Must-Touch Porcelain Tableware by Piaule

A handmade, slightly asymmetrical set for one

Piaule launched with an ambitious idea: release thoughtfully considered homewares, one at a time—and make them so well that there’s no need to offer a selection of “choices.” The online brand has already perfected the ultra-lightweight, quick-drying bath towel, made from 100% Japanese-milled cotton. And now for Product Two, they offer a seriously refined tableware set—designed to let the pieces speak for themselves—featuring a natural …

Interview: KARA Founder and Designer Sarah Law

On office culture, getting ripped off by big brands and her new collaborative backpack with Ace Hotel

KARA bags appeared from nowhere and suddenly were everywhere, from the shoulders of design-lovers to actors and the Insta-famous. The now-signature leather backpacks are instantly recognizable, despite bearing no branding aside from a discreetly embossed label on the zipper tags. The line has grown to include crossbodies, totes and more, all designed to show off the high-quality materials, be it pebble-grained leather or lamb shearling. …

Nocs ‘Seconds’ Watch

The Swedish brand forays outside of audio for the first time with an affordable, minimalist timepiece

Stockholm-based Nocs established a name for themselves the good old-fashioned way: through positive reviews of their understated, considered design of consumer audio products. Their wireless NS2 Air Monitors V2 were a particular hit for its versatility (connecting via Bluetooth, AirPlay and Spotify), uncluttered look and surprising sound quality relative to its compact size—and they come in seven different colors. Using these years of experience, Nocs …