cleaning can do the trick, more often than not the washing machine is the only answer. Revival’s Recess collection provides organic cotton rugs that are completely washable without looking washable. What makes these different from other washable rugs on the market is that they not only look and feel good, but they’re also good for the environment. Each rug is handmade with organic cotton that uses a significantly less amount of water, so these are an addition to your home you can feel good about. They’re also available in a variety of designs and colors — there is sure to be one that fits seamlessly into your room.

Price: $129+

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Magic Bullet Air Fryer

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Nutribullet

The next time you grab your Magic Bullet, it might not be for a blender. Magic Bullet’s first entry into cooking appliances is the air fryer, which seems to be on everyone’s wishlist nowadays. The Magic Bullet Air Fryer goes for a wallet-friendly $60, and it’s meant to be more of a single-serve air fryer than one for large families. The 2.5-quart basket can hold up to a pound of French fries (the unit of measurement for any good air fryer, and it hits a temperature range between 180°F to 400°F for those days when it’s too hot to turn on your oven.

Price: $60

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Omsom Heat Lover’s

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Omsom

Omsom’s what to reach for when you don’t know what’s for dinner. The brand of pre-made Asian sauces continues to be one of the best pantry staples you can own, and its latest pack, dubbed Heat Lover’s, is for those who don’t want food that has a kick — they want their food to knock out their tastebuds. The set includes Thai Larb, Korean Spicy Bulgogi and Pepper Teigen’s Krapow, all three of which are bound to get your sweat glands working. And while you’re on the website, load up on Omsom’s other sauces, too.

Price: $50

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Brooklinen Limited-Edition Linen Sheets

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Brooklinen

Brooklinen makes some of our favorite bed sheets, especially its linen options. And if you don’t already own linen sheets (or you’re itching for some new ones), the brand is releasing its linen bedding in a handful of new prints for a limited time. Two colorways that sold out in the past are making a comeback — terracotta and caramel — as well as three new colorways — ink blue, ink blue gingham and ochre. They say the magic happens in the bedroom, and we’re pretty sure the magic is how damn good Brooklinen linen sheets feel while you sleep.

Price: $269+

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Parachute Linen Pajamas

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Parachute

Just like the women’s collection of linen loungewear, the men’s offerings – which include the Linen Top and Linen Pant – are the perfect combination of comfortable and elevated, made from 100% linen European Flax. The shirt is cozy enough for bed, but polished enough to pair with jeans for a casual day at the office. The pants are the sophisticated swap for sweats you’ve been looking for, but are also light and cool enough for a day at the beach. Both items will be sold separately at $74/each and will be offered in the season’s newest colorways, Fawn and Coal.

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People’s Pottery Project Blue Dinnerware

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West Elm

Now available at West Elm is a brand of pottery called People’s Pottery that formerly incarcerated women, trans and non-binary individuals. The ceramic stoneware dinnerware is available in plates and bowls of varying sizes, hand painted in shades of blue. Using People’s Pottery’s dinnerware is almost like eating off of art — Los Angeles County Museum of Art started selling the brand last summer, according to Apartment Therapy.

Price: $25+

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All the Coolest Home and Design Releases We Found in July 2021

Summer’s quickly coming to an end, but you wouldn’t know it from some of the releases from this month. We got a bunch of summer-y food-related items like strawberry vinegar from cult-favorite brand Brightland and a spicy peach honey from an up-and-coming hot sauce brand in South Carolina. Made In’s new oyster shucker has us wishing we could go shuck some oysters every day, and Sipsmith celebrated its partnership with Wimbledon with a strawberry gin using fruit from the London town. If this is what we got in July, we’re excited for everyone’s last hurrah for summer in August.

Feast by Chef Yotam Ottolenghi

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Serax

When chef Yotam Ottolenghi isn’t working at one of his six London restaurants, then he’s probably working on a new cookbook. And apparently he still has time to design tableware. Serax, a design company from Belgium, worked with the chef on a 100-piece collection of plates, dishes and cups with bold designs, colors and patterns. You can only get the new collection from Food52, and while you’re there, check out the site’s in-house brand of enviable kitchen and home goods.

Price: $87+

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Made In Oyster Shucker

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Made In

I guess I’m shucking my own oysters all summer long. While a plastic-handled, $10 oyster shucker can do the same thing as this one from Made In, the cookware brand’s shucker is objectively nicer with its walnut wood handle and high-carbon stainless steel blade.

Price: $49

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Gantri x Muka Design Lab Arintzea Lamps

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Gantri

Muka Design Lab, based out of Bilbao in Spain, is following up its popular inaugural lamp with Gantri, the Maskor, with the Arintzea line, consisting of a desk lamp and wall lamp. Made from plant polymers, like all things Gantri, the collection blends Art Deco ornamentation (just look at that rippled stand) with modern design and a touch of its Basque influence. They’re lamps, so they’ll obviously give you light, but on their own, they are decorative works of art that just so happen to light up.

