Gift Guide: Nesting

If you're hibernating this winter, or just planning a lazy weekend, here are some of our favorite products that encourage coziness

If you’re hibernating in the dreary middle of winter (or staying indoors to escape the heat elsewhere in the world), a weekend or two indoors, focused on self-care, rest and relaxation, is essential every now and then. Whether you’re reading, binging on Netflix, watching classic movies, or soaking in the tub, the act of doing “nothing” is actually something—especially if you feel recharged and refreshed …

CH Omakase 2016: From The Road

Exquisite accessories made sustainably by artisans all over the world

We’ve admired Susan Easton’s work at From the Road for many years, following her exotic travels and stories of the artisans she works with to create items of exquisite quality, craft and soul. Sustainably made using all-natural methods by skilled artisans around the world, Easton empowers individuals and villages by paying market rate for their beautiful work. For our 2016 Omakase, we worked with Easton …

Turn Digital Art into Textiles with WOVNS

Made-to-order fabric featuring your own unique designs

The barrier between personal designs and tangible textile production has been further reduced. WOVNS, recently fully funded on Kickstarter, has launched a platform for emerging designers—or anyone with a vision—to see their work come to life. One only needs to upload files of their digital designs, select from two fabric qualities and commence. It’s a made-to-order production of entirely custom textiles—whose applications can range from …

Emdal Studio Tapestry Blankets

Textile art dazzling enough to hang outdoors

One look at Signe Emdal’s contemporary scarves and it’s clear that they’re artwork as much as vehicles for warmth; the emotion-based color choices and nature-inspired patterns scintillate with an energy. In our interview with the artist back in 2014, the Danish textile artist explained how her vintage German knitting machine from the ’80s set physical limitations (including her self-imposed mission to be 100% no-waste) yet …

Monica Hofstadter Textiles and Homewares

A Brooklyn-based designer inspired by the clouds, moon, and a gas station in Iceland

There are a lot of attributes that immediately drew us to Monica Hofstadter‘s debut textile collection: 100% all natural textiles (except for one shimmering exception), un-dyed fibers, all designed and handmade in NYC, cozy-looking, comfortable-feeling, etc. At their core, however, these are products crafted from the finest merino and baby alpaca wool from Peru, as well as French cotton and mohair—all with Hofstadter’s signature inspirations …