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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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.
DESIGN
Officine Mermaid's Custom Ducati Scrambler
Though it opened in 2009, we first stumbled upon Officine Mermaid in 2013 while exploring Milan between appointments during Design Week. Located in the Motoquartiere—an intersection of streets lined with motorcycle part shops, vintage clothing stores...
STYLE
Tailfeather Leather Goods
Drawing inspiration from Australia's storied landscape, Tailfeather was founded in 2010 by a husband and wife team with the simple goal of creating timeless, well-crafted leather goods. With their recent workshop move from Tallarook to the Bellarine...
DESIGN
Min Pin Shop
Melbourne-based Min Pin Design knows how to toe the line between eerie and cute. Founded in 2013 by the very artistically versatile Penny Ferguson, Min Pin's handmade jewelry, prints, totes and pillows have plenty of personality, with cartoonish...
DESIGN
Helle of Norway's Utvær Knife
Norway's westernmost islands are marked by a stark beauty that is something of an acquired taste. Weather-beaten rocks stand firm at the intersection of the North Sea and the Norwegian Sea, with seagrasses and moss the only plant life evident. It...
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Ruutu Vases by Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec for Iittala
Celebrated designers (and brothers) Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec have been working side by side since 1999 (when they launched their own eponymous design firm), collaborating with many of the top design manufacturers on projects ranging from small...
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HANDMADE
Sucabaruca Coffee Set
Designed by Luca Nichetto in collaboration with Lera Moiseeva, Sucabaruca is a ceramic pour-over coffee set created for Canadian design shop Mjölk. The series of conical shapes includes a hand-engraved pot (or decanter) at the base, a large cone as...
STYLE
Moratorium Jewelry
Whether she’s riding her Ducati or looking after her one-year-old daughter (and South African mastiff), self-taught jewelry designer Jeanette Lai Thomas exudes dedication. Her brand Moratorium favors sleek, structural lines and geometric shapes with...
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