Rad and Hatch for TreeHouse

Austin's furniture collaborative crafts elegantly upcycled designs

What happens when two sustainable design outfits specializing in distinct materials team up? In the case of Rad Furniture and Hatch Workshop (both also fabricators), the partnership is geared toward “thoughtful and well-crafted” furniture with material integrity. The two Austin companies’ latest and largest retail project for a local startup, sustainable building supply and resource center TreeHouse, is no exception. A visit to their Austin …

Shwood and Huf Sunglasses

The first product to come out of a video series on upcycling

Oregon’s own wooden eyewear makers Shwood today premiered a latest sunglass collaboration with San Francisco streetwear label Huf. Made of broken skateboard decks, you can see the production process of the resulting “Six-Ply Fade” in the first experimental video on Shwood’s buzzy new site “Experiment with Nature.” We recently caught up with Shwood founder Eric Singer to chat about “Experiment with Nature” and the consequential …

Ochobags

Multipurpose accessories for the day-tripper

Born out of Genova, Italy’s school for industrial design, designer Arianna Vivenzio founded Ochobags in 2006. Centered on a modular and customizable bag, Vivenzo describes her mission as “obviously to combine function and aesthetics.” Staring with the idea of a “useful yet fashionable object, made of functional and mobile compartments that can contain and separate each one of the objects a woman carries,” she gradually …