Tanner’s Apron

With locally sourced hides, spruce bark collected from the local lumbering industry, water from the Pite River and countless years of saddlery experience, Böle is producing some of the most considered leather goods in the world. The four generations-strong Swedish company uses a traditional, time-consuming, tree bark tanning method to achieve a fuller natural color and high quality leather that will allow their goods to …

Innovate Like A Misfit

Kyra Maya Phillips on how pirates, hackers and gangsters can teach us to be more creative and successful in business

Kyra Maya Phillips, the co-author of the upcoming book “The Misfit Economy,” encourages readers to think like pirates, gangsters and hackers when approaching business. While researching and writing the book, Phillips spent a couple of years delving into the darker side of innovation; setting out to uncover the often nefarious operating methods of society’s outcasts. Phillips and her co-author Alexa Clay wanted to know what …

Shinola

The brand plans a relaunch in Detroit with watches, bikes, cola and notebooks

Taking a name that’s likely recognizable among the last few generations, Detroit-based consumer goods company Shinola is hoping to make it easy to tell shit from Shinola. First imagined in Dallas a few short years ago, the relaunch of the more-than-100-year-old company recently made the move to a 60,000 square foot space in Detroit’s midtown neighborhood. Drawn in by a city with open arms and …