Modify supplies simple blank slate storage pieces that you can customize colors in a few different sizes. Once you click buy your order is custom built in Bridgeport, CT using mostly local materials. Frames are built nearby using recycled aluminum and steel. They are topped off with bamboo finished with low VOC oil-wax. The doors are also colored in low VOC paint. Every piece is flat packed in 100% recycled cardboard and awaits your books, records, and knick knacks.
Available from Modify.
Take a laser cutter and some aircraft-grade aluminum and you got a recipe for just about anything the imagination can dream up and that can stand the test of time. While you are at the sketchbook why not start with some assistance from desk organizers that start with the same ingredients. Modeska organizers come in a full range of storage and task applications you might need and their smart Scandinavian design is enough to inspire. Each is laser cut, grinded, folded, and powder-coated at an over 50 year old factory in Connecticut specializing in engineering services and finished off with laser etched cork as a base to protect your work surface.
Available from Modeska.
Let’s face it. If you are looking for an American made bag today then you have a quite a few options out there that all kind of look and feel the same. LAYERXLAYER owners and crafters Leah Fabish and Patrick Turiello don’t want their brand to be just about bags. With backgrounds and interests in architecture, food, art, and film it would be impossible for them to be just about bags. They in fact have a number of small household items that are finely crafted and full of smart detailed design. Those details are exactly what sets these bags apart too. Each incorporate a number of domestically sourced materials like duck canvas, waxed canvas, leather, and denim with a few non-domestically sourced brass buckles and other metals to create the perfect palette. Mixed in is a balance of colors and patterns. At the base is a well constructed piece hand-crafted in Connecticut that has all of the architecture and utilitarian design in pockets, pouches, and zippers that you might not see but experience with everyday use. And you will be reaching for these pieces everyday for many days to come.
Available at LAYERXLAYER.