Denver based Fin Art Co has spent some time designing restaurants and spaces where you will want to pull up a chair. Their One Collection of home furnishings gives you a couple of seats to grab but, if you have a high table or bar then their Fausto stool is your one and only. Made of a powder-coated steel frame and your selection of walnut or maple cushioning, this stool stands out with a simple industrial but warm look.
Available from Fin Art Co.
You’ve decided to adopt the 24/7 face in your phone and laptop work life but, the catch is your apartment. It’s a sardine can and as much as you’d like to put an executive desk in there you can’t catch a break. Let the Lene desk do the space saving work for you. The walnut supports lean against the wall and make room for a shelf and working space made of ambrosia maple. These are slaved over woodworker Matt Booty in his North Carolina shop so that you can carry on.
Available from Enkle Design.
For the Dre days past its time to turn those dubs into some bling you’d rather be sittin’ on today. This metal is sand blasted and mirror polished by L.A.’s finest then fitted with a baseball-stitched microfinished European top grain leather cushion to have you looking fly at any dinner table.
Available from Cromatti.
Copy/Paste/Undo doesn’t enter into Michael Robbins’s vocabulary and you wont find 3D software in his tool belt. His sharp eyes step into his shop with new ideas ready to freestyle and form pieces he immediately gets hands on with. The Tucket table reflects his distinctive modern colonial design and his flawless woodworking. Made from oak in Philmont, NY.
Available from Michael Robbins.
Oh geometry, why must you be so pretty? Eric Trine has brought out the best in you with lo fi polygon outlines that shift and morph at every angle. Making you pop with bright powder-coated colors that compete with nature’s best dress and able to resist her fury. Octadedrons never looked so good and if you are looking for a table to show off then you just got lucky.
Available from Eric Trine.
I’ve always wanted to turn my used plastic bottles into new threads and now Pistol Lake is making that dream come true. Using a fabric they call Eudae, a yarn created by combining polyester made from recycled bottles with Tencel which is a fiber made from the pulp of Eucalyptus trees grown on PEFC-certified, sustainably run farms. The result is athletic wear that is soft but performs like a champ giving you breathability, stretch, and some very well placed pockets to hold your tech or keys. All these eco-conscious and minimalist threads are coming to you from L.A.
Available on Kickstarter from Pistol Lake.
You might see coffee rings but this collection of table top stoneware has natural organic swirls built in. Made by mixing both light and dark clays right on the pottery wheel Julia creates unique patterns that remind you of layers of earth or wood grain. If you are feeling a little less daring then she also has a simple cream collection. Each is made by hand with lead-free glazes in her Virginia studio.
Available at Julia Paul Pottery.
This isn’t that Nokia phone you got free with your first cell phone plan in 2002. This might get you out of much stickier situations and is one of the best damn looking pocket knifes I’ve ever laid eyes on. Made of exotic maple and stainless or carbon steel the A2 is heirloom quality and built one at a time by hand in St. Paul. These are one of a kind so be on the lookout.
Available from WKRMN Design.
Some accessories scream “Good gaudy!” while Wind Blown softly whispers light airy minimalism on your ear, wrist, and neck. Simple geometry built with modestly flashy materials like brass and marble instantly grant you that lookbook look. All are forged, twisted, and hammered by Rachel Calhoun in Raleigh. You also won’t have to hit up your safety deposit box to rock a few of these pieces.
Available at Wind Blown.
Colleen and Eric are not in line to board the next space shuttle but, they are winners of the NASA/Etsy SpaceCraft contest for their stellar furniture design. Their MixUp table collection also takes home the gold for its new take on a classic. The CNC milled legs mix up patterns and colors in a playful way under a solid wood table top that ships flat. Each is built in their Bushwick studio.
Available from Fiercely Made.