Larsson & Jennings offers Swiss-made watches inspired by the cities of Stockholm and London, marrying art and precision with each piece. They locally source leather from Anglo-Swedish tanneries for their leather straps, and only use hand-finished materials for premium detailing and durability. Each watch, backed by a 5-year warranty off-the-bat, has a crystal sapphire glass finish. Second only to diamond, crystal sapphire is one of the hardest and more durable materials on Earth.
The idea behind MAT(T)ERIAL and NATURE was conceptualized in 1995: exploring the synergy between the two and the reflection of one on the other, as they say. The company's motto is "live beautifully" and, to them, that means upholding values of integrity, social responsibility, excellence, authenticity, and love (amongst others). Their products are inspired by the colors and textures of nature, manufactured in a way that protects it.
This brand crush goes out to Manduka Yoga. The overall mission of the company from the inception of its first mat was to create better, longer-lasting products to reduce levels of consumption and environmental waste.
Putting the spotlight on the new trends and people that are making France's capital a more whimsical, creative, vibrant and curious place to explore, I deem The New Paris a must-have in your collection.
I'm Steph, founder of Orchard and Broome, and the brain, voice, and being behind this blog. Launching a lifestyle blog has been a long-term goal of mine. And yes--I know--I'm kind of late to the game (peak entrance into the blogging scene happened around 2007?). I assure you, though, this will be worth following. Here, on OB, I'm excited to share what I've gathered in terms of know-how for leading a beautifully balanced, thoughtfully approached and overwhelmingly fulfilling life.