Brands + Designers

Introducing: Grado, Brooklyn made headphones and phonograph cartridges

Introducing: Grado, Brooklyn made headphones and phonograph cartridges

We've evolved from the victrola to the record, the walkman to the Discman, the iPod to the iPhone, and now the record player is making a comeback, and for good reason.  Nothing quite has that vintage sound like the crisp static from a vinyl record. Nothing […]

Introducing: Jieldé, French lamp manufacturer

Introducing: Jieldé, French lamp manufacturer

Some people call that industrial chic, I call that well-made products with a purpose and a clean design. Jieldé's story (from J.L.D., the initials of founder Jean-Louis Domecq) starts in the 1940s when Domecq realized he couldn't find lighting adapted to its mechanical workshop so […]

Introducing: Oxford Pennant, US made pennants

Introducing: Oxford Pennant, US made pennants

Oxford Pennant was founded in 2013 by Brett Mikoll and Dave Horesh as a way to celebrate old school American sports traditions. Their pennants are made in the USA (Buffalo, NY to be more specific) and the company only uses natural materials such as wool or cotton. Let me […]

Introducing: the New Amity Workshop, US made swings

Introducing: the New Amity Workshop, US made swings

The New Amity Workshop manufactures only one product (for now), but it's a very cool-looking one. The hexagonally shaped swing is made out of sustainably sourced Black Locust wood, one of the most durable hardwoods in the United States. Thanks to its rot-resistant properties and […]

Introducing: Orée, French made technology products

Introducing: Orée, French made technology products

Starting point: tech products tend to look very much alike, are made from cheap eco-unfriendly materials and are designed to end up in the garbage can quickly. Even though products like keyboards or USB keys are essential in how interact with technology, they are often overlooked. […]

Introducing: Rose et Marius, French made luxury candles and soaps

Introducing: Rose et Marius, French made luxury candles and soaps

Born in Carry-le-rouet, on the shores of the Mediterranean sea, Rose et Marius is a luxury candle and soap brand. Founded by Magali Fleurquin Bonnard, a former jewelry industry executive, it's a tribute to her (my!) exceptional region. Though the candle cups are made in Limoges, […]

Introducing: S. W. Basics, Brooklyn made organic skincare

Introducing: S. W. Basics, Brooklyn made organic skincare

S. W. Basics is a Brooklyn based skincare brand that makes its products using solely natural and organic ingredients. In order to deliver the most potent skincare, they use only a maximum of 5 ingredients per products. No, there's no typo. Let's ditch the digits: […]