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MusicMachine 3
To celebrate their 10th anniversary, MB&F collaborated with Switzerland’s famous music box maker Reuge with the new MusicMachine 3. Inspired by the TIE Fighter from Star Wars, this futuristic design is the third joint venture by the two companies...
FURNITURE_DECOR
HANDMADE
Eagle Blanket
Brooklyn boutique Joinery presents a 100% cotton textile blanket handmade in Minas Gerais, Brazil—and the origins are reflected in the unique pattern it flaunts. Joinery's Eagle Blanket, one of their most recognizable wares, is woven on manual looms...
STYLE
Tiff Manuell Bags and Clutches
Tiff Manuell is a South Australian artist, illustrator, and designer of her own line of accessories. After deciding to take two days off per week (from her other job—at commercial illustration art brand Happy House, which she also co-founded...
ELECTRONICS_APPLIANCES
WATCHES
Leather Apple Watch Strap
Made from high-quality four-ounce American Bridle Leather, Bexar Goods' Apple Watch strap is a sophisticated way to add a feeling of heritage to a futuristic smartwatch. Available in tan or medium brown, the vegetable-tanned strap features three different...
CLOTHING_ACCESSORIES
HANDMADE
Matchstick Earring
Palomarie's "Matchstick" single earring is a silver or gold-plated bar with a princess-cut semi-precious stone; options include smoky quartz, black tourmaline, silver topaz or garnet. Katia Davidson Ferrara's brand is based in NYC, with all pieces...
DESIGN
The House of Tai Ping Carpets
In light of the forthcoming "Anthology" collection—which draws from and revitalizes some of Tai Ping's most renowned designs—we met with the company's Global Creative Director, Jean-Pierre Tortil. The brand, which was formed in 1956 and owns its...
DESIGN
Hyla Frank’s Pet Sketch Pillows
Back in February, LA-based textile artist Hyla Frank was trying to help a friend feel better about moving to a new apartment without her dogs. So she pulled out some of her favorite Belgian linen and got to work: hand- and machine-stitching the...
DESIGN
Union Surfboards
Founded by Chris Williams and Jeff Schroeder, Union Surfboards is a small custom board company based in Brooklyn, NY. Focused on making unique boards that are specifically crafted to each individual, Union Surfboards aims to make sure each customer...
STYLE
InAisce + RIGARDS: Architectural Anatomy
The innovation-driven makers at RIGARDS and NYC-based "anti-trend" clothing label InAisce (pronounced “in-ask-ee”) have come together to envision eyewear that simultaneously feels like a foreign object from the future and a relic excavated from the...
STYLE
Franc Bakon Patchwork Denim Jackets
Created in 2005 as a passion project by designer McKenzie Rose, Franc Bakon officially launches today, with their inaugural collection of denim jackets. In the spirit of true DIY culture, Rose sources all his materials from a variety of vintage and...
STYLE
Brixton's ReStitched Collection
As the cliche goes: when life gives you lemons you make lemonade. Alternately, when you find a great vintage piece that doesn't fit, Oceanside, California-based Brixton will make a hat for you. With their new "ReStitched" collection, the brand scoured...
DESIGN
Mosher Originals Action Packs
Few companies start out making dog products then segue into products for their owners. However that's exactly what Toronto-based Mosher Originals is doing with their new line of bags (for humans), currently crowdfunding on Kickstarter. Initially...
DESIGN
Shinola's First Single Speed: Detroit Arrow
Ever since its renaissance in 2011, Shinola has become synonymous with exceptional American design. And with bicycle culture rising in popularity throughout metropolitan areas across the country, it's no surprise that Shinola has committed itself...
STYLE
Good Luck Jewelry
From nazars to horseshoes and the Eye of Horus, almost every culture has a symbol of luck and protection that is meant to ward off the negative vibes and welcome the good. While lucky charms can be tacky, they can also be a stunning accessory that...
FURNITURE_DECOR
HANDMADE
Rocking Chair #1
Maker of boats, kitchens, lighting and more, woodworker Reed Hansuld creates sculptural furniture pieces with a monk-like reverence for their functionality and longevity. Though utility-focused, his pieces are also works of art. With a steel skeleton...
DESIGN
Schindelhauer Viktor Red Race Edition
For cycling purists, simplicity of design is king. Any changes to a bike's parts or design—especially when it comes to a single speed commuter—must come with some serious functional benefits. Berlin-based bike company Schindelhauer predicates its...
FURNITURE_DECOR
Levitating Lavender Candle
Brooklyn-based shop Species By the Thousands offers everything from original illustrated greeting cards to alchemy-inspired jewelry—not to mention a collection of scented soy wax candles. The unique labels for each of their different candles make it...
DESIGN
Paul Tuller's Pop Idol Devotion Candles
Fresh off a stint as an on-set illustrator for HBO's "Looking" social campaign, Brooklyn-based artist Paul Tuller—who first won our attention with a thoughtful queer categories poster series—just debuted a Devotion to Pop candle line. This play on...
DESIGN
Inside Kohler's Century-Old Wisconsin Factory
There's a great number of things we interact with on a daily basis that are too easy to assume have been made by machines. Take, for example, toilets, sinks and bathtubs. These steel, porcelain and brass pieces of industrial design are so commonplace...
FOOD-DRINK
Personalized Treats by Timmy’s Pies, London
When you think of Valentine’s Day or birthday presents, savory pies might not be the first thing that springs to mind, but that could soon change. The people behind British pie-maker Timmy’s Pies are stepping up their game with a selection of pies...
DESIGN
Lovestar Queen of Hearts Vases
Given its name, it should be rather obvious that the designers at Lovestar seriously love love. But if the name alone isn't convincing, then Lovestar's Queen of Hearts vases should do the trick. Made by husband-and-wife duo Helen and Chris Bayley...
DESIGN
Paragon Pendant by Allied Maker
Drawing on geometric simplicity with a heavy focus on materials and craftsmanship, Allied Maker began as the woodwork of Ryden Rizzo. Since we last checked in, the Allied Maker offerings have expanded into high-end lighting fixtures. Simple yet with...
FOOD-DRINK
Ancient Heritage Dairy
With all the international attention Portland, Oregon has garnered in recent years, it seems to be changing even more each year. That is to say, it's becoming even more Portland-y. Southeast Portland is rapidly becoming populated with artisanal food...
CLOTHING_SHOES_ACCESSORIES
25_AND_UNDER
Queer Scout Patch
Originally made for a queer scout-themed dance party held in Pittsburgh, this excellent patch can now be bought and worn with pride by anybody with a few dollars and an internet connection. It's pink, purple, sparkly and full of positive vibes.
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