Made in Spain, Qüero Shoes Land in NYC

Customize Chelsea boots, monk-strap shoes and more, most at $200 or less, online or in-person at their pop-up

Customized products do not have to equate with heart attack-inducing prices anymore. In the world of shoes, companies like Atlanta-based start-up Cobbler Union and Quoddy (who hand-sew moccasins and loafers in Maine) are making bespoke available for more people, with streamlined online ordering and prices hovering around $400. Brand-spanking-newcomer Qüero Shoes is bravely offering custom shoes, made in Spain using Italian and French leathers, at …

Unique Science-Themed Quilts by PaleGray Labs

Complex blanket designs featuring the periodic table, Pi, and even molecule diagrams of melatonin, THC and Ambien

When an animated film creator and science author join forces with a monster-sized robot quilting machine experimental embroidery emerges upon their blankets. Nina Paley (writer and director of “Sita Sings the Blues”) and Pop Sci columnist Theodore Gray use their unique skills to create quilts that display the entire periodic table, for example, as well as a design that beautifully displays more than 100 digits …

3sixteen + Herman Miller

A special project resulting in a majestic custom Eames lounge chair and ottoman

LES-based raw denim fiends 3sixteen advocate skilled craftsmanship and longevity—which is why they often post photos of their customers’ faded, worn-in jeans after years of use. Thus, their special collaboration with design manufacturer Herman Miller makes perfect sense, as there’s a shared commitment to inspiring through timeless, dependable design. Together, they’ve created a custom version of the iconic Eames Lounge Chair and Ottoman, first introduced …