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 …

Evergoods CPL24 Crossover Backpack

Launching today, this bag delivers outdoor ruggedness with minimalist style

I’m somewhat bag obsessed—backpacks, especially. I’ve tested hundreds of them over the years and we’ve even designed some of our own. Among the greatest hits is a brand called Goruck whose product development was helmed by Jack Barley. Barley left the company last year to start his own line, Evergoods, and he was kind enough to loop me in on the journey from the very …

Lowercase’s NYC-made Sunglasses

After founding the Lowercase sunglasses brand in 2014, Gerard Masci and Brian Vallario dedicated time to procuring the machinery and design knowledge necessary to construct acetate frames in their hometown of NYC. While the hinges are German and the lenses are Carl Zeiss glass, the brand turns acetate sourced from Japan and Italy into the first sunglasses made in NYC in decades. Over 30 steps—many …