A SIMPLE IDEA: THE LIVES OF THE INANIMATE.
We believe that the things we carry, wear, write in, drink from, and otherwise interact with daily are more than just things. As anyone who has ever had a cherished leather bag or a favorite lowball glass can tell you, objects take on meaning beyond themselves. They are greater than the sum of their parts. They contain histories, anecdotes, personal mythologies-- the days you spent in a foreign country, forging a path across vast unknownness; the nights you spent trading stories with old friends while a storm raged outside. The moments that make up a life are spent alongside these well-loved pieces, and we wear them smooth with repeated use until we build something like a habitual ceremony-- the same way we may absent-mindedly touch the nose of a statue for luck until the spot shines. We imbue the everyday with a sort of magic.
Whether you are looking for tips to care for a cherished item, or are in the market for a modern heirloom to spend your years with, RYE & RIVET is a celebration of that magic.