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Snarkitecture's latest design holds up the goods at Grey Area's new NYC shop and showroom

Since launching last July, Grey Area has become a choice online destination for those seeking unique, artist-designed objects, from “Best Friends” skateboards to handmade headpieces. After opening pop-ups in Montauk last summer and then at the Bass Museum in Miami for the latest installment of Art Basel, co-founders Manish Vora and Kyle DeWoody decided to give their retail concept a permanent home with a showroom …

Doug Johnston Rope Works

One-off woven wares formed from an ancient coiling technique

Once used for model-making, Doug Johnston‘s nimble fingers have found a new medium in recent years. The trained architect creates vessels, sculptures and wearable masks by stitching together sewing thread and braided cotton cord on his industrial-strength, vintage Singer zig-zag sewing machine, which he then hand forms into the uniquely curious shapes. Born in Texas, raised in Tulsa, OK and now based in Brooklyn, Johnston …

Driftwood Hooks

Designer Kiel Mead gives a colorful new life to wood that has washed ashore

Plucked from the Great Lakes beaches of New York state, each of Kiel Mead‘s wall-mounted driftwood hooks marks a unique expression of his dedication to craft. Mead personally selects, bleaches and stains the hooks individually, telling Cool Hunting that because the approach is so extensive, every piece is like a little labor of love and, consequently, an unforgettable form. “There are several steps to the …