Make Smith Leather Co.
Not Yours Luggage Tags $20
Los Angeles-based Make Smith Leather Co. alludes to our sheep-like tendencies—we know your suitcase is black too—with a handmade luggage tag that adds a subtle touch of handcrafted sass. The next time someone fumbles around to check the bag floating by, they'll chuckle and put it back when they see this leather-embossed announcement: NOT YOURS.
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.
Black Sheep (White Light)
Black Icelandic Sheepskin $220
Stand out from the herd with Black Sheep (White Light)'s long-haired sheepskin made in Canada from a black Icelandic pelt. The eco-friendly-certified sheepskin adds over-the-top soft texture as a seat cushion, thrown over the sofa arm, or placed on the floor. Each piece varies slightly, but measures around 41" x 25".
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.
MH01 Watch $1,500
A project two years in the making, Matthew Hilton's first-ever timepiece is an impeccable example of pared-down design. His Swiss-movement watch combines the case, bezel and face into a single unit milled from one piece of stainless steel, and features a vegetable-tanned bull skin strap that passes through the body. Each is engraved with Hilton's signature and individual batch number.
Andersen & Berner
A classic ladies' rabbit-felt hat gets a remix when Andersen & Berner tapped Danish designer Signe Holten to turn it into a modern cap. The craftsmanship is clear and the material—which actually stands up well to most weather—is sumptuous, but with a shoelace trim, there's some fun built in.
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.
Perpetual Calendar $120
Counting the days until your next well-deserved vacation is decidedly more fun with Fruitsuper Design's Perpetual Calendar. The handcrafted solid maple structure is accented by porcelain time-keeping beads which indicate the month, day and date. Form and function happily meet in this elegant desktop accessory.
Hand-Woven Marine Rope Mat $349
Austrian-born, NYC-based Sophie Aschauer became fascinated with nautical ropes after a New England sailing trip. Her penchant for the vibrant marine material can be seen in her hand-woven floor mats, each crafted in different sizes and colors from recycled rope.
Arch Brass Hoop Earrings $170
Erin Considine's signature Arch Brass Hoop Earrings convey strength and beauty in an unconventional, architectural silhouette. The weathered brass and wire hoops feel simultaneously minimalist and dramatic.
Yellow Leaf Hammocks
Vineyard Haven Hammock $179
For the serious lounger, slip into one of these high-quality hammocks, handwoven by artisans in rural northern Thailand using yarn that's as soft as cashmere—which also repels mildew and mold, is fade-proof and guaranteed to not fall apart—meaning, it's meant to last. Know that your afternoon nap will make an impact: Yellow Leaf is a social entreprise dedicated to fostering sustainable economic development for its weavers and their families.