Best Wishes Key

Tell off the jerks around you with a cheeky little tool from Good Worth & Co.

Putting the proper patina into the age-old ritual of flipping the bird, the Best Wishes Key is a solid brass key for doing just that. The clever, ironically named little trinket comes from the creative minds at Good Worth & Co. More than just a keepsake to clutter your key ring, the Best Wishes Key can be cut down by your local hardware store to …

Bijulesterie

Jules Kim's new shop defines NYC's underground arts scene

To anyone with a finance degree, opening a jewelry store below street level would seem like a risky move. But to Jules Kim, the sole designer behind Bijules, this location is not only on brand, but its clandestine location is also part of a forward-thinking business move the food and beverage industry has capitalized on for years—anyone who’s used the phone booth at Crif Dogs …

WXYZ

Laura Wass strikes out on her own with jewelry combining the industrial with the handmade

Balancing a spare, industrial aesthetic with the richness of fine jewelry, designer Laura Wass has opened up an interesting niche for herself in the market. With Fall 2012 she has launched WXYZ, a focused line of “DNA” and jacks bead necklaces, rubber and steel pulley bracelets, rubber bubble bangles and geometric metal-and-resin rings. With each detail, from the softness of the neoprene bracelet links, to …

Lin Morris

Two design editors open up shop to peddle an international selection of quality wares

As discerning editors at WGSN-homebuildlife, London-based Ali Morris and NYC-based Jean Lin are perpetually traversing the globe in search of new design talent. After a year of traveling around together, the two teamed up to form Lin Morris, an online initiative peddling a selection of what they call “quietly brilliant” design finds and exclusive designer collaborations. “Our taste is pretty much a reaction to the …

Albert Zuger

Roughshod elegance marks a designer's handmade jewelry

In Albert Zuger‘s jewelry you can see Aphrodite taking Hephaestus’ hand; it is a heavenly marriage of beauty and the forge. The Toronto-based designer hammers out earrings, necklaces, rings and bracelets in bronze that carry an unpretentious elegance, marks of the hammer, and the spirit of the American craftsmanship. Zuger’s involvement with jewelry began with an actual wedding—his own. As a metalworker since high school …