Plants adorn almost every desk at CH HQ, and when we came across byAMT’s Strap Planter at ICFF last year we knew we needed to marry our interests. Our signature green hue is painted over the natural leather handle, adding a botanical touch to the the open weave construction. Designed to fit standard 10-inch terra-cotta pots, the planter features copper-plated hardware and is handmade in collaboration with LA-based Mimot Studio in limited quantities in byAMT’s New York City workshop.
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The simple and elegantly designed Aether Cone combines the best features of portable home listening into a compact package. With adaptive technology and voice commands the more tunes you play the better the Cone learns your taste, and you can speak your choices instead of fumbling with your smartphone to make a selection.
Bower’s Tipsy paperweight puts the fun in functional. Like an adult—and tiny—version of those pop-up punching bags, knock this desk accessory over when you’re feeling stressed and it’ll spring back to life, keeping your papers dutifully protected. For Cool Hunting, Bower specially created the solid brass and turned maple Tipsy in a subtle gray color way. Available at AmDC’s NYC pop-up, 27 Howard Street.
San Francisco architect and designer Molly McGrath uses a laser cutter to achieve her uniquely colorful, mosaic patterns, which are then printed on 100% cotton, acid-free paper using ethically sourced materials.
For those that take fitness as seriously as they take design, look to German newcomer Hock. Founded in 2009 by Kristof Hock, the eponymous label uses only certifiably sustainable and natural materials for its handsome workout gear, while adhering to a forward-thinking design philosophy. The pragmatism of both leads to equipment you can count on workout after workout, year after year.
Banish the misery of cramped-up nutcracking hands and messy piles of shells from your life with Take2 Design’s Naomi Nutcracker. The process is simple: place the nut under the nifty-looking coil, hold the base with one hand and then ready, aim, fire! The force causes a swift break and any rogue shell remnants remain tidily within the base.
Westkill, the Brooklyn studio of artists Joe Silver and Justin Horowitz, specializes in hand-painted and screen-printed home goods. Their one-of-a-kind clocks add a splash of character to a room or office.
Celebrate the colorful and eccentric with these slip-cast, ceramic banana salt and pepper shakers from whimsical Brooklyn designer Michiko Shimada. Each set is carefully hand-crafted in her studio.
If you love a chopped salad, this is the kitchen tool for you. The knife’s curved, stainless steel blade lets you chop up a bounty of herbs and vegetables at once, creating a cohesive medley that ensures you get a mouthful of each ingredient in every bite.
Ippodo has been producing high-quality tea for almost three centuries in the heart of Kyoto. All of their teas come from Japan’s famous Uji region, and their sweetly flowery Kaboku Sencha tea is Ippodo’s highest quality varietal. Paired with the expertly handcrafted kyusu teapot, this kit will undoubtedly delight and impress even the most fastidious green tea drinker.
The Nokori Folding Chair applies the richest materials—hand-rubbed mahogany and Chromexcel leather—to a classic, midcentury-inspired silhouette. Each piece is built by hand in Portland.
Handcrafted by Austrian glassworks Lobmeyr, the glass comprising architect and designer Josef Hoffmann’s “B Series” decanter is so thin, it’s dubbed “muslin” for its likeness to the French fabric. First blown into a beechwood mold, the glass is then etched with black lines that lend the piece a classical feel, and speak to Hoffmann’s obsession with squares. This piece is as functional as it is a work of art, and makes a powerful statement resting on a bar at home or the office.
Adolf Loos created an insurmountable standard when he designed this wine decanter for Lobmeyer in 1931. Using ultra-thin Muslin glass blown to no more than 1.1 millimeters, this piece and its matching glass set is delicate craftwork in essence. Topped with a hand-etched glass stopper.
This cozy wool blanket is as good for naps as it is the environment. Made in the USA from a blend of sustainably raised wool and recycled acrylics that would have otherwise ended up in a landfill, the 45” x 66” throw has a luxuriously soft heathered feel with contrasting whipstitch for style points.
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.
Amp up your hammock game with Michele Varian’s beautiful, bohemian riff on the classic. The Recycled Fiber Swing weaves together sturdy, colorful ropes in a cozy, kill-an-afternoon chair that adds a real dash of something different to a room or terrace.