Here’s to cozy nights and tea-filled mugs. Throwback throws and trendy trivets. Flasks to warm you from the inside out and fire features fit for the shrewdest of shoppers. Temperatures may be dropping, but things are only heating up with these modern must-haves. Bring it, Polar Vortex.
WORDS: AMY PHARE
Alexander Girard designed this richly hued throw blanket for Braniff International Airways in the 1960s, and it has been recreated today by Pendleton from a blend of breathable wool and cotton.
MISC. GOODS INC. CERAMIC FLASK
It’s ceramic, embossed, and has two leather straps, a brass stud, and a brass button. Yet it’s a flask—a quite an extraordinary one, in fact, fit for a modern mountain weekend or a night by an urban fire table.
KAICO ENAMEL TEA KETTLE
This Japanese-designed, award-winning Kaico kettle has enamel coating over steel which makes for thermal-efficient cookware that is easy to use and clean. Its beechwood handle and knob in maple brighten those damp and dreary days.
TOO BEAUTIFUL TO HIDE HOT WATER BOTTLE
Head back to simpler times with a bottle filled with hot water to warm you. With its soft skin and unique aesthetics, this one becomes too beautiful to hide.
BOARD + TRIVET SET
Designed by Chabatree, this acacia wood cutting/serving board and trivet set is made from sustainable wood from managed forests and left natural, meaning no chemicals are used during production. Merchant No. 4 gets points in our book for sustainability and good design.
Gray is the new black, and thanks to its natural soapstone, the SONKA will fit right in with any decor. With a long heat release time and a tightly sealed structure, it’s a great choice for low-energy homes.
3-IN-1 HAND WARMER
This lightweight hand warmer is more than just a source of soothing heat; it also serves as a phone charger and flashlight, making it a season must-have.
EVA SOLO CANDLEHOLDER LIGHT UP
Complete this candleholder with a tea light or candle for warm, cozy light indoors or out. As a bonus, the simple Scandinavian design is available in two sizes.