Hunter Craighill's Wishlist
You may be a mashup of a Turkish-born saint, a Dutch folktale, and a host of Germanic Pagan myths, but I’m sending you my wishlist anyway. Below you’ll find a number of items I’ve been recently admiring from afar (and a few Craighill pieces they’d play nicely with). If you do exist, we’ll take delivery at our Greenpoint headquarters. If not, well, maybe we can use this letter as a promo email when the post office kicks it back.
Yours in giving,
Bestcase is elevating sheet metal furniture and case goods to an art form. I love everything from their material and color selections to their ultra simple assembly methods, and I very openly would like to collaborate on a project with them. :)
Brass Match Striker
Of all our products, this one feels most like the holidays.
9090 Espresso Coffee Maker
What a classic and expressive design from Richard Sapper. That handle really insists that you handle it.
Cable Knit Sweater
Extremely familiar (and well executed) form, in a very unexpected color. I love it.
I feel guilty putting this in writing, but this is my favorite Craighill product. It elegantly solves a small but persistent problem (where did I put my glasses?) and it has just the right amount of character.
The raw drop-forged handle of Veark's Chefs Knife gets most of the attention, but I'm here to tell you their bread knife is a delight to use. The tapered shaping of the handle is appropriately restrained, and the blue rivet is the perfect finishing touch.
This puzzle has enjoyed a prime position on my desk — right above my keyboard — for the last year. The components are intriguing in either its assembled or dissassembled state, and I still find the solution so satisfying (and graceful!).
By: White Flower Farm
This is still my go-to gift for the hard-to-please. It feels similarly decadent to gifting a bottle of champagne, but I think most people would prefer to experience the months of beauty and satisfaction that the amaryllis provides.
OD11-43 Dining Chair
By: Overgaard & Dyrman
Much more complex of a design than I normally prefer, but the heart wants what the heart wants. It builds on a century's worth of wireformed chair designs but still manages to feel fresh.
Our Design Engineer, Kevin Chee, discovered this Italian-made tape dispenser, and not only is it dramatically more handsome than your standard tape gun, but I also find it way more intuitive to use. l just used one extensively while packing up our seasonal surge of orders, and it's retained its spot as my favorite packaging tool. I also keep one at home to tape up boxes or bundle cardboard for recycling.
By: Bonajuto Chocolate
I've been trying to convert everyone to this chocolate. It has a slightly grainy (crystaline?) texture that comes from the traditional grinding process that makes it more aromatic and, well, gritty. In a good way.
It’s tough to keep this one in stock, partially due to the tight production tolerances, but mostly because it's been such a popular item. It brings me a particular satisfaction to be able to elevate something as humble as a card case to the point where it's one of our best selling products.