There is definitely something simple about these vacuums that remind me of 80′s industrial design and Hal from “2001: A Space Odyssey” all in one machine that doesn’t come from Malaysia. Inside these machines is a whole heap of love for engineering with models that fit any budget and any task. There are lighter ones like the Freedom that weighs 9 pounds and then the all out heavy duty Tandem that can shine in homes with all kinds of pets. Each model has some form of HEPA filtration and all are molded, painted, assembled, tested, and packaged in the Simplicity facility in St. James, Missouri.
Pockets on your pants? That makes sense in both a functional and fashionable way. So do pockets in your table. Built at the end of a solid American Black Walnut top with black powder-coated steel legs is just that. A pocket for all of those things like books and magazines that might clutter up the surface but nestle perfectly down in a wool sling made from 100% merino wool with red accent stitching. Ample builds each in their Seattle work space.
Available from Ample Furniture.
A product named 101082 from Artless Corporation might make you think of some future dystopian society but you would just be dreaming. The 101082 is an upholstered platform bed built in Los Angeles as a piece of the Artless collection that will last well into any form of the future you can think of. The base is made of walnut and the 8 button headboard plus frame is upholstered with your choice of wool, linen, or aged velvet fabric. The bed is made in queen, king, or cali king sizes.
Available from Artless Corporation.
Scranton, Pennsylvania might be widely known as the home of the fictional paper company Dunder Mifflin but, in real life trees aren’t going to waste there by paper pushers. Besta Cork is using the renewable bark of, you guessed it, cork trees to create a couple different attractive styles of bowls and planting pots that are non-toxic, reusable, biodegradable, antibacterial, and 100% sustainable. Some come in your selection of Real Milk non-toxic paint that adds a pop of color to the soft cork texture.
Available from Besta Cork.
Newcomers Bow and Arrow are picking up their bootstraps and carrying the history and culture of the Appalachians they call home into the present with their collection of women’s classics. The outlines reflect a hardworking rural past and connects them to the details seen on any modern day runway. Materials like denim, organic hemp, and cotton are cut and sewn into pieces that are built to last a generation. The materials are also primarily sourced domestically. The blues are beautifully rich and are mixed with patterned stripes and chambray that add a depth you wouldn’t find decades ago. The denim features a high waist, stitching, and pockets that all work together to perfectly for an incredible fit. Get to work and take a look.
Available from Bow and Arrow.
New8th furniture out of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania features solid woods put together using solid joinery to create solid design. The Gately stools come in 2 different heights and can be made with walnut, cherry, poplar, sycamore, oak, or elm. The seat feels like an architectural feature to any bar and incorporates a foot rest that enhances that architecture and natural beauty of the wood.
Available from New8th.
Brooklyn design stars Fort Standard have brought chips and guac to the table with these 2 bowls that I want to keep out when the chips are all gone. Both are made of aluminum sand cast in Pennsylvania and powder coated in Brooklyn.
Available from Fort Standard.
No bagginess is going to ruin your dive with these form fitting, sporty, and colorful collection of swim trunks. Each is made from nylon that is water resistant and dries fast. Zippers add color, angles, and pockets to carry all of those things you don’t want to lose in the water. They are made in a New York garment district but destined for the beach.
Available from Owner Operator.
There is something just divine in these catch-all boxes. How the polished brass cuts through the buttery concrete to separate each vessel into shapes that make anything you put in them look like they are there for a photo shoot. How each piece feels like its own beautifully designed island with a mountainous topography. Each is made in the Bay area.
Available from Alice Tacheny.
So you might not want to mix and match your socks or your silverware. It doesn’t always work out in an aesthetically pleasing way but, in the case of the WFOUR Mix Match cabinet maker and owner Chris Walsh rolled the design dice and came up with matching sixes. These storage cabinets are fun and cover a wide range of storage uses. Each is built with solid domestic hardwoods and can be customized with different stains, lacquered colors, porcelain or brass pulls, and drawers or doors. Each is hand built to order in Nevada.
Available from WFOUR.