Tag Archives: California

Consider This: The Craft of the Umbrella

Tokyo Rain: Yoshinori Mizutani via It's Nice That

By Regina Connell. Living well = fewer + better … tools for living. The right knives in the kitchen, things like a great hairbrush (don’t underestimate this), the right t-shirt, well-made shoes that last—and that go with everything. But what about the … Continue reading

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Books for Giving: Picks from Hennessey + Ingalls

Holiday book recommendations

By Regina M. Connell. Books are magical. They edify, they entertain, they transport. They can change lives. They shape culture. And sometimes, they’re beautiful objects, too. Beauty and brains: always a good gifting option. And when it comes to that … Continue reading

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Noticed: Bryr

Bryr Studio

Text and photos by Rachel Filipinas. Shelves of materials fill the Bryr studio—stacks of wooden bases, neat lines of yellow foot-shaped lasts, drawers of laces, jars of shoe oil, manila folders full of patterns, a fireplace filled with books. In … Continue reading

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Pick of the Week: Mandy Aftel’s Fragrant

Mandy Aftel Fragrance Bottles

By Regina Connell. Mandy Aftel is one of our favorite artisans, thinkers, and inspirations. Why? Because she’s the real deal. Not only is she one of the world’s best fragrance artisans, but she is a serious student of the world … Continue reading

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