Nine Varietal Honey Flight $$78.00
Elevating honey to the ranks of chocolate, cheese and wine, Bee Raw's line of varietals are palate exercisers and are great for pairing with teas and cheeses. Flavors include Raspberry, Blueberry, Orange Blossom, Cranberry, Buckwheat, Sage, Sweet Yellow Clover, Basswood, Sourwood, Star Thistle.
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.
The Cockle Seller $48
This cheerful, graphic print by Nous Vous belies the widely accepted perception of the awkward cockle. The wader-clad carrier trudges his mollusk bounty with angular determination in his step, a perfect visual accompaniment to Tim Burrows' 2013 Gourmand feature entitled, "The Cockle: Brief, Pleasant Mastication."
Key Cable $30
The Key Cable for iPhone packages a handy, on-the-go charger into an elegant French knot that attaches to your keys. About the size of a bouncy ball and available in three colors—zebra, coral and marine blue—the durable TPE and nylon fob connects a universal USB with your phone to plug in anywhere.
Hand & Eye + MER
Hand & Eye + MER Tote $89
You can tell just by looking at the Hand & Eye + Mer Tote that it's a bag that'll go with you pretty much everywhere. The rugged gray bag is made from truck tarp and canvas sourced in the US. There are no bells and whistles needed—it's roomy with a strap long enough to wear across the body or over the shoulder.
Blood and Bolts
White Palm Tee $26
Blood and Bolts makes crisp and casual shirts, hats and accessories in homage to the similar spirit of the California lifestyle. The White Palm Tee embodies all of that with a carefree tree stamped on the breast pocket—simple and slick.
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.
Danboard Mini Power Plus $39
Say hello to the Cheero charger, a little block of iPhone juice to keep your device alive. Beneath the smiling face of a Japanese character called Danboard is enough power to charge your phone 2.5 times before needing a reboot, and its two jacks allow for two-at-a-time charging.
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.
Cord Felt Hat $98
When the weather turns chill and foul, cowboys turn their collars up and switch to the warmth and water-resistant protection of a wool brimmed hat. Westerlind’s updated version features a slimmer silhouette, a neck strap and is American-made from 100% wool.
Helle Damkjaer + Georg Jensen
Cocktail Set Pestle $63
A good muddler is a solid investment, but it will greatly improve your fresh fruit margaritas, old fashioned cocktails and those summery mojitos. Helle Damkjær's stainless steel pestle for Georg Jensen is visually striking yet dishwasher safe.
1900 Box $34
With its brand revival, Papier d'Arménie preserves its original early 20th century aesthetic on packaging for aromatic items such as their 1900 Box containing 12 booklets of 36 incense-like perfume strips.
Modern Apron $90
There's a saying about breaking free from the ties of apron strings to remember here, but no matter—Mill Valley, CA textile company Ambatalla has created a thoroughly modern smock that's not only string-free and functional, but stylish. Available in denim and gray ticking stripe, this is a piece you won't mind leaving on between courses or projects.
Chris Stein / Negative $36
40 years ago, Chris Stein and Debbie Harry co-founded one of the most influential punk rock bands in Blondie. Stein, a photography student at NYC's School of Visual Arts, was already documenting the scene that they would help define. From those early moments forward, he turned his lens on scenes made available only to someone deeply embedded in their culture. Across 250 color and black and white photos, Stein's work now appears in one conclusive volume: "Chris Stein / Negative: Me, Blondie, and the Advent of Punk."