October 27, 2017
This month’s edition of Finds is all about buying objects that last, from a perpetual wall calendar to a refillable notebook, a sustainably-sourced planter, a modern take on the phonograph, and more.
This geometric planter has been hand carved from Mugavu wood in Uganda. Each planter is handcrafted by a group of 15 woodworkers from Uganda’s Nakawa region, in a fair trade environment where trees are replanted as they are used.
Although the Kozmophone isn’t out yet, you can sign up to be among the first to know when it launches, and when it’s out, the first units will be available for half price. The device is based on the original shape of the phonograph, but breaks from tradition with six bold colours to choose from. Other modern updates include Bluetooth, and — more futuristically — holograms. The holograms make a pretty unique addition and can be uploaded from the Kozmophone website to add a visual enhancement to your acoustic experience.
Designed by TAIT Design Co. — an independent product design studio in Detroit — this large-scale, never-ending wall calendar featuring rotating discs is screen-printed on raw Kraft chipboard, and finished with maple end rails and a hanging ribbon.
This large refillable wood notebook, with walnut cover and solid brass discs, from Pacific and West in Portland, began its life on Kickstarter in 2016. As well as looking beautiful on your desk, its appeal is that it can be replenished time and again, with a choice of plain paper, lined, or grid using its modular disc bound system.
American Heirloom is a Brooklyn-based company that embraces the rituals of everyday, making a range of wood products for the kitchen. This two-inch coffee scoop, available in walnut or maple, holds a tablespoon of coffee beans, and can be personalised with an engraving.
This luxurious quilt from Brooklyn studio Haptic Lab features Buckminster Fuller’s Dymaxion map of the Earth as one island in one ocean. Using black and white cotton on white polysilk, with soft linen backing, the fabrics are hand-quilted in India. Details include mountains and river systems hand-embroidered on slate grey thread.