Sony Headphones, ’80s-Inspired Trunks and Selena Gomez’s Our Place Collection

The 13 best pieces of garb and gear that crossed our desks this week

May 14, 2022 7:14 am
A collage of the new Sony wireless headphones on a light blue background
The Sony WH-1000XM5 wireless headphones were among the products that blew our minds this week.

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Each week, our inbox runneth over with news of gear, apparel and tech releases from around the world. In this feature, we’ll parse through the best of it. Today: the new Sony WH-1000XM5 headphones impress, Orlebar Brown teams up with an unlikely icon and the makers of the cult-favorite Always Pan tap Ms. Gomez for an exclusive release.

A campaign shot of Selena Gomez in a kitchen holding a blue Always Pan from Our Place
Selena Gomez shows offer her brand new, two-toned Our Place collaboration.
Our Place

Our Place x Selena Gomez Collection

Just when you thought the makers of the internet’s favorite pan couldn’t get any trendier, Our Place has teamed up with the charming Selena Gomez for a collection inspired by the actor-musician-model’s love for cooking. Dressed up in “Rosa” and “Azul”, the capsule include the fan-favorites Always Pan and Perfect Pot, along with a variety of homeware — knives, glasses and plates — for a complete kitchen makeover.

A pink machine surrounded by cannabis paraphernalia
BEED, also known as the “Nespresso of cannabis”.


The Nespresso of cannabis? This machine extracts the contents from a weed capsule and delivers a perfectly rolled joint at the push of a button.

A model lounging on a pool chair by the beach
Orlebar Brown x WHAM! takes it all the way back to the ’80s for a wavy beach capsule — hair not included.
Orlebar Brown

Orlebar Brown x WHAM! Club Tropicana Collection

George Michael’s ’80s glam-pop vehicle undoubtedly eclipsed with their 1983 album “Club Tropicana,” and Orlebar Brown is celebrating the 15th anniversary of their premium swimwear brand with a collection inspired by the seminal record. Full of vibrant colors, expressive prints, and seductive fabrics, OB x WHAM! is a flirty, fun, youthful way to channel your inner beach rockstar (single earring not included).

a collage of bottle and charcuterie fair on a black background
What’s better than meat and cheese? meat, cheese and alcohol, or so says the Board at Home Batch and Bottle Collection.
Board at Home

Batch & Bottle Board at Home Collection

What do you pair with some surprisingly solid bottled cocktails? Try this limited-time plate of artisan cheeses and charcuterie. It’s the laziest, but tastiest, party prep you can do this summer.

A trio of sunglasses in different colors from Dolce&Gabbana x Persol on a grey background
Block out the sun (and the haters) in Dolce x Persol’s new premium line.

Dolce & Gabanna x Persol

When D&G tapped Persol for a line of premium, summer-ready shades, there was some speculation about how the two revered designers might get on. If end result is any indication, they seem to have hit it off swimmingly; the two-model release features a classic D-frame faced by the 649 model and enhanced by transparencies, logo details and color combinations inspired by the brand’s stylistic codes. 

a shot of a green chair and foot stool in a well-furnished room.
Cozy up in the all-new Burrow Vesper lounge chair.

Burrow Vesper Lounge Chair

Dad had the right idea with his ratty leather chair; after all, but Burrow’s newly-released Vesper adds a touch of modern, minimalist class to the iconic lounger, with a handsome ottoman and a variety of chic color combinations to bring together any room in your abode.

A model wearing the new Sony wireless headphones.
The wireless, noise-canceling Sony WH—1000XM5 is pure audio bliss.

Sony WH-1000XM5 Wireless Noise Canceling Headphones

A just-released follow-up to the best-sounding wireless headphones we’ve used, the XM5 offers a lot of battery (30+ hours), hands-free calling, a comfy fit and a collapsible design for easy storage.

A Dirty Shirley can in the sand
Black Infusions Dirty Shirley is the drink of the summer.
Black Infusions

Black Infusions Dirty Shirley RTD

The New York Times called the Dirty Shirley the “drink of the summer” — basically, this is a canned, adult update on a Shirley Temple, now with a shot of dark cherry vodka.

Two models wearing the Kona Brewing Aloha shirt on a towel with a pack of beer
The Aloha Shirt from Kona Brewing x Reyn Spooner is the sartorial equivalent of “Hellooo, summer.”
Kona Brewing Co.

Kona Brewing x Reyn Spooner Aloha Shirt

Ever wish you could drink your favorite beer and wear it, too? That dreams become a reality with Kona Brewing x Reyn Spooner; the island affair has sartorialized the immensely popular Kona Big Wave Golden Ale into a bold printed Aloha shirt (and matching towel) for summer fun at the beach, bar and beyond.

a black harness carrier from Aquaroo on a grey backround
The Aquaroo was made for aqua-moms.

Aquaroo Baby Carrier

The newly launched waterproof baby carrier makes pool time with your newborn a helluva lot easier. Made from the same material as impervious wetsuits, the Aquaroo is a supportive, flexible and soft carrier that’ll keep your baby close and you relaxed in or out of the water. 

a smartwatch with a green face on a models wrist from the brand WITHINGS
Say hello to the new ScanWatch Horizon, an all-in-one health-forward smartwatch.

WITHINGS ScanWatch Horizon Smartwatch

A handsome diving watch with a lot of built-in health features  — you can record an ECG, monitor your blood oxygen and track your sleep (or exercise).

a pair of colorful white and red spotted runners from Salomon on a grey background
Built for PRs and designed to impress, Salomon x Ciele Athletics is a match made in heaven.

Salomon Phantasm for Ciele Running Shoe

GORP-kings Salomon don’t just make a best-in-class trail shoe; their recent collaboration with cycle-forward Ciele Athletics has produced an ultra-loud, fast-as-fuck trainer to crush PRs and generally stunt on ’em. Energy Blade and Energy Surge technology ensure a quick, firm ride; sprint and grab them before they sell out.

a keyobard-esque device on a colorful blue background
The OP1—Field improves on Teenage Engineering’s first product.
Teenage Engineering

Teenage Engineering OP—1 Field

A sequel to the 2011 synthesizer, this update boasts a new low aluminum frame and 100 new features, including 24-hour battery life, high-resolution display, Bluetooth midi and a host of recording and sound improvements. 

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