Made In Usa
LA-based artist Cheryl Humphreys uses the technique of blind embossing to slightly raise the words "We Are Not Impressed" on paper, resulting in a minimalist print that can be felt as much as it can be seen. It's artwork with attitude.
The latest from Apolis, a certified B Corp that aims to empower disenfranchised people through equal opportunity (in place of charity), is a durable apron made from hemp canvas with three pockets and an adjustable leather strap. Whether you're hard...
Topo Designs + Salomon Collection
For most outdoor brands, the chief objective of their products is to heighten the outdoor experience—whether that means keeping you dry in a sudden downpour or making a piece of gear that's so faithful it becomes an adventure companion. Colorado...
Luxe Summer Basics from Goodlife Clothing
Clothes aren't everything, but the right clothes at the right time can make all the difference—especially when it comes to kicking back in the summertime. NYC-based apparel-maker Goodlife comes correct just in time for the warmer months with a line...
Guitar Pick Cord Bracelet
While this made-in-USA brass guitar pick bracelet may look simple, its meaning is not. From the sale of each Pick Cord, $10 goes to Education Through Music, which partners with inner-city elementary and middle schools to establish sustainable, high...
Green Beauty for Earth Day
With the 45th anniversary of Earth Day tomorrow, take this time to scrutinize your top shelf and bathroom cabinets, and reevaluate your current skincare routine. With the growing number of young skincare brands out there reigning in the potent power...
Big Bud Press Pins
Digital artist Lacey Micallef's lo-fi, rainbow-colored GIFs depict everything from animated pizza slices to Walter White (and sometimes both) and have garnered a cult following on Tumblr. She's now bringing her fun aesthetic to the physical world...
Three Superb Spirits Employing Surprising Materials
On a recent trip to indie food and drink specialty shop Mouth, in NYC, we discovered a bunch of curious creations that hadn't crossed our path before. After leaving with plenty of products to taste, three struck our attention for their unique approach...
Street and Bike-ready Capes from Cleverhood
Commuting by bicycle doesn't necessarily mean throwing on spandex or overhauling your wardrobe. In cities with deeply embedded bike commuting cultures like Amsterdam and Copenhagen, riders often incorporate one or two functional clothing items with...
GREI S/S 2015
NYC-based independent brand GREI was founded in 2011 thanks to a love for the brand's namesake neutral color and its unusual ability to express a wide range of moods: from somber to soothing to sophisticated. Partners Andrew Spargo and Larry Paul...
Hand-Dyed Silk Shirt Dress
Brooklyn-based Upstate makes tie-dye utterly covetable and sophisticated with their new summer collection. Mixing shibori hand-dye techniques with marbling and digital printing, the made-in-USA brand offers kaleidoscopic sarongs, culottes and dip-dyed...
Wax and Wool by Woolrich + Almond Surfboards
On the surface, Woolrich and Almond Surfboards don't appear to have much in common. The Pennslyvania-based wool company has been making tried and true workwear for over 180 years and is home to the oldest vertically integrated woolen mill in the...
Minimalist Vibes with NU Swim
While the northern hemisphere is still experiencing frigid temperatures, the optimistic (and envy-inducing warm weather vacationers) are already on the hunt for a new bathing suit. For those that who are dreading the shopping headaches to come—and...
Bonded Field Case Set
Any traveller worth their stamps knows the importance of keeping the non-negotiable essentials organized. Passports, cash, identification, business cards and tickets all warrant their own designated storage spot. Best Made Co's Bonded Field Case keeps...
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...
DrawAttention Turns Laptop Covers into Whiteboards
Further extending the seemingly infinite capabilities of your trusty laptop is DrawAttention: a creative add-on that requires no internet or batteries, nor does it have operating system compatibility issues. It's in fact, a simple sticker decal that...
Customized Leather Retroflector Bag Tag
Shine a light on these seemingly plain black leather tags in the dark, and see it light up in response through retroflectors. Adding a bit of personalization to this functional accessory, Notcot will lasercut up to 10 characters of your choice on one...
Stormy Kromer + Carhartt Cap
From the factory lines in Detroit to the rugged forests of the Upper Peninsula, winters in Michigan can be long and cold. It's no surprise then that this industrious yet chilly state has given rise to some of the most respected names in workwear...
Old Meets New in Kitsbow's Icon Shirt
There's no shortage of cycling brands designing clothes to transition seamlessly from the on the bike to on the street. From moisture management to visibility to ease of movement, cycling apparel has made a quantum leap in wearability for the neon...
Shinola Watch Dial Factory Visit
The resurgence in stateside manufacturing is largely thanks to more educated and passionate consumers. Where a product's merit was once simply its final form, there is an ever-growing demand for products with a story that embody considered design...
BDDW Ping Pong Table
Channeling the ethos of the legendary Dieter Rams, designer Jared Spool said, “Good design, when it’s done well, becomes invisible,” and though he is primarily concerned with the digital aspect as a UX engineer and expert, the maxim can certainly...
Old Fashioned Scented Candle
Marvel Bar, our favorite bar in Minneapolis, has just released the first in a line of candles inspired by classic drinks. The Old Fashioned candle, made in Minnesota, smells of bourbon and smoked orange peel and sits in a Marvel Bar glass used to serve...
Design student Blair Moore started Stitch to help fund her senior design thesis at Parsons. She makes all of her products by hand in her tiny NYC apartment, including the crisp, striped linen Dinner Napkins, which come in a set of four.
Engraved Horn Pendant Necklace
There's nothing precious about K/LLER's Petite Engraved Horn Pendant made in collaboration with motorcycle engraver Otto Carter. Brass is the name of the game, both on the hand-cast pendant and the blackened metal chain.
Trapper Wool Scout Pack
A collaboration between two strong American brands—Faribault Woolen Mill and Duluth Pack—the Trapper Wool Scout Pack is both handsome and handmade. Lined with sturdy cotton canvas with adjustable leather straps, the timeless bag is built to last for...