Timeless Treasures from the Minds and Hands of Connecticut-Based Craftsmen
1 This handmade 18K green gold mesh ring with diamond granulation bead accents, created by Westport’s Faye Kim, runs circles around other statement rings on the market this season. $2,300, Westport, 203-226-3511.
2 These signature Ruby Snake Earrings designed and made by Sorab & Roshi are red-carpet worthy. Lava-stone drops accented with rubies are the only accessory needed. $15,500, Greenwich, 203-869-5800.
3 Handcrafted by Johnny Williams in an old red barn in Newtown, this table is fit for a dinner party of eight. Inspired by the human stride, Williams created a pair of ambrosia maple legs topped with a seven-and-a-half-foot claro walnut slab. $8,400, Newtown, 914-886-2305.
4 Artist Kari Lonning uses seagrass and hand-dyed rattan reed to spin baskets into shape. Sealed with beeswax and damar resin, this spiral patterned basket can withstand the elements. $975, Ridgefield.
5 Petta Thompson’s Scatta wall covering (pictured here in midnight with wooden daisy accents) will bring any room to life. Available in a variety of colors with varying three-dimensional accessories, each is truly one-of-a-kind. $155 per yard, Oakville, 203-753-7733.
1 Inspired by the design and functionality of a surfboard, Westport resident David Farnworth set out to redefine the ironing experience. His iBoard is as stable as it is eye-catching, with four large feet and quiet operation, dressed in a whimsical Hawaiian print. Instinctive Works, $99–$110.
2 The tan genuine leather London bag by Branford resident Francine Sears of Women In Business has a pocket for everything from your keys to your iPad, not to mention a removable padded lap top sleeve. $200, 800-297-7772.
3 The mahogany-accented French-bread board from Soundview Millworks is made from maple—sturdy yet sleek enough for cutting fresh bread or serving hors d’oeuvres. Pictured with the Riverside ZIP code, there are endless personalization options.. From $40, Darien, 843-324-5186.
4 Renowned for top-quality cedar roofs, Landmark Exteriors also fabricates an array of custom elements, like this red copper chimney cap—a protective and stylish accent. Norwalk,203-838-3838.
5 Each custom bat from Tucci Lumber Co.—suppllier for more than 150 major league hitters—is made from the highest-quality ash and maple billets, and burnished with hardened steel. $80–$140, Norwalk, 888-810-2287.
A version of this article appeared in the September 2014 issue of Connecticut Cottages & Gardens with the headline: Out of the Box.