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DESIGN
Oliver & Co. Candles
Escape the banal blast of cinnamon, nutmeg and pine that infiltrates homes and stores this time of year. Madrid-based, self-taught perfumer Oliver Valverde, who founded Oliver & Co. in 2009, has finally brought his fragrances and candles to the US...
DESIGN
Apparatus Studio's Censer Incense Burner
They are always a must-see at ICFF, and we've been paying close attention to the works of NYC design firm Apparatus Studios for some time now. While their origins lay in lighting design, and their last collection saw a textile and paper collaboration...
DESIGN
Scintilla Organic Candles
As longtime attendees of Iceland's DesignMarch, we're familiar with the wonderful textile work of Reykjavik-based Scintilla, a homeware brand founded by fashion and textile designer Linda Björg Árnadóttir. Last year, we were introduced to her organic...
DESIGN
Skandinavisk Candles
The design and quality that went into creating the Copenhagen-and-Stockholm-based Skandinavisk's inaugural set of blue and white candles caught our eye last December, and their more colorful second batch signals the arrival of spring. The brand continues...
DESIGN
Juniper Ridge + Fellow Barber Pop-Up
Leaving behind the hippie farmers market vibe in favor of greener pastures with a more modern aesthetic, Oakland, California's Juniper Ridge is becoming increasingly popular for their distinct scents and soaps that have been "wildcrafted" from...
DESIGN
Homestead by Found Goods Market
Homestead is a new three-piece collection from candlemakers Found Goods Market. Like their debut collection, Fairfax & King—which drew inspiration from historical American apothecaries—Homestead rouses nostalgic memories from the South, which makes...
STYLE
The Contemporary Eau by Thirdman
Mystery swathes the fragrance brand Thirdman. Founded by Jean-Christophe le Greves in New York in 2012, their four scents are made in collaboration with some of the world's most noteworthy perfumers: Jean-Marc Chaillan, Bruno Jovanovic and Clement...
DESIGN
Madeleine by Amy Radcliffe
Presented at Tom Dixon's Most fair at Milan Design Week, Madeleine is a student project from Amy Radcliffe of University of the Arts London. The simple device captures scents so they can be replicated chemically. Composed of two parts—a graduated...
DESIGN
Kelly Lamb's Ever Candles
by Geren Lockhart From a carriage house-turned-studio space atop a hill in LA, artist Kelly Lamb creatively transforms lumps of clay into sexy yet functional geometric objects. Lamb began infusing her fine art pedigree into furniture and home decor...
TRAVEL
Magna Pars Suites Milano
Located in the heart of Via Tortona—Milan's mecca for fashion and design with its plethora of showrooms, advertising studios, architecture and fashion houses, plus hundreds of events during Design Week—the Magna Pars professional complex...
DESIGN
Curio Noir
The aptly named line of candles, cloth and curiosities from New Zealand-based Curio Noir ranges from the vaguely sinister Lilith Doll candles in the shape of a baby's head to woven linen napkins with floral line art, but we were most captivated by...
CULTURE
Sensorium
Comprising a series of multifaceted and interactive sensory experiences that go beyond just the act and perception of sniffing perfume, the Sensorium is the world's first scent museum of its kind. Starting with the history and science of perfume...
CULTURE
Palo Santo Wood
Also known as "holy wood," Palo Santo wood sticks have been used for centuries by indigenous Amazonians hoping to ward off evil spirits. As we recently discovered, they also lend a more practical service by freshening up your house with the slightly...
DESIGN
Link About It: This Week's Picks
1. Portfolio Review: Stop Motion Video Animator/Illustrator Kirsten Lepore From her claymation "Booty Clap" to animated vintage board games, Kirsten Lepore's slightly twisted sense of humor and gift for storytelling make the young artist's portfolio...
STYLE
Talon Amulettes
Ancient Babylonians warded off evil spirits with them, and Romans used the mini vessels to collect luck from fertility god Priapus, but today's mystics may want to turn to jeweler Emily Hirsch's new multi-purpose amulet line Talon for a vintage-inspired...
STYLE
All Natural Oils
Unlike food and drugs, no regulatory agency monitors the ingredients of cosmetics, nor is it even law for cosmetic companies to disclose their secret ingredients. That means when you pick up a bottle of fresh-smelling scent, you could be putting almost...
TRAVEL
Francis Kurkdjian Incense Papers
Having perfumed bubbles at Versailles, created olfactory installations, and collaborated with dancers, perfumer Francis Kurkdjian is no stranger to clever experimentations with scent. For a slightly less fantastical but equally delightful experience...
DESIGN
Côté Bastide Bath and Home
Discovered while staying at the lovely Hotel Pastis in Saint Tropez, the equally charming Côté Bastide bath products added unexpected repose to an already relaxing holiday. The Côté Bastide collection includes an assortment...
CULTURE
Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab Perfumes
by Laura Neilson The Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab, a goth perfumer, is the perfect blend of past and present. Past: Since 2002, the online purveyor has offered more than 300 scented household and perfume oils, inspired by allegorical subjects such...
CULTURE
If There Ever Was: A Book of Extinct and Impossible Smells
Robert Blackson is a trailblazer in the nascent field of conceptual scent art. He recently curated an exhibition at the Reg Vardy Gallery in Sunderland, England, that took viewers through fourteen significant points in time and space using only the...
TECH
Pattern Body Washes
Since Pattern Body Washes appeared in my bathroom, each shower is a new aromatic experience. The all-natural body washes are made from the finest essential oils and plant extracts without parabens, artificial colors or dyes and are available in four...
TECH
Daub & Bauble Home and Body Products
We always love a product that takes a simple problem—in this case ugly, foul-smelling dish soap—and executes the solution to a T. Daub & Bauble’s new line of home and body products combine delicately scented natural...
DESIGN
Cannabis Candles from IIKH
These candles are part of a new collection at IIKH, one of our favorite stores for well designed green products. They are made from vegetable wax and have a cotton wick, which means they burn cleaner and longer than most. Other fragrances in the line...
DESIGN
Smencils
Smencils are scented pencils made from recycled newspaper, which allows the pencil to retain one of ten "gourmet" scents: Bubble Gum, Cherry, Chocolate Milk, Cinnamon, Cookie Dough, Grape, Hazelnut Latte, Orange, Peppermint and Rootbeer...
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