strawser + smith

by Kate Pruitt

I just flew home to CA after a short trip to visit Grace and Amy in NYC before they re-embarked on the book tour. I tried to see as many shops as I could before I left, but somehow I missed Strawser + Smith, even though it was only six blocks from where I was staying. I would have loved to see these pieces in person; they look so appealing to touch and interact with. Personally, I’m getting a bit tired of some of the most well-worn classic industrial territory in the design world, which is why these pieces really impress me — they combine the materials of old with some pretty interesting and unusual new shapes. My favorite pieces are the coat rack and bench combo and the space-age curvilinear coffee table below. So cool! You can check out the full collection online or in their shop in Brooklyn. — Kate

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