Farm To Home
With studios in the Sierra Nevada mountains and Palm Springs, Michael Frick and Kyle Hammons launched Frick & Hammons Farm & Studio early this year. Their handmade products offer a sensory-tingling excursion through the desert. Almost half a pound of all-natural wildflower honey sourced from the Sonoran Desert goes into each bottle of sparkling Desert Blossom Mead Honey Wine. Chunky bars of natural soap made with olive, coconut, and other nourishing vegan oils take shape through a traditional cold-process method. Their scents — including Desert Rain and Lemon & Sage — are born from essential oil blends. Each bar lathers up for a moisturizing cleanse free of chemicals or preservatives.
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Lemon soap from Frick & Hammons Farm & Studio.
The founders’ mission to create inspiring art and natural and sustainable products that enrich daily life extends to landscape photography. Their greeting cards and art prints capture portraits of desert nature at its best, featuring wildflowers, ocotillos, Joshua trees, and the Indian Canyons. frickandhammons.com
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A Happy Anniversary
A cake with 20 candles wouldn’t cut it. Instead, Cambria debuted 20 designs to celebrate the company’s 20th anniversary in 2020. The launch marks its most extensive drop in two decades of covering walls, countertops, and backsplashes with U.S.-made natural quartz surfaces.
The new releases — in a spectrum of whites, grays, and blacks in matte and high-gloss finishes — are fabricator friendly, with random veining across each slab for a bold yet natural look. The designs are available at the Cook Street and El Paseo locations in Palm Desert.
New From Knoll
Purists might call sacrilege on anyone inclined to improve upon a classic, but brace yourself: Knoll now offers the beloved collection of wiry, curved-steel pieces designed by Warren Platner in 1966 in a new white-coated finish. It joins a smattering of new finishes and reintroduced designs from the brand’s over-80-year-deep archive, which are plunked down in the reimagined Knoll Home Design Shops in Los Angeles and New York. Also on the floor is the resurrected Jumbo Table in marble by architect Gae Aulenti, originally conceived in 1965 and unveiled in 1972. The powdery white Platners and the hulk of a coffee table can be ordered through Modern Hacienda in Palm Desert.
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