Here, we’re sharing our favorite Brand New releases for the season, including debuts from Studio Dror, Todd Snyder, Year & Day, KAWS, and more.
Studio Dror, founded by Dror Benshetrit in 2002, has released its first book—Dror Dreams: Design Without Boundaries. In its pages are details on the studio’s award-winning portfolio of product design, architecture, interiors, and city planning over its first 15 years. The new book highlights specifics within Studio Dror’s multifaceted and interdisciplinary practice, ranging from conceptual origins, process, and execution behind numerous projects with brands like TUMI, Bentley, Swarovski, Louis Vuitton, NASA, and more. Spotlighted are Dror’s iconic pieces, like the Vase of Phases (a best-seller for Rosenthal), the Peacock Chair (made in collaboration with Cappellini), and Dalata Ground (a modern neighborhood development in Istanbul).
Year & Day is elaborating on its dedication to chic tableware by launching its first candle line—The Infinite Candle. Sustainable and ethically crafted, the candle’s vessel is made in Portugal, and shines in the brand’s signature colors: Daybreak, Fog, Moon, and Midnight. Fragrances are reminiscent of the California coastline, inspired by the colors and essence of the calm West Coast. The new pieces are extra special, as well, for its refill program. Year & Day’s new candles are also designed to live many lives and can be reused with wax refills.
Champagne Bollinger has unveiled the exclusive Bollinger 007 bottle—a limited edition vintage blend from 2011. In celebration of the new James Bond film No Time to Die, and the brand’s 40-year partnership with the franchise, the new champagne is the perfect holiday gift for the season ahead.
The artist Brian Donnelly, better known as KAWS, has welcomed a new sculpture entitled Waiting to the Brooklyn neighborhood. Located at a residential building called The Greenpoint, directly behind the Greenpoint East River Ferry stop, the sculpture is the neighborhood’s newest permanent landmark.
If you’re in Los Angeles between now and the end of the year, you can catch some new creations at LINE LA by Canadian artist Maxwell Burnstein. A part of the hotel’s artist residency program, Burnstein is debuting a set of new works in the lobby—digital collages entitled “Oasis.” With these works, Burnstein is exploring the relationship between the city and nature, and examining Los Angeles as a man-made landscape with neighborhoods stacked between hills and oceans.
At the historic Boston Seaport, acclaimed artist Frank Stella has revealed a new large-scale public art masterpiece—Damascus Gate (Stretch Variation I), 1970. Stella’s roots date back to Boston, as he was raised in Malden, MA, a suburb of the city, and he returned in the early 1980s to deliver lectures in Cambridge at Harvard University. This public work, funded by Seaport, serves as another wonderful chapter of Stella’s relationship with the city. Damascus Gate (Stretch Variation I) is a part of his “Protractor” series, one of his most popular named after ancient Asia Minor sites and structures. This piece is also one of the largest in the series, measuring at 10-by-50 feet.
New York-based menswear designer Todd Snyder has recently opened his second store in TriBeCa—Todd Snyder at the Liquor Store. Housed in a landmark building from 1809, the store has been refurbished to embody the designer’s English-meets-New York vibe with reclaimed French oak herringbone floors, coffered walls and ceilings with high-gloss lacquer in military olive, and European décor in line with the space’s original architecture. The space is meant to be equal parts club house and clothing store, welcoming guests in to peruse new styles and accessories, enjoy VIP styling services, and enjoy a rotating program of member events like whisky tastings, art exhibits, and music listening parties.