Off Piste: West America + Woolrich

Jordan Hufnagel and James Crowe create a limited-run, American-made collection of clothing for their epic motorcycle trip

For many, there comes a time when the to-do list never shortens and when free time doesn’t really feel free. This is where CH found longtime friends Jordan Hufnagel and James Crowe just over a year ago. And this is what led the two—Hufnagel, a bicycle builder by trade; and Crowe, a custom motorcycle fabricator—to found West America, an outdoor lifestyle experiment centered on escaping …

Martha Davis

The designer's latest footwear collection with the Workshop Residence uses reclaimed materials from the Bay Area

A long career in industrial design informs Martha Davis‘ footwear collection, which was first launched back in 2009. The multifaceted designer spent the last few months at San Francisco’s Workshop Residence, creating shoes by hand from custom steel shanks, vegetable-tanned leather and reclaimed wood from the Bay Area. Debuting today, the three new styles represent Davis’ embrace of natural materials and minimal fashion. Davis found …

Mitz Takahashi

A Japanese designer crafting mid-century style furniture from recycled and salvaged wood

Montreal-based woodworker Mitz Takahashi upcycles wooden offcuts into unique, modern designs. Working by hand with mostly reclaimed lumber like mahogany, walnut, oak and other found materials, Osaka-born Takahashi spends his days tooling around creating works based on his favorite elements of mid-century design. Working mainly on a commission basis, Takahashi crafts everything from bookshelves to guitar amps, and attempts to minimize even more waste by …