Chai Lollipops $10
Whether you have a sweet tooth or a tea fixation, you'll love Michele Boudreaux's chai lollies. These tea-flavored suckers are handmade in Brooklyn the old-fashioned way, with real chai and without corn syrup or artificial flavors or colors. Sure to be a hit with kids and adults alike, it's best to keep a few of these natural candies on-hand when the need for sugar strikes.
Autochrome Knitted Hugs $200
Signe Emdal calls her triangular scarves "hugs" because that's what they feel like when the pale shades of merino wool are wrapped around your neck. Each is knitted with a muted pattern inspired by the first user-friendly color photography technique called Autochromes, and can be fastened with handy little loops like a warm embrace.
Modern Rocking Chair $7,500
Leaving the mechanics intact, J Rusten updated the traditional rocking chair silhouette with an oversized, slightly more free-form structure. Maple cantilevered rungs make up the frame, with a bent walnut base to rest your arms.
Gamine Co. Dungarees $150
Horticulturist Taylor Johnston couldn't find sensible work clothes she wanted to wear, so she started Gamine Workwear for women. The Dungarees follow the line's commitment to good, durable gear that is tailored to fit the female form.
Reversible Post Buckle Belt $220
Postalco offers two belts in one with the reversible Post Buckle Belt. Two sides of rich, oiled leather come in a variety of understated neutral colors, fastened by a ultra-simple buckle showing only one notch hole in the center. With no indication that such smart simplicity will go out of style, the belt makes for a doubly sound investment.
Death At Sea
Cage Tape $320
For the elegant industrialist, Death at Sea has 3D-printed the stainless steel Cage Tape. The pocket tape measure runs 10' long from its exposed-mechanism body, with both standard and metric systems.
The London Oil Company
Hand-Blended Body Oils $5
Organic oils from the London Oil Company do a number of duties, from preventing stretch marks (You & Bump) to setting a sensual mood (After Hours). Handblended in small batches in Primrose Hill, the company's products are tested on family members, not animals.
Ace Hotel + Hancock Poncho $1,100
The Ace London tapped the nearly 200-year-old Scottish maker of vulcanized rainwear, Hancock, to create a charcoal gray poncho exclusive to its shop. Constructed from the family-run factory's patented rubber-bonded cloth, the poncho features a tartan buggy lining with Ace label and signature Hancock buttons.
Embroidered Notebook $15
British design studio Custhom applies their penchant for unlikely pairings to the Embroidered Notebook. The handmade book is digitally embroidered and fits in your pocket.
Glass Pot $200
A simple disruption in design—switching from steel to glass—turns an everyday cook pot into a thing of beauty. Forget the old adage, this a pot you'll want to watch until it boils (and it will).
Legier + Livaudais
Gem Rings $325
Simple in composition but beautifully complex up close, Gem Rings by Legier + Livaudais present vibrant stones in substantial settings. They're more than just pretty: gems like the sustainably farmed, striped Red Abalone is said to evoke harmony and balance for the wearer, while black onyx sourced in Utah absorbs negative energy, to be worn in times of stress or grief.
Large Pencil Bucket $45
Doug Johnston's Large Pencil Bucket is a nice and useful addition to the desktop, and a hand-coiled work of art. Having studied architecture and worked as a metal fabricator in addition to weaving and presenting his varied, sculptural rope pieces, Johnston's vision of construction translates to objects large and small.
Middle Finger Planter $65+
If you've ever wanted to make a bold statement with a piece of nicely designed home decor, FPOAFM's Middle Finger Planter will top your wish list. They recommend an Andes Mountain cactus, a prickly, phallic plant that stands up against the world without a hint of regret.
Wool Dryer Balls $36+
Herbalist Brooke Petry throws a great deal of charm and passion into the unlikely trade of making all-natural woolen dryer balls. The idea behind the balls is to replace the chemical effect of dryer sheets with a reusable alternative. Devotees swear by their power to soften clothes, remove static and reduce drying time for energy efficiency.
Botanical Paperweight $61
Perfectly preserved, this handsome paperweight captures the graceful structure and magical whimsy of a dandelion, one of nature's most useful flowers.
Conductor Flask $215
Surname Goods' Conductor Flask is made like an old tin can, whereby a thin layer of tin is lined to a metal exterior to prevent rust. Here, your portable tipple of choice gets encased in lustrous copper, which develops a natural patina over time.