RUBBER STAMPED - VOLUME 5

Duke + Dexter Rubber Stamped – 5 of the best things you need to know about this week. 

Little known but carrying a big impact, Eden Power Corp are the Canadian good guys. Their FW20 collection highlights the damage being done to our oceans right now, and features 100% recycled cotton, hemp and a 0% promise on synthetic materials. It’s good to do good. 

Imagine being told, as an actor, that you have “dead eyes” and having your casting pulled by none other than Tom Hanks – not long after you’ve just found out you’d landed a role in what was set to become an iconic TV series: Band of Brothers. Well, that’s exactly what happened to Connor Ratliff. In his podcast, he tells all, from how he turned what was a major setback into a major plus, becoming a successful actor and comedian over the pond. 

Orphan – chess genius – stardom. That’s the running order for Netflix’s new show, The Queen’s Gambit. With a stellar cast and some insane wardrobe choices that should be admired as much as the story, this is a show with great pacing, an investing story line and some brilliant acting. Well worth your time. 

Welcome back to the battle of the consoles. Whether you’re team Xbox or team PS5, right now it really doesn’t matter much as the chances are, you can’t get your hands on the machine you want. If you happen to find one though, you’ve got a sure-fire way to kill those lockdown hours with super-fast loading times, better than ever performance and graphics that take us years into the future.  

There’s never been a better excuse to make that slightly outrageous self-care purchase, so look no further than this 1.5kg porcelain clad behemoth of a candle from French candle experts Diptyque. Given the size of this thing, you’ll be smelling in their signature berry scent all the way into spring – surely something to help cure those winter blues?