Unisex Clothing, Accessories and Outerwear from thesalting

Made-in-America pieces from a new brand designing out of NYC

When holding a garment from thesalting—not just carrying it but really analyzing it; running one’s fingers along the lines, feeling the fabric—you begin to understand their commitment to old-world craftsmanship. From afar, this brand’s debut is a collection of future-forward, unisex items. It’s a cohesive collection, and the brand’s identity is tangible. Every silhouette is simple and nautical components act as highlights—bit of rope here, …

Allbirds Hits the Ground Running in NYC

The cult Silicon Valley comfort sneaker opens a concept shop in SoHo, with a new city-inspired colorway

Newcomer Allbirds breaks a lot of shoe rules. Their $95 shoes, which come in only two styles (runner or lounger), are logoless, machine washable, made from sustainably sourced merino sheep wool, and meant to be worn without socks. Comfort is their key goal, which is why it’s become the go-to shoe in Silicon Valley, but they don’t cut corners: it’s also a Certified B Corp. …

Heath Newsstand, San Francisco

A new space to nourish minds, built to inspire and unite a community

Best-known for their gorgeous pottery, CH favorite Heath Ceramics now has a new space attached to their Mission district, San Francisco showroom. The recently opened Heath Newsstand was created with the aim to inspire and unite the community; the team behind it believes that newsstands create destinations where locals frequently come together. The beautifully designed store stocks all kinds of publications—from local, national and international …

MUJI to Open a Hotel in Tokyo

A couple months ago, Japanese minimalist retailer MUJI announced its first hotel in Shenzhen, China. Today, they announced that in the spring of 2019, they plan to open a hotel in Japan. The MUJI Hotel will be located inside a 10-story building in the Ginza district of Tokyo—six floors will be dedicated to a MUJI store, and the rest will be accommodation. Rooms will, undoubtedly, …

Jamie Leilani Pelayo’s Stories + Objects

A destination for truly unique luxury items and the tales of their artisanal origin

As the worlds of lifestyle editorial and online retail grow closer and closer, consumers have come to expect a good story with their purchase. Marketing speak and focus group-approved narratives are so prevalent that authenticity is frequently buried—or non-existent. Antithetical to this, Jamie Leilani Pelayo understands the value of truth, a compelling story and wanderlust. In living for these components, Pelayo has built Stories + …