Obsessed with Of A Kind…

by Tania Ginoza on May 22, 2012 · 9 comments

I’ve been listening to Grace Bonney’s new podcast series, After the Jump, hosted via ByHeritage Radio Network on iTunes.  Grace Bonney is the brains behind the popular design blog Design*Sponge and she is chatting up designers, business owners and other members in the creative world in Brooklyn each Monday.  The second episode of After the Jump was a sit down with Claire Mazur and Erica Cerulo, the creators of Of a Kind.  As I listened to their chat and browsed their site, I absolutely fell in love with their concept.  Of a Kind is an online shopping experience which features the products and backstory of up and coming designers.

Each product featured is a usable work of art.  It is so rare for me to find a boutique or online shop that I want each and every single piece; a place that feels as if the merchandiser had me in mind when they made their selection.

Here’s a rundown of the pieces featured on Of a Kind that I adore.  Since each product is only offered in very limited quantities, these items are no longer available.  So, if you see something that speaks to you on Of a Kind, don’t wait too long to checkout.

This leather striped vest by Veda has a great drape and is unlike any leather piece I’ve seen before.  Veda was launched in 2008 by Lyndsey Butler. I’m a huge fan of her leather jackets; it was great to see her featured on Of a Kind.

The perfect leather tote is the Landscape Tote by Louise Goods. Handmade in Brooklyn and available in stone or cognac, this tote is perfect for a day out shopping. Large enough to hold a paper, bottle of wine and other purchases. Louise Goods attended FIT and is now designing wallets, messenger and laptop bags.

The Roses from Gaia earrings are a great mix of tough and feminine.  Great for the girl who wants a unique every day earring that will get noticed time and time again.  Designed by Andy Lifschutz. His pieces are a tempting combination of organic shapes with a modern edge.

The tear drop shaped bangle set by Fay Andrada, called the Trikolori Bracelets are a wonderful mix of brass, sterling and copper.  Fay is a former graphic designer who now spends her days hammering metal into modern bracelets, rings and earrings at her Brooklyn studio.

All images via Of a Kind’s online edition shop and are photographed by the talented Jamie Beck.

 

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jasmine (adamalexmommy) May 22, 2012

hey, tania! so awesome that the pieces are displayed as art. i’ve never heard of “of a kind…” and i will definitely have to check it out. some amazing stuff they have!

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Tania May 23, 2012

I think you’ll love it Jasmine, I can definitely see you in some of their pieces.

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Lisa May 22, 2012

That bag looks divine! I love seeing what up and coming designers are doing! Tks for the recommendation!

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Tania May 23, 2012

You’re welcome! I was so excited to share this one.

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Rachel May 22, 2012

I’ve been a big fan of some of Design*Sponge’s work. I’ll definitely have to check out Of A Kind. I’ve heard of them but you’re gotten me so curious about them now. ;)

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Tania May 23, 2012

You’ll love Grace Bonney’s podcasts too! She’s also interviewed Todd Oldham and Genevieve from HGTV.

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Ann May 22, 2012

Love the tote! And that it is made in Brooklyn – cool!

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Tania May 23, 2012

I love made in the USA too and the stuff that comes out of Brooklyn is so great. Such a creative community.

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