Peter Buchanan-Smith, designer, author and entrepreneur, has already art-directed parts of
The New York Times, earned a Grammy for Wilco’s “A Ghost is Born” album, and published
“SPECK,” a tome that illuminates the uncommon beauty of banal objects. He also governs
Best Made Company®, a retail concept that grew from a dozen axes to a brand dedicated
to quality tools, and that will sustain generations.
Best Made Co. Playlist: Fred Eaglesmith, “ 6 volts”; The Band, “The Last Waltz”; and always
some Willie Nelson & Kris Kristofferson.
Peter’s Pick: Right Triangle
Hear ye, feed ye! For ages, homesteaders rang the dinner bell to summon family and
friends from the field to the table. Now, Best Made Co.’s bell, shaped like a musical triangle,
lives up to tradition. More convenient than sending out multiple texts, the sonorous ringing
reaches a wide audience all at once. Made in Brooklyn by designer Pat Kim, this classic
mealtime motivator, standing 8 inches high and made of steel, comes with a brass striker
that fits snugly into the looped leather hanger.
Dinner Bell, $50, Best Made Co.,
Tastemaker: Peter Buchanan-Smith
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