Design

Onefortythree

by Anh-Minh on September 24, 2014

onefortythree_industrialI recently visited a friend who bought her first apartment last year, and she has been slowly decorating it ever since. When I saw her bedroom, I had to ask about the sconces flanking the bed; they were from Onefortythree. As soon as I got back to my computer, I started clicking around the site and found the perfect sconce for my home office. I had a very specific list of requirements and had been searching for quite some time, so I was thrilled. (I can’t believe I hadn’t come across Onefortythree sooner!)

Onefortythree started out as a blog by Logan and his wife Roxy. In the process of furnishing their own house (the street number = 143), he was making a bunch of cool stuff and documenting them online. That eventually led to an e-store with his handcrafted designs. In addition to lighting, he fabricates chairs and small-scale storage—all fairly simple and exhibiting clean lines that would work well in pretty much any interior. The pieces are made to order, so there may not be instant gratification, but it’s worth the wait.

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{ All images from Onefortythree }

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French Press by Yield Design Co.

by Joanna on September 22, 2014

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The last time we mentioned Yield Design Co., they were improving your outdoor dining experience with their Picnic Bag. Now designers Rachel and Andrew seek to improve your daily cup of coffee with this gorgeous new French press. Available in either white or grey, this 1-liter French press is made of ceramic, perfect for maintaining a consistent temperature through the entire brewing process. Keeping in line with Yield’s restrained design aesthetic, the pull features a simple, yet refined touch of copper. The result is a functional piece that you don’t mind gracing your countertops.

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{ Images via Yield Design Co. }

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Thing Industries

by Anh-Minh on September 12, 2014

thingindustries1Much to my neat-freak husband’s chagrin, there’s a chair on my side of the bedroom that basically gets used as a landing spot for recently worn clothes or garments that need to be hung/folded properly. It’s a shame because it’s a lovely Chippendale chair that is often obscured by piles of sweaters, skirts, and jackets. So what I could really use is Thing Industries’ Sacrificial Chair, which is described as follows: “Like a lamb to the gods, we give you this chair to sacrifice to your clothes.” (I hope it’s back in stock soon!)

I’ve also got my eye on a couple of other Thing Industries pieces: the felt Beast Rug (which is available in dark grey on their site as well as in a spotted pattern at Of A Kind), and the Indoor Stoop which can serve as both seating and storage (clever!). I’m looking forward to seeing more great designs from this New York/New Zealand-based creative studio and store.

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{ Top and bottom images from Thing Industries. Middle image from Of A Kind. }

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Once again, Jessica Hische has nailed it on the head. This time with her Certificate of Awesomeness. If you’re anything like me, you’ve got a battery of cat sitters, amazing friends, and funny mailmen who could use a sweet reminder of just how awesome they are. Each certificate is printed with holographic silver foil and features rainbow painted edges on 220-lb Crane Lettra pearl white paper. Oh, and the best part? Each certificate ships with a rainbow pencil. Awesome, indeed.

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{ Images via Jessica Hische; found on Swissmiss }

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Ariele Alasko

by Joanna on August 12, 2014

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Based in Brooklyn, woodworker and furniture builder Ariele Alasko is a true talent. Her works fall into that world of being modern, yet rooted in old-school craftsmanship. Ariele’s material of choice is plaster lath, small stripes of wood that once made up the walls of homes. She uses these historic, varied pieces of wood to create graphic, geometric patterns in her work. It’s sort of unbelievable, but she doesn’t actually use any stains on the wood, instead relying on the varieties of grain and color available when old brownstones are gutted. Each piece is made by hand, meaning that it can take up to several weeks to complete a single object. While her shop is currently sold out, be sure to check back in for more pieces and follow her working process (and adventures) on Instagram.

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{ Images via Ariele Alasko and her Instagram }

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