Beckel Canvas Outdoor Products

The longtime family-owned company makes tents and perfect summer gear by hand in Portland

by Adrienne So On a bright, sunny day in May, we traveled to bustling SE Clinton Street in Portland, Oregon to visit Beckel Canvas Products. Today, this stretch of road is thickly populated with buzzy restaurants, high-end vintage shops and cafes. But when Bob Beckel first moved into the space thirty years ago, “there was stuff up on 26th [Street],” said Kathy Darnielle, his daughter. …

The Hamptons and Beyond with Wölffer Estate Vineyard

The family-owned wine brand's offerings and expansion

The 175-acre Wölffer Estate in Sagaponack, Long Island is a destination of uncommon beauty—even among its idyllic Hamptons setting. It was there, in 2013, that siblings Joey and Marc Wölffer took the reigns of their family vineyard. In 1992, their father Christian and acclaimed winemaker Roman Roth began producing a Wölffer rosé which quickly became a Hamptons staple before growing in acclaim in ever-expanding markets. …

Radical Tea Towels

Women don't belong in the kitchen, revolutionary ideas do

The Radical Tea Towel Company swiftly ignores the rule about not bringing politics to the dinner table. In fact, their towels do quite the opposite: with a fine selection of towels featuring some of the most revolutionary figures and ideas in Western history, these cloths are sure to incite some serious dialogue. The towels pronounce powerful words from the likes of Nelson Mandela, Thomas Paine …