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DESIGN
The Last Spruce Tannery: Sweden's Böle
Despite a recent resurgence in craftsmanship, some of the old methods are simply dying out. Tanning leather is among the oldest crafts, with the first evidence of the profession dating back several thousand years. Today, the traditional European...
DESIGN
Animal Farm
Making the rounds on the web this week, a charming set of light fixtures inject sleek design—and fun—into the realm of bottle lamps, which can run the risk of looking like DIY kitsch. Animal Farm, a series of abstract pig, giraffe, penguin...
STYLE
Sequence Jewelry
by Laila Gohar Salvadoran-born Ariela Suster dropped out of Harvard and moved to New York City to pursue a career in fashion. After a string of editorial positions at various fashion magazines, she followed her true calling to create a brand that...
FOOD-DRINK
Switchel
While learning how to properly brine and prepare a Thanksgiving turkey during a cooking class at the new Prospect restaurant in Brooklyn we also had the pleasure of discovering Switchel, an "American heritage" beverage from Vermont. The restaurant...
FOOD-DRINK
Gin & Luck Rucksack
With the launch of their canvas and leather backpack for carrying cocktail supplies on-the-go, David Kaplan and Alex Day of Proprietors LLC, along with creative director Alexander Kwong, introduce the world to their new lifestyle brand, Gin & Luck...
DESIGN
Chen-Williams Bookend
Last week, HTC hosted a design tour of New York City, with visits to some of the area's top designers and creative thinkers. We got to join in for a workshop in the backyard of The Future Perfect with Chen Chen and Kai Williams, the Brooklyn-based...
DESIGN
Carlo Scarpa: Venini 1932-1947
Coinciding with the events of Venice Architecture Biennale, Venini presents an exhibition dedicated to its famous collaboration with Carlo Scarpa, artistic director of the glassware firm from 1932 to 1947. The exhibition of 300 pieces (large and...
FOOD-DRINK
Austin Beerworks
When considering the average beer can design, images of wide mouth tops, color-changing graphics and loud patriotic motifs come to mind. As an exception to the in-your-face branding that saturates big beer, Texas-based Austin Beerworks is as focused...
CULTURE
Leather Head for Jeep and USA Basketball
Advertorial content: With a deep-seated love of sports and an intuitive attraction to leather, Paul Cunningham implements his old-world craftsmanship and meticulous attention to detail into every Leather Head piece he creates. In our video, Paul...