09 Jan Things We Love
Custom Hats from The Montana Territory Hat Company
Courtney Green founded The Montana Territory Hat Company with a mission to create timeless products that are “grounded in life and built for purpose.” After a childhood spent riding horses and making art, Green went on to work in the fashion industry as a designer and buyer. But the mountains beckoned. Now based in Bozeman, Montana, she handcrafts cowboy hats that feature classic designs, quality construction, and thoughtful details, representing the preservation of a place, culture, and way of life. Choose a style from her gallery of existing designs, details, and colors, or have her create a one-of-a-kind cowboy hat to suit your specific tastes and functional needs.
Lolo Folding Chair from Old Hickory Furniture Company
Starting in 2017, Old Hickory Furniture Company began collaborating with Jeremiah Young, principal of the Montana-based interior design firm Kibler & Kirch. Known for his vintage-inspired Western designs, Young was named creative director for the Indiana-based makers of iconic rustic furniture in 2018, resulting in more than a dozen new pieces over his four-year stint. One is the Lolo Folding Chair, designed to add rustic elegance to outdoor living spaces. Named after Montana’s Lolo National Forest, it comes with either a thick saddle leather sling or one made with classic Pendleton patterns for a campy touch. “It seems like something Old Hickory should have invented,” Young says. “The idea of a folding ‘camp’ chair that’s both incredibly primitive and perfect in operation.”
Open: 21 (W) x 31 (D) x 32 (H) inches
Folded: 21 (W) x 5 (D) x 48 (H) inches
Twin Sisters Lamps from TimberFire Studio
Childhood friends and artists Joe Adams and Erich Elfeldt started TimberFire Studio with a shared passion for traditional craftsmanship and functional artwork. From their Texas-based workshop, the duo creates one-of-a-kind, heirloom-quality furniture, décor, and lighting with a Western flair. These matching table lamps — made from Texas mesquite wood — were designed to honor a legendary pair of cannons that helped the Republic of Texas win its independence from Mexico. Accented with hard maple, Gaboon ebony inlays, and hand-hammered and patinated steel elements, they come with faux rawhide shades detailed with suede stitching, silver-plated conchos, and leather rosettes.
$9,500 for a pair
35 x 18 inches
Sliced Leather Bowl Sets from Atacama Home
Based in the village of Ubrique — tucked into the mountains of Southern Spain — artisan José Luis Bazán has been handcrafting unique high-end leather products for more than 50 years. Applying techniques learned from some of the top leather artists, he has co-designed and created pieces for Louis Vuitton, Loewe, and Hermes, among other exclusive design and fashion houses. He was also named National Artisan of the Year in 2022 by the Spanish Government. Bazán produces these decorative leather bowl and tray sets exclusively for the home décor company Atacama. We love the sleek, innovative shapes, the variety of colors, and the superior quality of each piece.
12.75 x 2.25 inches
Mountains Rising Collection by Marina Kessler
For those drawn to the Northern Rockies for the alpine landscape and recreational opportunities, a piece by Marina Kessler can symbolize that allure. The jewelry designer has created the Mountains Rising Collection for women who enjoy the great outdoors as much as she does. Her cuff bracelets and rings feature a variety of panoramic mountain scenes in 14-karat gold or sterling silver, while the Sophisticated Snowflake Pendant and Earrings highlight the beauty of winter. The variety of other pieces — many adorned with gemstones — also creatively reflect scenes from the Mountain West. Kessler, who has studied metalsmithing since high school, also works one-on-one with clients to create custom pieces from her studio in downtown Bozeman, Montana.
14-K Gold Cuff: .25 inches wide; $4,710
Sterling Silver Chair Ride Ring: 7mm wide; $680
Tabletop Fire Pits from Colson
These eco-friendly, mini, smokeless fire pits offer instant ambiance while also adding a modern design element to your indoor or outdoor tabletop. Colsen has created a variety of shapes and sizes — all made from high-temperature resistant concrete — with smaller ones for intimate gatherings and larger ones for full-on celebrations. We love the contemporary, simple style that matches any décor, and also how easy they are to light and extinguish. Rubbing alcohol is all it takes to fuel a smokeless and odor-free fire for up to 50 minutes, and there’s no mess to clean up afterward. They’re also lightweight and portable, so you can move them around depending on the desired experience.
Hex Large (first photo): 8 (W) x 4.5 (H) inches; $99.99
Rectangular (second photo): 4 (W) x 4 (H) x 18 (L) inches; $199.99
Block Print Table Linens from ichcha
Ichcha — which means “wish” in Hindi — was started by three sisters who are passionate about preserving and promoting handmade textiles, allowing artisans in India to reach a broader market. In the style of this traditional craft, engraved blocks are used to stamp fabric with natural dyes, and the sisters intentionally follow ancient techniques, using organic cotton that’s handwoven on a loom. Their “slow cloth” setup allows only small quantities to be produced at a time, and with each run, the end result varies. We love the colorful, playful patterns, along with their focus on sustainability. Pair napkins with whimsical tablecloths, or choose one of ichcha’s mix-and-match sets, featuring different patterns in similar hues.
Tablecloth: from $125, 56 x 84 or 58 x 108 inches
Napkins (set of 8): $100, 19 x 19 inches
Aprons: from $75, one-size-fits-all