Pottery with Personality from Asheville’s East Fork

Creative Director Connie Matisse on seasonal collections, function and color

“In Asheville, you can throw a rock in any direction and hit a potter,” says Connie Matisse, Creative Director of East Fork—ceramics producers unlike any other. Nestled into North Carolina’s Blue Ridge Mountains, the city itself harbors crafts and craftspeople alike. East Fork has tapped into this craft, the various firing techniques, as well as the region’s various clays. But their mission isn’t just appealing …

CH Omakase 2017: Richard Clarkson Spoke Bowl

In an edition of 10, a brass bowl featuring our signature pattern

With a focus on minimalism, NZ-born, Brooklyn-based designer Richard Clarkson experiments with products, lighting and furniture at his studio—blurring the line between art and design in a captivating way. His work is multidimensional, often mixing light, metal and earth. Particularly smitten with his Spoke bowl, we asked him to make a special Omakase iteration of the striking piece. Made in Brooklyn in an edition of …

Piaule’s Minimalist Ceramic Vessels

Mindfully made pieces, crafted painstakingly in the USA

Only one set of dishware—a ceramic bowl and a plate—brings me joy daily. They were handmade for Piaule, an online-only brand that is painstakingly perfecting homewares one at a time; and as a testament to their work, I’ve never felt the need to own any more bowls or plates. Piaule works so painstakingly, in fact, that it’s been about a year since their last release: …

The Palm Project’s Natural Bags and Baskets

Modern designs hand woven by craftswomen from Tlamacazapa, Mexico

Mexico City-based designer and CENTRO university professor Moisés Hernández has been dedicated to forwarding design in his native country. His curatorial shop Diario is stocked with unique products made in Mexico (like this two-toned bright blue tablecloth we eyed a few years ago) and each item freshly reinterprets something traditionally handmade. Hernández continues to inject modern design into storied craft with his latest effort, Palm …

Yes Future!

Five eco-friendly innovations for food and travel at the forward-thinking exhibition

The thematic exhibition “Yes Future!” at this season’s Maison et Objet show in Paris unveiled visionary novelties, and while browsing the show, it was obvious that environmental concern is currently one of the major motors of design. These five examples from the eco-conscious exhibition highlight innovations for food and travel. Cookup Inox With a look that seems pulled straight from a space invasion flick, the …