Leighton Brown Crisps

Eco-friendly snacks made with parsnips and Manuka honey

In 2009, Cara Leighton approached a couple of her restaurant-savvy friends to help create parsnip crisps with Manuka honey—a bold, flavorful syrup produced from New Zealand’s Manuka trees. While Leighton started out doing prep-work and cooking in her own home, the crew have since moved the company, Leighton Brown, to a production factory in Staffordshire, where their tasty crisps are made using all-natural ingredients—many of …

MidNorth Mercantile

Minneapolis based vintage store finds beauty in the re-purposing of vintage wear

With a polished collection of vintage clothing and accessories, MidNorth Mercantile—which debuted at last month’s NorthernGRADE menswear market—proves that well-made clothing should improve with age. Mike Ader, better known to his followers as “Mustache Mike,” is one half of MidNorth Mercantile, a vintage dry goods store based in Minneapolis. A barber at Heimie’s Haberdashery by day, Ader restyles and revitalizes vintage items by night—often extensively …

Natalie Martin Spring 2013

The designer presents one-of-a-kind embroidery and dresses made from hand-printed sarongs

Characterized by vibrant prints and delicate embroidery, LA-based designer Natalie Martin‘s Spring/Summer 2013 collection derives inspiration from the designer’s travels to Bali. The line of dresses, tunics and caftans exudes a bohemian allure captured in a new lookbook shot by photographer Ashley Turner in the dusty hills of California’s Topanga Canyon. We caught up with the designer to learn how she came up with her …