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Picking up where the (now on-hiatus) 20x200 left off, Mammoth and Company sells affordable art online. Founded by CEO and Photographer Troy Moth, the store stocks an inventory of hundreds of prints, usually between three and six works per artist, and titles from a newly launched children's publishing arm Little Mammoth. If a print catches your eye and you order it, it'll ship from the idyllic barn pictured at the bottom of the post, Mammoth and Company's headquarters somewhere in a field in Victoria, British Columbia.

Prints range from $20-$200 CAD.

We love the level of detail on the Greats site. Here's the Wilson broken down.

We've been following the Greats Brand hype on Instagram for a minute, so we're thrilled to finally see the online shop go live. Greats is a direct-to-consumer men's footwear company promising us a high quality shoe at a fair, even "disruptive" price—no middleman, you see. Greats's site says its shoes are designed in Los Angeles, handmade in Leon, Mexico from materials from Tokyo with some soles originating in Italy—and, might we add, to be worn by influential #menswear bloggers in NYC. Greats sells The Wilson (a canvas lowtop, available in red, white, and blue) for $59 and The Royale (a deerskin upper sneaker with Italian Margam sole available in grey, brown, and black) for $99.

The Greats is live and taking pre-orders. Our advice is to order soon as Greats predicts a sell-out.


Maria Pergay, Red Pouf

Co-founder and former director of Design Miami Ambra Medda (who also happens to be married to OK Go singer Damian Kulash) is going digital. Her latest venture is L'ArcoBaleno, a design e-commerce site with editorial features which launched June 19.

Medda, co-founder and creative director of the new Berlin-based L’ArcoBaleno, tells us ”L’ArcoBaleno will reflect the entire spectrum of design—that includes collectible objects, but also fashion, food, music, architecture, art, and technology. Our hope is that it will influence the global design conversation, and inspire and engage collectors, curators, and devotees of creative fields." 

L’ArcoBaleno is obviously drawing on Medda's passion for exciting contemporary design and her well-earned connections in the design and gallery universe. The shop launched with work from presenting galleries such as Galerie Kreo, Demisch Danant and Galerie Patrick Seguin. And the site's advisory board includes heavy hitters such as designer Tom Dixon, fashion designer Reed Krakoff, publisher Martina Mondadori, musician Pharrell Williams, and gallerist Alexander Dellal.

The site specializes in modern design, offering highbrow furniture (the chaise from Poul Kjærholm, above, lists for $65,000), ceramics, and lifestyle products such as bicycles by Velorapida ($2,260), and sunglasses by Conservatoire International de Lunettes ($360). The emphasis of the Objects section is on gallery-quality design objects and furniture.

While few of us may be ponying up for a Max Lamb Poly Dining Set, we can dig into the site's magazine-style features for free. For launch, Medda interviews designer Tom Dixon, whom she's known since childhood, in the Features section. Destinations is a bit like a global gallery guide. And Designers has bios on everyone the site might be carrying from Yuri Suzuki to Humans Since 1982. The L'ArcoBaleno blog might be our favorite bit, it features a recipe from Alla Carta's Martino Gamper, and endorsements of baskets from Botswana and a studio visit with the great Ana Kras.

So far, so good. 

Visit L'ArcoBaleno online.

Father's Day isn't nearly the stumper it used to be. Just think about the availability of fashionable ties and handmade socks in today's online marketplace. But if one is still in need of inspiration, take a look at our suggestions for gifts that dads will likely enjoy for years to come. Yes folks, it's NoMa's first Father's Day Guide. 


Outlier Ultrafine Merino T-shirt, $98 at outlier.cc
This comfortable lightweight tee has the right stuff to become a summer favorite for minimalist dads.

Imperial Shave Bundle, $30 at ImperialBarberProducts.com
Simply great shaving products in masculine packaging are a no brainer for fathers with stubble issues.

Front Loading Toolbox, $89 at bestmadeco.com
A legit metal toolbox that can go to the workbench or the art studio. Hands-on dad, we've got your number.

Nothing Belongs to Ebbets: Navy Noma Script Fitted Hat, $49 at nothingmajor.com
The captain of your squad deserves some Noma flannel up top.

Single Slash Wallet from Winter Session, $49 at winter-session.com
Handmade dad gear for under $100—dads who decry bulging back pockets will thank you.

Jacob Bromwell + Winter Session: Covered Flask, $195 at winter-session.com
Pure copper flask in handmade Horween leather cover suits dads with Americana style just fine.

Normann Copenhagen & Rikke Hagen's Whiskey Tumblers, $50 at aplusrstore.com
Glassware that looks to future makes sure that every toast your modernist pops proposes is optimistic.

French Jump Rope, $35 at kaufmann-mercantile.com
If dad longs for the days when he could float like a butterfly, skip the gym membership and get this.

Brooks Bicycle Messenger Bag, $305 at modern-bike.com
Why mess with the rest? This bike bag from the century-old Brooks is downright manly.


Whole Larder Love, $35 at wholelarderlove.com
DIY hunter-gatherer and Aussie father Rohan Anderson has written a how-to manual for cooking dads with farm-to-table tendencies.

