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DESIGN
Shinola + Natas Kaupas Limited Edition Skateboards
Skateboarding legend Natas Kaupas has joined forces with Detroit-based lifestyle brand (and CH favorite) Shinola for a new limited edition product to celebrate the opening of their Venice, CA store. The Shinola + Natas Kaupas skate decks, all made...
DESIGN
Unique Science-Themed Quilts by PaleGray Labs
When an animated film creator and science author join forces with a monster-sized robot quilting machine experimental embroidery emerges upon their blankets. Nina Paley (writer and director of "Sita Sings the Blues") and Pop Sci columnist Theodore...
DESIGN
Altor's Foldable, Titanium Bike Lock
Manufactured out of Bethlehem, PA is a new alternative to the heavy steel U-locks that cyclists carry around grudgingly. Users seeking convenience in most cases have to sacrifice security, but Altor's folding bike lock hopes to appeal to both...
CLOTHING_ACCESSORIES
Leafy Visor
On the days when you don't want to bother with sunblock or sunnies, hats are the next choice in keeping the blinding sun at bay. Letting the breeze through and catching a few looks along the way, Cult Gaia's made-in-LA 90210 Mita Visor is a style that...
ELECTRONICS_APPLIANCES
Tiny Cloud Lamp
In his Brooklyn studio, designer Richard Clarkson makes fluffy clouds. The Smart Cloud can emulate a storm, with thunder and lightning, and the smaller Tiny Cloud also hides a Bluetooth speaker, flashing along to the music with color-changing lights...
FURNITURE_DECOR
HANDMADE
Ceramic Match Striker
Much more easy on the eyes than the go-to neon orange disposable lighter is this ceramic match-holder handmade by LA-based artist couple Kat Hutter and Roger Lee from their collaborative homewares line, Kat and Roger. Drag a "strike anywhere" match...
FOOD_DRINK
HANDMADE
Ceramic Lamb Butter Dish
Yes, butter can taste even better—when it's guarded by a hand-sculpted lamb. This glazed green M Crow & Co butter dish is made in Philadelphia in a production workshop run by Tyler Hays (founder of luxe furniture studio BDDW). If it's sold out online...
CLOTHING_ACCESSORIES
Microsuede Navy Satchel
Independent designer Danielle Ribner makes (with all production staying in NYC and the Garment District) romantic womenswear under her label Loup, especially jumpsuits and pants that make bottoms both tasteful and fun. Debuting accessories for the...
CLOTHING_ACCESSORIES
Indigo Floral Boxers
Underwear matters, and from a stylistic and technical standpoint there's nothing quite like NYC-based Druthers' Indigo Floral Boxers. Designed, tailored and assembled by hand in NYC, the print carries enough personality without venturing into a gimmick...
DESIGN
Askov Finlayson + Hygge & West Wallpaper
Since 2008, e-commerce wallpaper (and now fabric) company Hygge & West has offered modern, whimsical designs—all wallpaper screen-printed by hand in the USA—through strong collaborations with the likes of Florida's Rifle Paper Co, Brooklyn-based...
DESIGN
The Benefits of a Leesa Mattress
There's only one real way of testing out a mattress: spend a lot of time on it. For roughly 100 days now, we've been spending our nights on a Leesa. The made-in-the-USA brand joins a crowded market in mattress developments, but there are specific...
DESIGN
DSPTCH Camera Ruckpack
Traveling with a camera often means employing a bag that keeps it at the ready. From SF's DSPTCH comes the Camera Ruckpack, the brand's first backpack designed specifically for the organization and accessibility of all your photographic tools...
DESIGN
Entler's Two- and Three-Headed Lamps
First impressions of Entler's cast stoneware lamps: organic and weird, yet completely charming. The curved necks evoke a curious creature (or maybe even modern-day humans, craning over our phones) and the Shorty Lamp goes one step further to resemble...
STYLE
New Balance Made in USA Distinct Collection: Explore by Sea
Taking inspiration from national parks, mid-century modern design and vintage skiwear, Boston-based New Balance's Made in USA series pays tribute to the country's history and culture with its thematic releases—while emphasizing its efforts in...
CULTURE
The Wheelhouse, Downtown Los Angeles
Tami and Chase Spenst wanted to build a one-stop shop for the everyday bicycle rider. After finding a space in the heart of Los Angeles' creative community, they designed a warm and approachable indoor/outdoor space (with a service center and coffee...
DESIGN
Conrad Men's Leather Goods
Conrad Men's founder and designer Alex McAfee is a man of many lives—and even more stories. For 10 years, McAfee lived out of his car, traveling across the US to climb mountains and any other obstacles that were in his path. He would go on to live...
DESIGN
Plant-in-City's Architectural Terrariums
With the ease of upkeep for air plants and terrariums—not to mention their flourishing, eco-wonderland-like contributions to offices and living spaces—there is an array of curious new options on the market. One, rather distinct from the rest, is...
BAGS_TRAVEL_GEAR
Hand-Painted Pouch
Designed by Kathi Keppel and made with love in New Orleans, DVRA's bags and apparel channel warm tropical goodness thanks to papayas, banana leaves and pineapple motifs. She's collaborated with local artist collective MILAGROS (whose installation work...
DESIGN
Shinola + WorkOf Benefit Auction for Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit
Detroit-based Shinola and online maker marketplace WorkOf have come together to spread some holiday cheer with a special showcase auction run by Paddle8. They've tapped designers from the East and West Coasts to create unique, one-off ornaments...
FOOD_DRINK
Octagonal Cast Iron Skillet
Portland-based FINEX—with humble origins on Kickstarter—is now one of the very few American companies making cast iron cookware. With deeper walls than the average skillet, this compact 8" one from FINEX is best for browning meats and sautéing vegetable...
STYLE
Customized Made-in-USA Shirts by Ratio
Off-the-rack is so passé. Denver-based Ratio Clothing offers quality custom-made shirts at a fair price, all the while keeping manufacturing in a North Carolina factory—a union shop where employees earn a living wage. Fill out a brief survey to...
CLOTHING_ACCESSORIES
Classic OB T-Shirt
Made from cotton jersey that's sustainably grown in California's Central Valley, Olderbrother's classic OB T-shirt is designed in Portland and cut, sewn and dyed in LA. Each T-shirt is a little different—due to the dyeing process—but each boasts that...
CLOTHING_ACCESSORIES
Tank Top Yarn Dyed Seattle
Stripes have been beach appropriate since the Victorian era, but tank tops are certainly more modern—and hemp tanks even more so. With Jungmaven's made-in-USA, 55% Hemp and 45% organic cotton striped tank, it's the best of all worlds. And while the...
STYLE
United by Blue's Ultimate American Jacket
United by Blue has already shattered their Kickstarter goal, so we were especially curious to get hands on their Ultimate American Jacket. Made entirely in the USA, this isn't like most other winter performance apparel out there. The surprisingly...
DESIGN
Beech Hall: Inspired by Egypt
Two's a company, and three's an art collective for the newly formed Beech Hall. Former art school dormmates Danielle Kroll (illustrator and textile designer), Bev Beaulieu (jewelry and 3D CAD designer) and Wade Keller (art director and product...
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