Futagami’s Elegant Brass Hardware Comes to NYC

It's all in the little details

We’ve had our eye on NYC lifestyle boutique Nalata Nalata (located off the 2nd Avenue F stop) for some time. A glimpse at their stocked wares reveals the storytelling mission of co-founders Stevenson Aung and Angélique Chmielewski (Nalata Nalata is an acronym of the nicknames of Aung’s three sisters: NaNa, LangLang and TangTang). “We curate products that fit with our lifestyle and interests. As designers …

Amsterdam-based, Japanese-inspired Kiyoko

A new lifestyle line with just two products thus far: lip balm and a sweater

With their debut product being a quality, 100% natural lip balm (“that softens your lips on a sunny morning after a swim in the lake,” the minimalist packaging reads), many (incorrectly) considered the mysterious brand Kiyoko to be a new skincare line. Founded in Amsterdam by two friends Evelien Emondts and Merel Groenenboom, Kiyoko is actually a lifestyle brand prioritizing good quality and design. The …

Aerobiotix Aero One Air Purifier

A four-stage filtration process clean and disinfects air, fighting allergens, microbes and more

A cursory glance into purchasing an air purifier online reveals a world fraught with misinformation and tangled webs of false advertising and opinions. It’s almost impossible to figure out what works best and why, and it’s widely understood that there is no great resource to research the topic. Being a lifelong allergy sufferer, I had always relied on word of mouth, which in this case …