Frankenball

Made from 100% recycled fabrics and materials, Dog Ear’s pet toys are each entirely unique and crafted by hand. Founded by Lu Williams and Emma Edmondson during the beginning of the pandemic, the brand aims to not only encourage dog owners to enjoy being outside with their pooches, but also to combine “contemporary art publishing and sculptural dog toys.” Available in three sizes, every ball …

“The Sunflower Quilting Bee at Arles” Puzzle

Faith Ringgold’s 1996 work “The Sunflower Quilting Bee at Arles” depicts eight iconic Black American women (Madam CJ Walker, Sojourner Truth, Ida Wells, Fannie Lou Hamer, Harriet Tubman, Rosa Parks, Mary McLeod Bethune and Ella Baker) as well as Vincent van Gogh and a fictional character named Willia Marie Simone (a frequent heroine of Ringgold’s quilt works, and perhaps her alter-ego). This piece honors and …

Brown + Black Trancoso Beach Bat Set

Founded by Harry Brantly and Max Leese, Frescobol Carioca crafts artisanal sports equipment that honors Brazilian beach culture and the popular regional sport frescobol (aka beach tennis). Their bats—including this brown and black set—are all handmade using off-cut wood from Brazil’s furniture industry. Not only are the bats crafted to accentuate the natural beauty of the wood, but they are also made with function in …