Price: $148

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Our Place Full of Pride Mugs

our place full of pride mugs with rainbow stripes on the inside

Our Place

Our Place, maker of the famous Always Pan, didn’t miss Pride Month with its latest release— instead, it wants to remind everyone that we should celebrate Pride every month. Ceramic artist Viviana Matsuda designed the new Full of Pride mugs, which come in sets of twos. They’re handmade, and feature the Pride flag colors within. They’re generously sized, and the mugs come with Brunch Banter cards, which hope to spark meaningful conversations around the dining table. Additionally, 20 percent of proceeds from the mugs go towards the Los Angeles LGBT Center’s Pride Pantry, which alleviates food insecurity in the LGBTQ+ community.

Price: $60

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Sipsmith Strawberry Smash

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Sipsmith

Wimbledon recently announced that British gin brand Sipsmith (the brand behind our favorite London dry gin) would be its official gin partner. To commemorate the partnership, Sipsmith released a new gin, the Strawberry Smash, which is made using Wimbledon strawberries and mint. The gin isn’t some fruity, sugary concoction, instead building upon a classic juniper-forward gin with just a hint of fruit and mint. Sipsmith even concocted the perfect cocktail recipe for Strawberry Smash mixing, two parts Strawberry Smash, one part lemon juice, half part simple syrup, topped with soda water.

Price: ~$40

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Samsung’s Jet Bot AI+ Robotic Vacuum

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Samsung

Samsung’s new robot vacuum doesn’t care how messy or cluttered your home may be. The new Jet Bot AI+ uses technology found in self-driving cars to navigate your home to efficiently clean while swerving out of the way of furniture, pets or even the stray piece of clothing. Use the SmartThings app on your phone to schedule cleanings and designate “no-go zones” so the Jet Bot AI+ knows to avoid certain areas. While you’re away from home, you can tap into the robot vacuum’s camera to see exactly what it’s doing. It also comes with a Clean Station, which sucks up the dirt the robot vacuum just picked up so you don’t have to.

Price: $1,299

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Loom + Forge

loom and forge home supplies in bedroom and bathroom

JC Penney

JCPenney’s latest collection of home goods is a winner. The department store’s new Loom + Forge brand features a bevy of products to furnish the bedroom to the bathroom. The aesthetic of the line mixes contemporary and modern design styles, and if you’re looking to refurnish on a budget, you should check out the brand.

Price: $20+

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Vermicular Oven Pot

vermicular oven pot

Vermicular

Japanese cast-iron cookware brand Vermicular is complementing its cast-iron induction cooker, the Musui–Kamado, with a line of enameled Dutch ovens called the Oven Pot. Available in a five sizes and four colors, the Oven Pot’s standout feature is its super-secure lid, which locks in more moisture than any other Dutch oven on the market, the brand claims.

Price: $120

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Grady’s Cold Brew The Spouch

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Grady’s Cold Brew

Since launching in 2011 as a brand of bottled concentrates of New Orleans-style cold brew, Grady’s has since expanded into ready-to-drink and brew-it-yourself iterations. New Orleans-style cold brew, if you’re not familiar, is a cold brew made with coffee, chicory and spices. The brand’s new Spouch makes it easier than ever to make your own cold brew at home. The Spouch, which is a portmanteau of “pouch” and “spout,” makes 48 ounces of cold brew that can be then poured straight from the cold-brewing vessel.

Price: $8

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Minna Sol Oven Mitts and Potholders

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Minna

Following its release of tablecloths and reusable napkins, homewares brand Minna just released new oven mitts and placeholders, inspired by Sol Lewitt’s Wall Drawings. They’re all handmade by a group of artisans in Guatemala, and they make grabbing hot cookware look chic.

Price: $32+

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Fellow Drops

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Fellow Drops

If you’re riding the internet coffee wave, consider Fellow’s text-to-order service. Load your credit card info and phone number in and receive intermittent texts with specialty-grade, freshly roasted coffee. The roaster roster is varied, so you’ll be able to try a number of coffees from around the U.S. It also feels a bit anti-tech to order coffee through text, as silly as that sounds, and that’s never a bad thing.

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Made In Fishing Knife Collection

made in fishing knife collection

Made In

Made In is getting into the fishing category. No, it’s not dropping a fishing rod, but it is expanding its knife collection with a fishing knives set. The knives were designed with Tom Colicchio, a James Beard Award-winning chef and Top Chef judge. Included in the set are two eight-inch blades: the Flexible Fillet Knife, which is straight-edged for cutting, deboning, skinning and filleting, and the Utility Knife, which is serrated to help lob off heads, prep bait or work with frozen fish.

