This roundup features the shops with the pops, the goods that could, the vendors with the most splendor, and the stores with just that little bit more.
What we love: ENZI is a footwear brand based in Ethiopia seeking to “challenge global perceptions of Africa through design, artisanal production, and a transparent process that exceed international fair-trade standards.” Of course we love their shoes and photography, but it’s their ambition and uncompromising vision that makes them truly special.
What we love: Annie Davidson is a graphic designer and illustrator from Melbourne, Australia. Her prints - “museum grade,” signed, and numbered - give her customers a special version of her beautiful work to hang in their home, bringing a pop of color and nature into any room.
Three Bad Seeds
What we love: Three Bad Seeds, founded in 2009 by Amanda Weiss in South Carolina, makes pillows fun for kids (and the kid inside all of us). Now in the Pacific Northwest, “Amanda is able to handpick wool fabrics from a nearby Pendleton Woolen Mill to incorporate quality, American made woolens into her work.” Made by hand with locally-sourced materials? Sign us up.
What we love: These stunning photos have us wanting to scoop up all of ORA-C’s recently launched “Golden Sage” collection. Started by designer Caroline Pham in 2015, ORA-C is an independent jewelry brand based in Montreal, Quebec. Caroline meticulously fabricates every piece by hand in her studio, resulting in pieces of art meant to be worn.
Ryan Duggan / Drug Factory Press
What we love: Chicago artist and illustrator Ryan Duggan excels at everything from branding, to fine art, to printed art (mostly in the form of posters and prints). His work has been shown around the world and is featured on all sorts of surfaces in his hometown. His concert posters and art prints made under the name Drug Factory Press, in particular, caught our eye. These pieces will liven up any wall.