Bright beachwear by Bantu Wax
Surf’s up—in Africa. It really is. With 16,000 miles of coastline, from Seychelles to Senegal, Nigeria to Namibia, the continent hosts some of the world’s most beautiful, serene beaches. And now in washes Africa’s first surfwear brand: Bantu Wax, maker of colorful swimsuits and beach gear patterned on traditional fabrics. They remind us that with plentiful sand, sun and sea, regional troubles and cares gently fade away. Bantu’s goods are all made on the continent, supporting local economies. So make life a beach—for both yourself and those far away—with this vibrant collection.
Scandinavia seems to want the blues. Danes, Finns, Swedes and Norwegians live beside dark ocean waters—usually beneath white winter snow. Blue sky, on the other hand, is a rare and cherished sight. So when color withdrawal hits, the Northerners adorn their households with blue glassware, ceramics and furniture. Borrow from the best. If your skies are gray this winter, let the blues sing out. Whether cobalt, azure, navy or sapphire, we have the handy Scandy housewares to providing that missing dash of color this season.
American writer and sailing enthusiast E. B. White once wrote, “I cannot not sail.” Trust us, we’re in the same boat. White sails billowing in the wind. The brackish smell of saltwater in the air. A horizon of blue, lit by a pink sunset. Freshly caught fish. Maybe a sip of white wine. Drop anchor and stay here forever. We know you’ll want to. Which is why today, try to fill your sails with this collection of boats and seaworthy gear.
To a newborn, life is a blur. For the first eight weeks of life, everything is just light, shapes and motion. But then your vision is kicked into high-resolution. Colors become distinct—and the more intricate the design, the better. Bring some of that vivid experience into your home—make your kids’ rooms as bold and bright as their minds, and create a visual playground with this colorful collection.
If home is where the heart is, then the kitchen is what keeps that heart beating. It’s the room that brings families together. Where guests tend to cluster at parties. The best kitchens are cozy and practical, their tools both effective and attractive. Skillets that needn’t be hidden. Aprons that inspire home chefs. Chairs that invite diners to linger. So get cooking with the good-looking kitchenware in this delectable collection.
In the bedroom, touch is everything. Soft, plush pillows. Crisp sheets. A cozy woven blanket. Textures and surfaces come together to make our restful nests more than just places to sleep. They are chambers of calm and comfort. Modern meets warm in this inviting bedroom collection—sure to help you stay in touch…with touch.
As hundreds of thousands of art-philes prepare to flock to Art Basel next week, here's a few art selections available on eBay right now. Depending on your pocketbook capacities, there's a huge range of options to floss your home with sophisticated eye-candy. Here's a taste-taste of what's to follow in sunny Miami this December.
Zip! It’s the toothy sound that signals “start” for any winter trek. Zip up your parka. Zip your tent closed. Zip across the chilly hills on a snowmobile. Wherever, or however, you cold-weather venture, make sure to bring protection against the elements. Cool is cool, but cold is no kind of fun. Avoid frostbite. Stay hydrated. Explore this well-insulated collection, and get ready to hit the open snow.
A day on the mountain. On trail, or off-piste. The clean bite of alpine air. Excitement beats through your veins on the chairlift, and then: whoosh. The thrill of flying through fresh powder, snow dropping away to the left and right. It’s no wonder that humans have been skiing since the Stone Age. Too bad they didn’t have lodges in which to wind down or warm up. Ancient man knew nothing of hot chocolate. But you do. And you can curl up on a cozy sofa to watch the sun slip into night over the mountains. So today, spruce up your après-ski style with this long-awaited lodge gear.