Modernica Taps Cleon Peterson for 30th Anniversary Furniture

Two limited edition pieces adorned with the artist's 2019 piece "Land of Shadows"

Since 1989, Modernica has offered design-forward products of the utmost quality. At their family-owned factory in Vernon, California, ceramic goods and furniture are manufactured using many of the same tools and processes employed in the ’50s and ’60s. Though they’re perhaps best known for revitalizing the fiberglass molding process for their iconic chairs, the brand has—under their Case Study moniker—turned to upholstery for their 30th …

Bravo Sierra’s Military-Tested Line of Wellness Goods

High-quality products that withstand extreme conditions

Founded last year by Benjamin Bernet and Justin Guilbert, Bravo Sierra develops high-performing products for US military members, studies their feedback and then offers the results to the civilian market—all while returning 5% of their top line profit to the military’s MWR program. With logo design by Patrick Li, the creative director of T Magazine, and consultation from Sarah Andelman (the founder of the beloved …

The Only American Company Making Paper Straws

Paper straws got a bad reputation as flimsy and funky-tasting, thanks in part to versions produced in China. But Fort Wayne, Indiana-based Aardvark returned to paper straw production in 2007, when demand required that they start up again (they invented the paper straw back in 1888). Not only are the products “green,” they’re also ideal to use. Much of the process behind them is secret, …