over the past year, materia designs has begun to work quite a lot with leather in addition to wood, steel and brass… as this material became integral to our design vocabulary, we began to search for a supplier that was both local to our hudson valley location, and that was ethical and sustainable in their practices… after a search that swept broadly from new jersey to eastern pennsylvania, i stumbled upon a wonderful family owned tannery right in our own backyard… […]
now that our house renovation is nearly complete, we’re beginning to look out… the most significant project that needs to be tackled is the outbuilding in our back yard that we want to turn into a guest house and office/studio… unfortunately, the building’s second story had been badly damaged by water prior to our purchasing the property, so our only real option is to leave the 10′ high block first story and completely scrape off and replace the second… an […]
despite the fact that every inch of jenna lyons’ park slope home has been dissected and reposted ad nauseam over the past 6 years, it is true that it remains practically perfect in every way… this photo has had me thinking about our own bathroom renovation and the fundamental materials and feeling we’re going after ever since i first saw it in domino in 2007… every other room in the house i saw in a flash the first day we walked through […]
Materia Designs has many exciting endeavors unfurling in this New Year, and we are so grateful for all of your continued support… We feel blessed to be creating a strong and meaningful community around the work we are doing, and it gives us so much pleasure to be able to share it all with you… Wishing you all a year of transformation, growth, creativity and prosperity! Many Thanks, Megan & Matt
Categories: materia designs; furniture
the materia designs‘ manu handstool makes a versatile gift for children and adults alike… meant to be easily picked up and carried from place to place, this little seat can function as both a step stool or as an occasional chair… manu comes in three different sizes; 27″, 31″ or 35″ and is available in many different woods as well as three distinct painted finishes… available at materia locus $395-$695
sterling rattlesnake rib cuff $175-$215 the striking armadillo shell cuff in solid sterling silver $595 sterling rattlesnake rib bangle $175-$215 sterling rattlesnake jawbone earrings $145 my unofficial uniform; sterling silver rattlesnake rib earrings; $115-$125 for the most adventurous on your list: coon pecker earrings (don’t ask) $135 all of gogo ferguson’s elemental sterling silver jewelry is lost wax cast in solid sterling silver and comes beautifully wrapped in black and gold… available at materia locus; please call to order, and […]
this amazing cutting board oil from black creek mercantile & trading co. is a perfect gift for the culinarily inclined on your list… made locally in the hudson valley with a proprietary recipe of mineral oil and bee propolis; use liberally on cutting boards, children’s toys, wooden bowls or spoons to keep them happy and healthy… rosemary and lemon scents available from materia locus for $35; call to order a bottle today, remember we ship anywhere!