Studio Visit: Surfboard Shaper Paul Surf

At Rockaway Beach, owner Paul Schmidt crafts boards that can be put to use just a few feet away

Inside of his shipping container studio at Marina 59 in Rockaway Beach, New York, Paul Schmidt crafts surfboards for friends and first-timers under the moniker Paul Surf. The process, which can takes upward of an entire day, demands precision and artistic prowess. For Schmidt, the desire to create things stems from seeing his dad do so too. “My father owned a construction company when I …

Interview: Postalco Co-Founder, Mike Abelson

We discuss Japan's collaborative community, designing for your own curiosity and owning less

I just feel like having less and less, but I really want to love the things I have

Maiden Home

Made-in-USA furniture in an unusually pain-free online shopping experience

Newcomer furniture brand Maiden Home sticks out from the well-known names we’ve grown up with, tackling a pretty difficult industry to enter. The e-commerce company offers made-to-order, customizable furniture built in the US at a price point you wouldn’t typically see. The company’s aim is to offer affordable furniture, with much less stress—not an easy task when it’s an online experience. Founder Nidhi Kapur felt …