• Best Made Co.

    What started as artist Peter Buchanan-Smith’s collection of colorful axes has expanded to offer all sorts of artisanal gear for outdoors and in. If you want a handsome metal toolbox, leather zip case, or two-toned canvas bucket, Best Made will likely have what you’re looking for.

  • Dover Street Market

    Rei Kawakubo’s four-location wonderland is geared to the fashion obsessed (and the hungry—Rose Café has lovely outposts in the London and New York locations). It also features a tiny but worthwhile housewares department of utilitarian Japanese pieces, such as glass labware and enamelware trays, curated by the Good Design Store ( of Tokyo.

  • Hand-Eye Supply

    “Cool things you can use to make other things” is Hand-Eye’s motto. That includes the supply store’s own black canvas and denim aprons, Japanese enameled-steel toolboxes, and a selection of canvas tool bags, pouches, and leather-bottomed buckets.

  • Labour and Wait

    This is our go-to source for well-made, timeless household essentials, including our favorite toilet brush and holder, enamelware jugs, and buckets of all sorts.

  • Objects of Use

    Devoted to “international archetypes of everyday objects,” Objects of Use stocks Swedish multiarm towel dryers, Japanese knives, and an international trove of brooms, brushes, and dustpans.

  • Yamazaki

    Look here for low-cost, space-saving storage solutions in metal and wood from a centuryold Japanese brand (that started with ironing boards). Yamazaki sells its goods in the United States via Amazon and Wayfair. We swear by its slide-on door hooks, paper towel dispensers, and tool caddy.