Just in time for the start of winter, new Forestry blankets have arrived in the shop! These gorgeous blankets are made of 100% soft lambs wool and hand made in the Netherlands. New Zealand expat, Virginia Star Busmann, created the company which she named after Forestry Beach located on the beautiful north island of New Zealand – a place still dear to her heart. Busmann has designed two styles for the blanket: Mina and Boh. Mina is a striking diagonal pattern, while Boh is a skewed diagonal pattern. Find out more about Forestry blankets here.Read More
Fine art photographer, Christy Whitney, will be showing her powerful work, UNWANTED, from March 13 – May 13, 2013 at Club H in Hoboken, NJ. UNWANTED documents horses that were once ‘unwanted’ bi-products of irresponsible ownership and overbreeding from pharma organizations, meat producers, and the racing and horse show industries. Her work strives to educate the public about the neglect and cruel mistreatment of these gentle companions. This show will be one of many to come, where she hopes to raise national awareness and to grow support for organizations who are working to change these dreadful practices. What can you do to help? Go to the show, find out more about how you can help, buy prints, spread the word!Read More
New Mucu stationery and pens are in the shop for January. The 2013 Linen Planner is not only beautiful, but its small enough to carry with ease and allows you to keep yourself organized by both month and day. The Notebook Set contains 4 hand-stitched, plain paper notebooks – perfect for sketching or keeping your ideas all in one neat place. And the new Mucu pen is absolutely stunning in Aluminum or Stainless Steel. See new Mucu items here.Read More
It’s been quiet around here in terms of new product releases. Sometimes there’s just a lull in things that inspire us…but then usually, there’s an explosion of new and exciting things – all at once! It’s one of those times. First up, is the Family Tree Tableware collection by Yota Kakuda. These beautiful Zelkova wood tumbler and bowls were designed with the importance of family ties in mind. The characteristics are aligned with that of traditional Japanese tableware using Zelkova wood or “Keyaki”, and are handmade in Kiso, Nagano – an area deep with history for woodworking and traditional lacquerware (Urushi). We’re selling them as Tumbler ($75), Bowl ($75) or set of each ($150).
If you haven’t heard of Yota Kakuda, it’s because he’s been quietly designing under such greats as Ross Lovegrove, Ron Arad and Shin and Tomoko Azumi since his graduation from Royal College of Art in London. He also worked as a product designer for Muji. In 2011, Yota branched out on his own, and he’s part of a growing group of amazing, young Japanese product designers doing great things.
We’ve got more new lighting, coal, tableware and…(drum roll) the return of Place for Trace (now made in the USA!). Stay TunedRead More
Just spent 3 short, but much-needed, days in the middle of the desert (near Joshua Tree, CA). The silence was so peaceful and I couldn’t believe how much life was in a place which seemed, at first glance, to be barren and desolate. The animals and small desert plants, many which were flowering, were out of this world. Ready to get back to work, and new things abound for the shop, including products from Chabatree and some local Vermont woodworkers. Spring has sprung.Read More