Link About It: This Week's Picks
1. Ten Women Who Built NYC's Art Scene The Whitney, the Museum of Modern Art, the Guggenheim—these are world-famous art museums and their founders (or co-founders) all happen to be women. New York's art scene doesn't hinge on three institutions...
Pigeon Whole Bakers
Located right next door to Freeman (and providing the restaurant with their bread), Pigeon Whole Bakers makes some of the best bread in Tasmania. Without adding any fake flavors, colors or additives, Pigeon Whole's breads are handmade with stoneground...
The Making of Hästens Beds
Hästens has been making some of the world's finest beds by hand in Sweden for 165 years. We initially visited their headquarters and factory in Köping back in 2000. With the launch of their first ever publicly available bed collaborations, we knew...
"Hear Me Roar" Bag
Beautifully hand-beaded, this clutch (and others by the brand) are made by a team of some 200 craftspeople in Lebanon—all of whom are prisoners, ex-prisoners or underprivileged women. Syrian-born founder Sarah Beydoun wanted to make a brand that would...
KOIO Leather Sneakers
Elevating the trusty old sneaker, KOIO's designs are clean, classic and (perhaps best of all) made in various unexpected colorways—from earthy browns and creams to classic navy and saccharine pastels—with various textures on each shoe, including mesh...
Bvlgari's New Manifattura
We spent two days at Bvlgari’s new state-of-the-art Manifattura—the most significant jewelry making workshop in Europe—located between Milan and Turin in Valenza, one of Italy’s largest and most historical gold-making capitals. On a property once owned...
While breasts definitely do not maketh the woman, there's nothing wrong with celebrating them from time to time. Still Here Shop does their best to free the nipple with their very playful T(it)-shirt, complete with embroidered love-hearts and beading...
Handmade using buttery soft double-sided full-grain leather, this flogger by Killspencer is for the sassy Valentine in your life. Meticulously crafted in the USA, it's also hand-threaded with waxed linen thread—so the result contrasts delicacy and...
Abyssnia by Gabriella Marina Gonzalez
Chokers have been revived, exhausted, and are on their way out, but the vehemently functional work of Gabriella Marina Gonzalez exists far from what's in vogue, or traditional fashion seasons for that matter. The Miami native's Abyssnia accessories...
Tell somebody how you feel about them with this "RAD" necklace from WINDEN and The Rising States, which is available in solid 14k yellow gold. Cast in NYC's Diamond District and soldered in WINDEN's Brooklyn studio, this is a delicate piece, but with...
Hand-Painted Eleanor Bag
Made from 100% vegetable tanned leather, this version of FEED's "Eleanor" bag is a hand-painted limited edition. Available in black or brown, the bag can be carried as a crossbody or tote and features the work of artists Yeti and The Beast. Purchasing...
Snakeskin Charm Lighter
There's no smoke without fire. Keep your lighter safe with one of these beautiful snakeskin cases from Beverly Hills-based designer Jacquie Aiche. The burgundy, black, cognac, cobalt or turquoise sheaths are adorned with a rebellious sweet leaf charm...
Take it back to the basics with this wonderfully simple pipe from Portland-based studio Pursuits of Happiness. Duo April Brimer and Pavel Cherny dutifully hand-make each piece from start to finish, in teal, green or pink.
J. Hannah's minimal, sophisticated Demi signet ring is available in 14k gold or sterling silver—and it's a covetable piece of jewelry, being solid and not hollowed in the back. The 5mm x 5mm face can be engraved with any letter chosen, or left blank...
Brooklyn-based ceramicist Karen Aragon keeps it classy with subtle smoking tools handmade at her Greenpoint studio. The lipstick one-hitter comes with a mirror-lined holder for touch-ups on the go.
RVS Eyewear's Rebirth Collection
Handmade in Japanese and Italian factories, Vidal Erkohen's RVS Eyewear continues to uphold a standard that extends even further beyond high-quality materials and manufacturing. Each design appeals aesthetically, anchored by its ability to be forward...
Studio Visit: Phill Kiho Kim's PKK Ceramics
When we visit ceramic artist Phill Kiho Kim's PKK Ceramics Echo Park studio, he explains how his obsession with coffee led him to ceramics, then coffee and back to ceramics. The culmination of Kim's passions manifested when he combined the two, most...
VIVO Walls' Plant Holders
Philadelphia-based videographer/photographer Rocco Avallone often has his lens focused on musicians. His documentary collective Out of Town Films has traveled the world to capture live sets, often in intimate spaces, from indie bands. When away...
Silver Piston Jewelry
After completing a silversmith course in 2009, Steve West played around with his craft for a few years before a man asked him to create a custom ring for his husband. The result was a silver spinner ring that had a more polished and refined look...
The Bygone Candle Co.
Founded last year in White Plains, NY, Britt Dignan's Bygone Candle Co. produces candles that boast lush fragrances made to remind users of seasons past. Dignan decided to start the business after failing to find candles that were seasonally appropriate...
Big Thank You Bag Planter
Handmade, a bit clever, and sure to brighten any room with positive energy, this planter is crafted to look like a "Thank You" shopping bag. Measuring approximately 10 by 6 inches, it comes with an airplant and Hello Happy Flowers even offers a discount...
Cadillac's Escala Concept Car
Cadillac has been on a five year journey expressing three driving experiences and demonstrating the brand’s evolution while also tracking back to its luxury roots. We’ve been fortunate to see the debut of each car in the fitting surroundings of the...
Smiley Face Cup
There might not be a more cheerful way to drink your coffee each morning than out of this smiley face cup. Crafted from non-toxic, locally sourced materials, it's also food and oven safe. Available in four sizes (from four to 16 ounces), each vessel...
Original Grain Launches Handcrafted Watches With Wood Dials
Solid wood watch dials are the latest addition to Original Grain's collection. After a wildly successful Kickstarter campaign, the brand continues to launch stylish and eco-conscious watches inspired by the Pacific Northwest. Featuring 100% exotic...