Here’s a roundup of must-have items picked by the Adweek staff. This week, we're highlighting velvet emoji-inspired shoes, jeans that protect wearers from identity theft, and a magazine organizer that doubles as a stool. Take a look!
Del Toro $325
The once-stodgy velvet smoking slipper has experienced a major revival in recent years thanks to brands like Del Toro, known for its classic slippers emblazoned with not-so-classic motifs. The Miami-based brand's latest collection features witty phrases written in emojis—like "Bomb Shell," "Monkey Business" and, of course, the "Bee Happy" shown here (as well as several NSFW versions). Whether paired with a buttoned-up blazer or a pair of ripped jeans, these tongue-in-cheek accessories are sure to get your message across.
Buy it: shopbop.com
RFID-blocking Ready Jeans $168
In case you weren't already paranoid enough about online hackers, consider this: Digital thieves can steal your credit card information right from your back pocket by waving an RFID or NFC scanner from more than 30 feet away. These Betabrand jeans promise to keep your wallet safe thanks to pockets lined with special RFID- and NFC-blocking fabric. And thanks to a hint of stretch in the denim, they're apparently pretty comfy, too.
Buy it: betabrand.com
Magazine Stool by Njustudio $200
Is your magazine collection starting to make your living room look like something out of Hoarders? Repurpose your beloved back issues of Domino (we know you'll never throw them out) with the Njustudio Magazine Stool. It comes with a birchwood base, two leather straps and a handmade pillow—just add a stack of your favorite glossies.
Buy it: fancy.com
Panasonic Lumix GF7 $600
Want to up your selfie game? The new Panasonic Lumix GF7 has a bevy of high-tech features that'll put your iPhone to shame. After flipping the screen up to enter selfie mode, you can take a pic by just waving your hand in front of the camera, or bring a friend's face close to your own to automatically activate the shutter. Use the camera's built-in imaging effects to enhance skin, slim faces or soften the background, then send the photos directly to your phone or computer via WiFi and post away.
Buy it: amazon.com
Devialet Phantom speaker $1,900
Despite being the size of a soccer ball, this self-contained speaker and amp packs a major punch. The Phantom uses 77 different patented technologies, like ADH Intelligence, which combines the sound of analog amplification with the power of digital. In the words of Rolling Stone, which named the Phantom a Best of CES pick, it "has the clean, distortion-free output of a model 10 times its size."
Buy it: en.colette.fr
Hemingwrite typewriter $399
With the constant threat of new emails, tweets and Facebook notifications just a click away, it can be nearly impossible to get any real writing done on your MacBook. For a completely distraction-free alternative, try the Hemingwrite typewriter, a compact word processor that combines the best of old-fashioned technology (namely, the inability to do much more than type) with modern convenience (the Hemingwrite automatically backs up all of your documents to the cloud).