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Flora Mon Amour

Foraged Flora


Foraged Flora—co-authored with Sarah Lonsadale—quickly became a sensation when it was released towards the end of 2016. The book’s pristine, beautiful photography and poetic musings may cause the casual reader to overlook the rigorous ecological ethos underlying it. 

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From Here We Go Sublime: Ursa Major

by Rachel Miller

When Oliver Sweatman and his partner Emily Doyle launched the Ursa Major skincare line in 2010, the two were responding to a challenge that many all-natural cosmetic lines had previously failed to overcome: sourcing ingredients responsibly without sacrificing effectiveness or quality.

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Adieu to the Ice Yacht?

Ice YachtingJust over a hundred years ago, sailing a boat-like vessel over ice was the fastest way to travel over sea, land, or air. Under the right conditions, a wooden ice yacht could reach unprecedented speeds of over one-hundred miles-an-hour. With the rivers they used to travel on no longer able to fully freeze due to warmer winters, the future of this sport is in question. Read more →

Leather Island: Teranishi Studio

Teppei Teranishi works leather pieces and cuts of canvas into beautiful wallets, bags, clocks and other functional essentials. From playing bass and keyboard in punk bands to crafting leather, Teranishi sat down with Atlas to discuss where his inspiration comes from and how music influences his craft now.
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Open Doors: Billykirk

Billykirk recently opened a brick and mortar shop in the Lower East Side neighborhood of New York City, which reignites the classic concept of work-shop. Atlas chats with them about the space here.

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One To Watch

Baltimore-born maker and artist Matt Singer collects vintage watches, which are then restored and resold, along with his line of domestically produced and thoughtfully designed shirts, bags, and accessories. Atlas sits down with Singer to discuss the synergy between the two aspects of his collection. 

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As the holiday shopping season begins, Atlas tracks down designer-purveyour Shana Tabor. Her store In God We Trust questions, by its moniker and continued existence, the power of the American dollar. It’s a thought that’ll stay at the forefront of our minds in the coming weeks.

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