Price: $89

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Toko

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Toko

There’s nothing exciting about designing and buying desk drawers. Or maybe there is. Toko is a new drawer company, spawned by a husband-and-wife duo during the pandemic. The website’s interface makes it, dare I say, fun to design the drawer of your dreams. Set the length and depth of the drawer you’re designing for, and set up the add-ons as the computer-generated image to the left shows you how it’ll come out.

Price: $27+

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Free Rain Pink Grapefruit

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Free Rain is a sparkling water brand that aims to make its drinks count. The brand sells different flavors and cans for focus, relaxation, energy and, most recently, sex. The pink grapefruit-flavored sparkling water — which is absolutely delicious, before considering the sex part — combines with 500mg of maca to “nourish libido, enhance sexual energy, and support hormonal balance.” To me, it tastes like an extra-crisp sparkling water that doesn’t have a metallic aftertaste, and that’s worth the cost of the ticket on its own.

Price: $36 (12-pack)

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Fellow Carter

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Fellow

Fellow makes a lot of favorite coffee products from its much-beloved water kettles to its hyped-up coffee grinder. Its Carter line of mugs — which includes the Move and the Everywhere — are a recent inclusion in the brand’s lineup, and it recently won a Specialty Coffee Association award for design. The leak-proof mugs are sleek and keep beverages hot for 12 hours and cold for 24 hours. The Move mug has a snap-in splash guard so you can drink more easily — and mess free — when on the go. Fellow recently added three new colorways to its Carter line: mint chip, buttered popcorn and boxed wine (exclusively for the 12-ounce Move mug), and they’re all available now.

Price: $28+

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Brightland x Oishii Lush Strawberry Vinegar

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Brightland

When we covered Oishii in a previous Window Shopping, we called it the perfect berry in every way from its aroma to its taste. Now the perfect strawberry is in vinegar form by way of Brightland. Lush is made to evoke the same smell and taste of Oishii’s berries, and it’s also Brightland’s first time collaborating on a vinegar. It’s recommended to use the vinegar in a cocktail, with grilled summer fruit or soft-ripened cheese.

Price: $25

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Red Clay Spicy Peach Honey

Spicy honey is hot in more ways than one. Yes, it’s spicy, but it’s also super big right now, and when you taste it, you’ll know why. South Carolina-based Red Clay’s newest spicy sauce is the Spicy Peach Honey, which pairs raw wildflower honey with juicy ripe peaches. Enjoy it on waffles, fried chicken, biscuits, ice cream — honestly, you can probably just eat it by the spoonful.

Price: $11

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Houseplant Pocket Case

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Houseplant

Seth Rogen’s weed brand, Houseplant, refuses to stop making cool weed-adjacent products. Following up its art-like gravity bong, Houseplant made the Pocket Case for all your weed EDC needs. It’s shaped like a notebook, and it includes an integrated lighter for a convenient way to spark up. The Pocket Case also doubles as a cardholder so you can carry your cash and cards with you, too.

Price: $185

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Revival Recess Rug Collection

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Revival

How often do you clean your rug? I’d bet it’s not very often. Revival, one of our favorite places to buy rugs online, just released its first collection of fully machine-washable rugs, and you wouldn’t guess it from looking at them. The 100-percent cotton rugs are light weight and durable, and while they can be thrown in the wash, they shouldn’t be put in the dryer. The Recess collection is available in 12 styles with sizes ranging from runners to area rugs.

Price: $129+

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Harmati Atelier Collection

harmati atelier collection

Amazon

Budget shoppers looking for decent furniture should check out Amazon, which has a shockingly decent selection of good-looking and affordable furniture. The latest addition to Amazon’s in-house brand of furniture is Harmati, which is sort of like a mishmash of mid-century designs with Scandinavian hygge. The new Atelier collection leans more boho chic, comprising a coffee table and side table. The pieces combine rounded wooden edges with rattan shelving, making for furniture that is as nice as they are functional.

Price: $70+

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West Elm x Minted

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West Elm

Minted is an online marketplace that connects shoppers with independent artists, who lend their work to a number of products from prints to home decor. The website is bringing its art sensibilities to West Elm, with the two brands working on a collection that bring artist-designed textiles to West Elm’s furniture (with prints also available as wall art). Furniture ranges from ottomans to headboards and armchairs to room dividers.

Price: $48+

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The Home Edit by iDesign

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The Container Store

If you haven’t heard, organizational tools are hot right now, and there’s no better place to shop for storage solutions than The Container Store. The retailer has been working with high-profile organizational gurus — like Marie Kondo and The Home Edit — the latter of whom is back with a new collection for The Container Store by way of the brand iDesign. The collection comprises a bunch of wood-centric organizational tools from lazy Susans to drawer organizers. If your home’s looking a bit cluttered at the moment, the line is probably for you.

Price: $6+

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Tyler Chin is Gear Patrol’s Associate Staff Writer.

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