I think I now have a hankerin’ for some butcher blocks and its too bad there isn’t room for two. Known for some other planar serving services that have a Tron like twist, David Rasmussen has built this workhorse to last and be the centerpiece to the countertop. It is made from black walnut and sanded fine to a soft touch but hard enough to handle your blade chops.
Available form David Rasmussen.
Nicole Maslowski must have tapped into her memories of previous lives spanning American history and channeled them into her jewelry. Each piece finds a balance between the past and present, organic and industrial, delicate intricacy and modern simplicity. Turquoise stone and brass spikes speak to the native designs and landscapes of the southwest while black leather and sequins take you to the ballrooms of the 1920s. These worlds come to life in Nicole’s Richmond studio where she crafts each piece.
Available from Maslo Jewelry.
NO…this is no where near an Ikea chair so get that out of your head. Instead think of the Scandinavian country side and Kentucky stables. The GÄRDESGÅRD lounge chair gets its name from a style of fencing that inspired its design. A design that has a unique sense of an earlier time in the modern day and a look of motion with stability and permanence. The metal is finished with wood reclaimed from Kentucky fencing. At the center of it all is a leather seat that makes one luxurious saddle that is made right in Brooklyn.
Available from Uhuru.
Tim Moore is just a hard working guy that believes in well made things and when he couldn’t find a pair of boxers that were to his standards and that were made in the USA he realized that he was going to have to make his own. Fortunately, he took his passion a little further and has set up shop in an old ammunition factory in Milvale, Pennsylvania with some industrial sewing machines that make a top notch seam and some metalworkers he shares the rest of the space with. He might be learning how to weld the hell out of some cool stuff soon but for now he is meticulously cutting and sewing some of the best fitting and luxuriously soft boxer sorts out there. They are constructed of premium Japanese shirting materials that come in two simple but classic colors and are put together using elastic made in Landrum, South Carolina and thread that is also domestically sourced.
Available from Moore Boxers.
Yellow108 takes salvaged wool pieces found on the factory floor and transforms them into some incredibly stylish hats for those who know how to look good head to toe. Their style is inspired by western americana and street fashion of the 20′s to 40′s. More modern colors and touches bring these hats into this era with an heirloom quality build. They are made where the materials are salvaged on both the east and west coasts.
Available from Yellow108.
Before starting up a furniture collection Steve Lawler first experimented with reuse wood materials as a sculptor. With a growing fascination with how best to reuse the massive amount of discarded plywood Steve put his growing knowledge of woodworking to good use by starting Reply. His collection is varied in form and each piece features reused materials in a modern style built in his Tacoma, Washington space.
Available from Reply Furniture.
Peter Thum, founder of Liberty United, is no stranger to starting something that brings about meaningful change. He first started with a bottled water company you might of heard of. Ethos has raised more than $7 million in grants for water and sanitation programs across the globe. Thum then set his sights on reducing the impact of gun violence by taking seized assault rifles and small arms in Africa and other countries and recycling the metal into jewelry and art pieces. That was the inspiration behind bringing that same effort back home. Liberty United has partnered with a few communities which provide unused ammunition and seized firearms from the area to be remade into jewelry. Artist Philip Crangi has designed a collection of rings, bracelets, and necklaces that take inspiration from the railroad. Each piece is hand forged in his New York studio and is available in metal options from melted bullet casings, melted gunmetal, gunmetal and silver, or black gunmetal and gold. They are individually stamped with the serial numbers from the guns that they are made from. In turn part of the proceeds go back to organizations and programs that help remove illegal guns from the streets.
Available from Liberty United.
Brooklyn-based design studio Token has built one throne of a sofa with their signature rustic-industrial mod flavor. Maharam fabrics cover the cushions sitting atop a sheet of steel with a patina finish. Hardwoods deck out the trim and add an additional layer of warmth. Hard lines and structure give way to plush comfy seating you can stay planted in.
Available from Token.
Ohio Design, which actually finds itself in San Francisco, has mastered the art of simple, clean, and minimal. Their round pedestal table is a prime example of a classic style pared down to its most basic form with materials that do all the talking. A complete selection of FSC certified hard woods are available to top a powder-coated steel base of equally attractive colors. Two sizes are made with care by hand in their SF workshop.
Available from Ohio Design.