Designer Scott Amron has successfully streamlined the stuff you stick in your pocket. This combination ring-and-key comes as a blank that can be cut to fit most any lock, then simply slip the rest of your set on the single loop.
Keep your hat and coat handy with this lovely little geometric hook. The iron triangles offer a great place to hang your winter gear after you walk through the front door.
There are those who tear into gifts quickly with little regard for the wrapping, and others who savor the experience, carefully undoing the bow, gently peeling off the tape, and unfolding the paper as if it's part of the present as well. It's pretty safe to say that anything that arrives within a sheet of Loop designer Elissa Brown Barbieri's thoughtful, hand-drawn prints will be considered extra special, and the opening process will no doubt be slowed to a slow, reverent pace. The organic motifs are sustainably produced, just lovely (we've had one hanging as decoration in our work cube for almost a year now), and adorn notecards, jotters, and a new organic textile line, too.
An all-purpose container that's as light as paper, plus water-resistant, compressible, nearly impossible to rip, and stands up on its own. (That's the glory of Tyvek.)
Join Dan Barber, Executive Chef/Co-owner of Blue Hill at Stone Barns and Blue Hill; Michael Hurwitz, Director of Greenmarket; and Ian Marvy, Director and co-founder with Michael Hurwitz of Added Value and its Red Hook Community Farm, for a panel discussion on being a "locavore" in the country's largest metropolis. Gabrielle Langholtz, editor of Edible Manhattan and Edible Brooklyn, will moderate the conversation. Reservations required.
Oh, what this switchplate would do to streamline our time spent looking for misplaced things. Slip your to-be-mailed letters into the ledge on top and hang your keys on the hooks down below, and the essentials will always be at the ready when—and where—you need them.
Its form evokes an envelope and its function encourages putting pen to paper and sending a note through the post. This limited edition GOODD exclusive from designer David Weatherhead might not help you sort your online bills or send any friendly emails, but it will keep your tactile correspondence in order. Made of powder coated steel, and also available in black or bright "Pillar Box" red.
Cork and ceramics figure prominently in the MoMA Design Store's new collection called "Destination Portugal," and designer Raquel Castro pulls the two materials together to make a beautifully simple serving set. Whistler includes the creamer and sugar, teapot, and two cups, all of which are sold separately for easy mix and match depending on what you need.