Laura Zindel

Until recently, you only really had two choices when it came to dinnerware – shit she picked out in colors you’ve never heard of (taupe, mauve, rouge), or the same white plates you’ve had since college (the ones your mom bought you). Laura Zindel is here to upgrade your plain whites with pictures that look much better on dinnerware than they did on Jesse James’ mistake. Zindel’s love of the obscure is an affair worth remembering.


Vaer has been one of our favorite watchmakers for as long as we can remember because they produce new, classic watches based on iconic designs. Case in point, the Vaer G5 Meridian watch you see here. This timepiece is a 1950s-inspired 20ATM automatic watch that’s USA-assembled, dual timezone, built with ocean-ready functionality, self-winding and the brand’s first true GMT (the latest version of their core dive watch design). What’s more, it pays homage to other watches that are incredibly more expensive or hard to come by whilst also adding new aspects that makes this Vaer G5 Meridian watch more desirable than the other options in our opinion.