harbenger 2's kart chair →
Like the flat-pack concept but looking to branch out beyond Ikea? HarBenger 2’s veneered plywood Kart Chair ($400) comes in a box, but assembles to reveal sexy cut-outs and angles. Very cool.
anagram for ink's notebook →
Creamy white paper and a letterpress cover, hand-bound with a Japanese Stab-Stitch 4-Hole Binding, Anagram For Ink’s Ink Splotch Notebook ($9) won me instantly. It’s got personality.
studio kahn's FRAGILE series ceramic necklace →
Studio Kahn’s FRAGILE ceramic necklace ($106) arrives in one piece, a long, bubbled ceramic bar with the words “snap before use” carefully stamped on in English or in Hebrew, as specified, and a silver chain running through. And would-be wearers are forced to break apart, one by one, the ceramic bubbles, until finally the chain can be curved and worn. So unusual, and I think,...
simbiotek design lab's cluster coasters →
Oh, coasters. You don’t want to leave them out when not in use, cause really, the table looks better without them. But if you put them away, you end up forgetting to bring them back out when they’re needed. Simbiotek Design Lab’s Cluster Coasters ($21 for a set of 6) handily solve the dilemma, looking artful and blending in when not in use, then splitting apart once...
will barch's tiny tim table →
Miniatures have always been adorable (Shetland Ponies, Spider Monkeys, those tiny Eames chairs at DWR…). And so it is with Will Barch/Bussard Design Studio’s Tiny Tim Table ($250). 1 right angle of warmly-stained douglas fir + a hairpin table leg = chic mini-desk or side table. And they’re happy to do custom orders.
tap my trees' DIY maple syrup →
I spent this weekend with friends in Vermont, and was reminded how my family used to tap our backyard maple trees and make our own New Jersey Maple Syrup. It doesn’t have the same cache as “Vermont Maple Syrup,” but was delicious to eat, easy to make, and a fun, eco-friendly, DIY family project. February is the season for tapping, so if you’ve got maple or birch trees in...
siggas knit's icelandic wool sweaters →
After a recent email from a reader requesting more menswear, I returned to age-old (ok, more like months-old) quest for Etsy Favorites for men, barring the ubiquitous t-shirts and silkscreened hoodies. If Etsy’s inventory was an indicator, one would think men on earth walk around with their torsos, necks and heads covered, naked from the waist down (or clad in colorful...
genevieve savard's crystal handbags →
I’ve had my eye on Montreal designer Genevieve Savard’s Crystal Handbags for a while now. Available in a variety of neutrals, including the most recent “Dark Mold” hue shown in the artist’s painting here, the bags are handcrafted with canvas and leathers, and feature pyramids of leather on the bottom, stuffed and sewn to create a faceted texture. I’m a sucker...
Happy 1st Birthday to Etsy Favorites! →
From a twinkle in my eye to 15,000 followers and counting, Etsy Favorites is celebrating its first birthday this week! Please click HERE and recommend us in the Tumblr Designer Directory, and check out this Etsy treasury with some of year 1’s fan favorites…
no milk today's polymer clay jewelry →
Although I love everything that I post (hence the word “favorites”), my salary and small apartment can only accommodate so much, so I have to pick and choose my acquisitions wisely. But every now and then there’s a standout item that I just have to have. Immediately. No Milk Today’s quirky and beautiful polymer clay jewelry (from $6.50) is one such item. I’ve...