Amagansett Sea Salt Co
Amagansett Sea Salt $12
Harvested directly from the Atlantic Ocean, then solar-evaporated and hand-filtered, the Amagansett Sea Salt packs crunch and a light oceanic flavor that touches on scents reminiscent of the Northeast coastline. Founded by husband and wife duo Amagansett Sea Salt Co., is one of only a handful artisan salt makers on the entire Eastern sea coast.
Leave Nothing Print $12
A tangible reminder to leave the earth better than we found it, Holstee's "Leave Nothing" letterpress print is as sustainable as the message it projects. Graphic designer Andrew Martis' created this text-based illustration, which is printed on 100% recycled paper embedded with wildflower seeds. If you outgrow the print, simply plant it in the garden and watch the seeds take sprout.
Tablecloth HH $109
Go halvsies with Diario’s light blue and aqua tablecloth, which merges graphic colorblocking with the soothing shades of the sea. Designer Moisés Hernández’s Mexican heritage inspired him to create Diario, which consists of everyday objects recollected and developed in his native country. This beautiful textile is hand-woven by local weavers, brothers Filipe and José, and based on the soft color combinations prevalent in Oaxaca.
Gravel & Gold Goods
Boob Tote $87
Gravel & Gold is a San Francisco-based shop of kitschy wonders that's serious about knowing (and supporting) the artists behind the wares they stock. Their in-house line G&G Goods is nothing to scoff at either. Bare it all with their hand-printed and -sewn canvas Boob Tote, which adds a little thrill to those routine activities, like the commute to work or venture to the grocery store. Details like an interior pocket and heavy red leather straps make the bag as high quality as it is provocative.
Cutler and Gross
1082 Black on Cream Sunglasses $664
Stand apart from even the artsiest of crowds with Cutler and Gross' 1082 sunglasses, one of the latest 100% UV400-absorbent styles from the London-based opticians. Flattering cat-eyes channel Piet Mondrian, and put a new spin on how you “frame” your artwork. Crafted from Italian acetate and finished with a signature hand-polishing process, these high quality specs are as collectable as they are fashionable.
Chinese Ink Scented Candle $153
A scented candle made from super fresh ingredients can really lend a stimulating, invisible ambience to a room. The extraordinary Brussels-based Baobab candle collection, each hand-poured into a handmade glass vase, channels historic destinations through meticulously refined fragrances. Chinese Ink, for example, will transport you to the ancient Orient and the energy of calligraphy in motion with its decadent notes of antique wood and jasmine.
Small Home Studio
Apple-A-Day Lamp $30
For those who crave the look of DIY but without the actual doing, Smallhome’s Apple-a-Day lamps serve as a whimsical way to illuminate any interior. Made in Brooklyn by Julia Small O’Kelly—who began selling her goods at the Brooklyn Flea in 2009 and recently opened a brick and mortar shop in Williamsburg—these lanterns are constructed from repurposed Martinelli apple juice jugs and emit light that it as soft as it is sustainable.
Walter Battiss Ceramics $220+
Greatly inspired by archaeology and rock art, the late South African artist Walter Battiss beautifully fused indigenous stone markings with abstract painterly concepts to become one of the country's premier painters. Battiss was dubbed "the Bushman Painter" in the 1950s for making a home in southern Africa's Namib Desert (an area almost completely uninhabited by humans), which provided a strong foundation for the 10 books he would write in his lifetime. Battiss' art is now celebrated in a range of tableware by Mervyn Gers, a highly talented ceramicist who creates his own shapes, colors, glazes and decals. A percentage of profits from each sale are donated to the Walter Battiss Museum.
Blood and Tears
Martinique Sunglasses $250
Bored with spotting the same styles across faces in NYC, Holland-born Alex van Klaveren and Washington native Zoe Nightingale took their mutual obsession with shades to launch The Monocle Order. Their limited edition, Martinique frames in fantastic blue on blue are handcrafted in Turkey using zyl acetate (a renewable resource) from Mazzucchelli—a company long known for its investment in plastics R&D. They use a technique which injects pigment into the plastic, meaning they're that much more brilliant and will last that much longer.
Sex Oil $18
Sex Oil from Toronto-based Province Apothecary doesn't hide behind any vague adjectives or cute lingo. The name is as clear as the oil's list of ingredients, blending coconut oil, sunflower seed oil, evening primrose oil, GMO-free vitamin E and more—a blessing for those with sensitive skin. This personal lubricant can also be used a body oil—it dries to a satin finish and doesn't need to be washed off.
Creel and Gow
Amethyst Bowl $1,500
February's birthstone is the amethyst and it couldn't be more appropriate for the month's signet holiday with its deep, voluptuous purple textures. Said to ward off drunkenness and promote clear-headedness, this pure amethyst bowl suggests a raw, natural earthiness as well as high-minded luxury. Best of all, each is one of a kind and hand-picked by the house's sculpture experts.
Witness Company USA
Magic Church Key $75
Witness Company—a Brooklyn-based jewelry label founded in 2013—aims to marry form and function through a range of solid brass and sterling silver accessories. This handmade keyring isn't just a sweet love heart, it's also a bottle opener complete with an all-seeing eye to ward off evil.
Embrace Cuff $155
Handmade in NYC, the Embrace Cuff is a striking piece of polished arm candy by Brooklyn-based designer Rebecca Mapes, who manifests her love for antique and vintage jewelry into bold, modern designs. Like the wrist that bears it, the solid brass will also change over time by developing a rich patina through use. The sterling silver version sports ten champagne diamond bracelets on each "hand" for even more eye-catching bling.
Ambre Bubble Bath $51
While many companies take to the modern ideal for a clean aesthetic, Côté Bastide's commitment to their Provençal roots is a refreshing reminder that winsome packing can still project a sense of simplicity. Just a dollop of their amber bubble bath will fill the air with fresh tinges of vanilla and rich, Old World antiquity.
Lange & SÃ¶hne
Lange 1 $30,637
This stunning watch is one of just 5,000 produced each year by the holy grail of Saxon watch making. Originally founded in 1845 by Ferdinand Adolph Lange, A. Lange & Söhne shuttered during the post-war Soviet era, only to be reborn in 1990 following the collapse of the East German government. The LANGE 1 was one of the first designs to be re-released, and features Lange’s characteristic oversized date and asymmetrical displays, along with the groundbreaking mechanics and hand-finished perfection for which the iconic manufacturer is so well known.
Applying his signature irreverent style to a beautifully hand-thrown platter by master ceramicist David Bogus, Brooklyn-based illustrator and artist James Victore created a one-of-a-kind dish fit more for your wall than kitchen table. Emblazoned with "Eros"—the Greek god of love—across the top, the unique, collaborative work of art is one for the ages.