Studio Visit: Andrew Pearce Bowls

Five years after opening, they're now the world's largest producer of hand-turned wooden bowls

Just off Route 4 in Taftsville, Vermont, in the shadow of the state’s lush greenscape, Andrew Pearce converts rugged, earthy trees into ornate bowls and kitchen accessories. His father, Simon Pearce, owns a self-titled operation, too—a company that makes glassware, glass accessories and other home goods. Admittedly, Andrew learned a lot of what he knows now from his father, a goldmine of a mentor. “It …

iBlock by Brooklyn Butcher Blocks

Craftsmanship meets tech-centric lifestyle with this cutting board that holds your tablet

For those spontaneous meals that involve browsing a new recipe from the internet, the task of balancing your tablet can become cumbersome—especially when your focus needs to be on that sizzling frying pan or boiling pot of stock. Nils Wessell of Brooklyn Butcher Blocks used his woodworking skills to come up with a simple yet shrewd solution that also saves space: adding a slot for …

Pidge Boards

Handmade cutting boards crafted from exotic hardwoods, with matched quality and beauty

A quality wood cutting board will last a lifetime and only improve with age and use. With summer barbecue and picnic season in full force, we wanted a board that would stand the test of time and look good along the way. Pidge Boards from Boulder, Colorado-based artisan Ryan McMurray are just the board, and with occasional mineral oil treatment—necessary for all wood cutting boards—Pidge …