We read certain magazines online and in print for their taste in visuals and curation of style, so it makes sense in a way that we'd buy from their online shops, too. The latest tasteful mag to launch a shop is two-year-old Thisispaper Magazine. Thisispaper Shop debuted earlier this month, selling goods sourced from sustainable and local manufacturers in Poland or handmade by the creative team at Thisispaper Magazine itself. The shop is carrying a clean and clever range of kitchenware (mugs, jars) and accessories (rucksacks, bags)—all perfectly suited to your no-nonsense minimalist household. The Thisispaper team says the impulse to start the shop comes from "the need to provide our audience with a way to surround themselves with objects that combine beauty and sustainability and are used in day-to-day activities." And they've stuck well to their informal motto: "Simplicity is king in everything we do. Fashion isn't."

We've culled some of our favorite debut Thisispaper Shop items in the post below.

Start shopping at Thisisipapershop.com


Handheld drills
Pure Mug
Rucksack in Ecru
Honey dripper
Slippers in brown

Single strap pedal clip
Walnut pan
Butter knife

Only a French menswear label, er "collective," could get away with the name Brooklyn We Go Hard, if it is possible to get away with at all. Now, BWGH, which calls itself a collective of "members" on its blog, has a new Paris shop at Les Docks, Cité de la Mode et du Design, a minimal and sleek pop-up inspired by Yves Klein that will be selling BWGH through September.

Visit BWGH online to see its latest collection.




Best Made Co shop

Best Made Co. already had our attention with an iron-clad concept—releasing one new product a week in its online catalog, usually something basic, essential, low-tech, and no-bullshit. Best Made's axes caught on, for example, with DIY cabin-dwellers and weekenders with a strong interest in chopping and hacking things. As of today, fans of Best Made can make a pilgrimage to the epicenter of all things lasting and durable, Best Made's flagship shop at 36 White Street, NYC. The brand has also released a front-loading metal toolbox this week that we'd like to get to know better.

Best Made Co. hosts an axe restoration class at 36 White Street, NYC on May 18.

Clare Vivier

After a week of gallivanting around Los Angeles, even the most fervent East Coaster can feel the pull to the West Coast.

During our stay in the land of sunshine, beaches, and too much traffic, we began to feel the same, and found a quartet of stellar boutiques to consummate the affair. Here are four L.A. boutiques we don't mind hitting when we're burning air miles.

1. Clare Vivier
3339 Sunset Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90026
This sunny Parisian-inspired shop in Silver Lake is all about handmade accessories: brilliantly colored top handle totes, minimally-designed iPad cases, and foldover striped clutches line the shelves—and p.s. everything can be monogrammed. CV is also the only shop in L.A. that sells fancy Chateau Marmont candles, aside from the upscale hotel itself, so make a note of it.

2. DNA Clothing
Venice, 411 Rose Avenue, Venice, CA 90291
Hollywood location, 8000 Sunset Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90046
Quirky, boho-hippie Venice is at the tipping point of yuppie these days. Nonetheless, the casual beach/surfer vibe rules here. For the last two decades, DNA Clothing has been the go-to shop where locals stock up on beach essentials like printed ponchos, T-shirts, hoodies, and sunnies. On trend and on the cheap.

3. Dream Collective
1404 Michetorena, Los Angeles, CA 90026
Another gem in Silver Lake is Dream Collective, a boutique recently opened by local jewelry maker Kathryn Bentley. Stained glass windows set the stage for Bentley’s intricate, affordable costume jewelry collection. Other local artists sell wares like tote bags, art, and footwear at the shop, too. But we went for the jewels: a slender brass and enamel cuff in a multi-colored chevron print looks simple, but really pops against a plain white tee. And the turquoise-hued, oversized triangle ring in brass? We’re suckers for a chic statement ring.

4. Left Bank

2479 Fletcher Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90039
This quaint little thrift store/art gallery is located in the up-and-coming neighborhood of Atwater Village. Jacqueline Goodman, who runs the shop with her mom and sister, stocks the French-inspired boutique with a curated collection of apparel and footwear (both new and vintage), as well as housewares and accessories—some locally made, others imported from France. It’s a bit like raiding a tiny flea market or your cool aunt’s closets—trinkets and treasures are everywhere.

An Elton John song, Old Testament character, and Mr. Rogers' sidekick... Add to the Daniels we have known a jetsetter's hotspot in Vienna, Austria. While the Hotel Daniel itself is something to behold—we'll get to Florian Weitzer’s building on Landstraßer Gürtel and its trailer and boat another day—it's the Daniel Shop, the hotel boutique that's got our attention today.

The Daniel Shop stocks Brooks bags and ‘The Bee Station’ from England, Mexican hammocks, traveler's basics like sunglasses, hats, and cameras, as well as a range of in-house products (a soap, a white men's shirt, etc.). It presents it all in a rough hewn but elegant DIY setting amid self-made display areas and vintage '60s shop shelving. It's worth a visit, even if you aren't renting a room.

Hotel Daniel, Vienna