Chocolate, cheese and multi-faceted knives. Switzerland offers a bounty of goods—and good deeds: the Red Cross was born here. But in the winter, one Swiss product stands out: the chalet. Rustic. Cozy. Snug. Home to fireplaces, mountain views and cuckoo clocks. And chalet style has spread far beyond the Alps, to anywhere where ski slopes, winter vacationers and wilderness abound. Import some Alpine style of your own with the modernist, mountain-friendly furniture and wares in this collection.
Think modern skiing gives you cold feet? Try plunging down a slope on two straight planks—without a helmet. Sound crazy? Maybe. But the powder hounds of the past had a certain old-school cool. Not even freezing chairlifts that crawled slowly up the mountain could shake their dedication. Now, years later, their retro designs are still looking chill. Enjoy an icy blast from the past with this collection of vintage downhill gear.
Still wearing that garish old ski parka from the ’80s? Time for a futuristic update. Trade in those puffy coats and kitschy patterns for streamlined, fur-lined gear. You don’t need neon to stand out—simple silver does the trick. Carve up the snow in a cutting-edge coat. Stay warm in white. Look cool in chrome. And then speed down that slope with modern flair. Check out today’s collection, to hit the slopes in tomorrow’s style.
Surf’s up—in Africa. It really is. With 16,000 miles of coastline, from Seychelles to Senegal, Nigeria to Namibia, the continent hosts some of the world’s most beautiful, serene beaches. And now in washes Africa’s first surfwear brand: Bantu Wax, maker of colorful swimsuits and beach gear patterned on traditional fabrics. They remind us that with plentiful sand, sun and sea, regional troubles and cares gently fade away. Bantu’s goods are all made on the continent, supporting local economies. So make life a beach—for both yourself and those far away—with this vibrant collection.
Scandinavia seems to want the blues. Danes, Finns, Swedes and Norwegians live beside dark ocean waters—usually beneath white winter snow. Blue sky, on the other hand, is a rare and cherished sight. So when color withdrawal hits, the Northerners adorn their households with blue glassware, ceramics and furniture. Borrow from the best. If your skies are gray this winter, let the blues sing out. Whether cobalt, azure, navy or sapphire, we have the handy Scandy housewares to providing that missing dash of color this season.
American writer and sailing enthusiast E. B. White once wrote, “I cannot not sail.” Trust us, we’re in the same boat. White sails billowing in the wind. The brackish smell of saltwater in the air. A horizon of blue, lit by a pink sunset. Freshly caught fish. Maybe a sip of white wine. Drop anchor and stay here forever. We know you’ll want to. Which is why today, try to fill your sails with this collection of boats and seaworthy gear.
To a newborn, life is a blur. For the first eight weeks of life, everything is just light, shapes and motion. But then your vision is kicked into high-resolution. Colors become distinct—and the more intricate the design, the better. Bring some of that vivid experience into your home—make your kids’ rooms as bold and bright as their minds, and create a visual playground with this colorful collection.
If home is where the heart is, then the kitchen is what keeps that heart beating. It’s the room that brings families together. Where guests tend to cluster at parties. The best kitchens are cozy and practical, their tools both effective and attractive. Skillets that needn’t be hidden. Aprons that inspire home chefs. Chairs that invite diners to linger. So get cooking with the good-looking kitchenware in this delectable collection.