Making Custom Skis with New England’s Parlor

Ultra-personalized equipment born of craftsmanship and attentive design

Handmade skis—just like bespoke bike frames—came into favor over a decade ago. Respected brands all over began to make skis covered in striking graphics, one-off photography, typography and more. But Mark Wallace, who co-founded Parlor Custom Skis (located outside Boston) in 2014, says he and his partners, Pete Endres and Jason Epstein, had different priorities. They wanted to focus more on the skis’ guts than …

Bond Hardware’s First Furniture and Large-Scale Objects Collection

Dana Hurwitz and Mariah Pershadsingh's amorphous Brooklyn-based brand expands

In the age of impersonal internet commerce, the ability to engage a community both online and off is a coveted skill. Bond Hardware’s Dana Hurwitz and Mariah Pershadsingh have it in spades. The three-year-old experimental jewelry label’s loyal following is as enamored by the amusing Instagram filters of their signature metal nose-strips as they are with the real thing. “I think a certain type of …

Interview: Tereza Ruller of The Rodina

We discuss boundlessness and experimentation in graphic design ahead of the fourth annual Us By Night

Comprised of Tereza and Vit Ruller, The Rodina operates as a design studio but produces art and experiential work that defies expectation. By employing techniques used in performance art, and surrounding themes of play and subversion, their work explores the virtual and physical worlds. Inventive, oftentimes odd and always inspiring, The Rodina challenges and encourages audiences. As such, they’re the ideal speakers for the fourth …