Maj Anya DeBear
Maj Anya DeBear, this week’s Guest Hunter. Maj Anya is a textile designer and artist based in New York City. She launched her line of luxe printed scarves, Ursidae, after finding out that her father was dying of cancer. The prints are based on a series of tessellation drawings made by him in 1975, and his last wish to his family had been that they help share his designs with the public. She considers Ursidae a family company, hence the name, which translates to ‘the family of bears’ in Latin. All of Ursidae’s scarves are named after members of the DeBear family, or Maj Anya’s close circle of friends.
Maj Anya grew up on Manhattan’s Upper West Side, but is half Danish and spends time in Copenhagen whenever possible (she will happily give you a whole other list of favorite things for that city, if you ask nicely). She collects vintage scarves and kimonos, and hopes that her pieces will be coveted and then passed down from generation to generation, just as her father’s prints were passed on to her. As a Dane, Maj Anya’s ultimate style icon is Karen Blixen, and Maj Anya is occasionally known to don one of her scarves as a turban in an attempt to emulate her.
When she isn’t working, she enjoys board games, fantasizing about time travel and listening to music with a good string section. CLICK HERE TO FIND OUT her super cool picks and some local spots we can’t wait to check out.
Photo: Maj Anya DeBear
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Sleep No More
New York or heading this way? Go see Sleep No More. I’ll be honest, I haven’t yet, but I think I’m the exception at this point. Apparently it’s amazing and no two people have quite the same experience. Enjoy, I guess it’s like nothing else out there.
Photo: Alexis Bittar
Edible Coffee Cup
get much smarter than this. Italian coffee brand Lavazza introduced an edible coffee cup that PSFK reported on a few weeks ago. The cup is just what it claims to be: 100% edible. Not completely sure about the availability, but be on the lookout and say good-bye to those paper coffee cups. Love this (and so does the environment)!
Héctor Serrano’s Air Heads Animal Balloon Set
never met a kid that doesn’t like balloons. So these Air Heads Animal Balloons are sure to be a hit. They are made by London-based Spanish designer, Héctor Serrano and come as a set of six including each animal pictured above. A+R Store is carrying them. Pick up as set, pretty much a no brainer.
Photo: A+R Store
Levi’s Vintage Clothing 1930’s Bay Meadow Tee
we all know, good basics aren’t so easy to come by. The 1930’s Bay Meadow Tee from Levi’s Vintage Clothing is one of those pieces. It claims to be “the original American t-shirt”, has a front pocket and is made from 100% cotton. Perfect for everyday wear and just simply should be in every guy’s closet.. or drawer.
Photo: Rooney Shop
SURFACE TO AIR Grizzly Jacket
this make me excited for fall. It’s a combination of the shearling vest and the standout color that’s sold me on SURFACE TO AIR’s Grizzly Jacket. The biker-inspired silhouette has side pockets, zip closure and is the perfect layering piece. Kind of obsessed.
Photo: Surface to Air
Bergman Chair, $400
define the furniture company Industry West and they are: “Design, Quality, Value, and Community”. They give back to the community, use solid materials and make pieces that are sturdy and clean. I’m loving the industrial feel (and the price point’s not so bad either).
Marais Coffee Table, $200
Machinist Stool, $125
Photos: Industry West
The Classics Gifting Kit
Erin of Knot & Bow on Etsy is a fan of brown paper packages, ribbon made of twine with pops of color that make a statement. So no surprise that her shop’s got everything to make it happen – from kits to confetti (and everything else one needs to have the prettiest wrapped package at the party). For cool, classy and oh-so simple gift-wrapping, Knot & Bow is worth remembering. Afterall, it’s all in the details.
get enough of Bite. This little gem has a menu full of fresh, good stuff that’s healthy and surprisingly affordable. My personal favorite is the Mediterranean Salad. I’ll be honest though, you really can’t go wrong with anything on the menu. With quick to-go service, vegetarian and vegan options, it’s worth a try. My whole office is totally addicted.
Esp No. 1 Organic Chimayo Hoodie
Esp No. 1’s Organic Chimayo Hoodie make it hard to not get excited for fall. Well, at least for the fantastic clothes that are showing up all over the place. This Chimayo-inspired knit is made in the USA out of organic cotton french terry and is sold at Thumbeline. Super comfortable with a cool print – guaranteed to be a major hit.