How POT Founder Mandy Kolahi is Democratizing the Ceramic Space

An adult beginners-oriented space run by, and intended for, people of color, the queer community and anybody who has ever felt they weren't welcome

This weekend, on 20 March, POT will release founder Mandy Kolahi’s collection of ceramics celebrating Persian New Year—a selection of blue-glazed pieces that perfectly represent the LA studio. Featuring delightfully snide Farsi phrases often uttered in Kolahi’s family (and in the wider Iranian community), this is the type of pottery that traditionally didn’t “belong” in the institution of art, made by an individual who felt …

Cannabis-Centric Houseplant’s Many Missions

Seth Rogen's brand strives to do their part in righting the wrongs of federal cannabis prohibition

Seth Rogen, an unabashed marijuana enthusiast in many of his acting roles as well as in real life, launched the cannabis-centric company Houseplant in the US this month with co-founder Evan Goldberg. The brand (which debuted in Canada circa 2019) emphasizes premium cannabis flower, a gorgeous accessory line and impressive social responsibility initiatives—all of which set it apart from many others in the tremendously saturated …

Streicher Goods’ Diverse Collection of Ceramic Objects

Vibrant vessels born from a willingness to experiment

Rather than replicate a predetermined shape, Streicher Goods founder Ethan Streicher aims to experiment endlessly. His resulting ceramic objects share a sense of cohesion but, as intended, differ vastly. Working mostly within three categories—jugs, vases and lamps— Streicher maintains a signature style but leaves room for growth and embraces the challenges of one-off commissions. And sometimes he’ll assign himself a challenge that, when fulfilled, transforms …