ChopValue’s Home Decor Made From Used Chopsticks

Innovating with a business model that circumvents the traditional supply chain and a new waste-based material

Nearly five years ago, Felix Böck was sitting down at dinner. As a wood engineer, he saw time and time again how much waste the industry was producing. He ranted over plates of sushi about this, wishing there was an alternative way. Then, he looked down, saw the pair of greasy chopsticks in his hand, and he had an idea that would soon catalyze the company …

Pivotte Studio Reimagines What “Office Wear” Can Be

"We work anywhere—our clothes need to mirror that lifestyle," says co-founder Evelyn Frison

Like many innovative companies, Pivotte Studio—founded by Evelyn Frison and Yehua Yang—was created to solve a problem. “The simple answer,” Frison says of the impetus behind the brand, “is that I hate women’s pants. I hate jeans and they are also so eco-unfriendly. I hate dress trousers, and I can’t wear activewear or leggings to non-fitness activities.” So Frison and Yang embarked on a mission …

The Lap Desk

Arlo Skye’s The Lap Desk is the ideal portable workspace. Fitted with a built-in storage tray, integrated phone and tablet dock and a micro-bead cushion set against premium white oak, this versatile lap desk is designed for seamless multitasking and comfort. Whether taking a meeting from the couch, using the desk to prop up a laptop at the perfect elevation for streaming or having breakfast …