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American Heirlooms: Classic Crowd-Pleasers for Anyone on Your List, from Schoolhouse

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American Heirlooms: Classic Crowd-Pleasers for Anyone on Your List, from Schoolhouse

November 11, 2019

Behold: well-made, usable gifts for everyone—that even the most design-forward on your list are unlikely to have.

When it comes to classic hardware and lighting, we look to Schoolhouse, the Portland, Oregon-founded purveyors of new American heirlooms. But their wares extend well beyond light fixtures and fittings. Out of a more than century-old brick factory in Portland, they design original, one-of-a-kind housewares and essentials for the home with a timeless, durable, subtly old-school vibe that fit with every sort and style of decor.

Here are a few Schoolhouse icons we’re gifting this year.

the newly released amber glass mug (\$\24 each) is made of heat resistant glass 10
Above: The newly released Amber Glass Mug ($24 each) is made of heat-resistant glass in an of-the-moment burnt umber hue, perfect for the coffee or tea connoisseur (and inspired by the mugs used in the cafe at Schoolhouse’s Pittsburgh shop).
the brass incense set (\$38), made in japan and the us and exclusive to schoolh 11
Above: The Brass Incense Set ($38), made in Japan and the US and exclusive to Schoolhouse, is designed to patinate with time and use.
schoolhouse&#8\2\17;s winter + summer cotton coverlet (\$\149) is the gift  12
Above: Schoolhouse’s Winter + Summer Cotton Coverlet ($149) is the gift that keeps giving year-round: Inspired by a vintage weaving from the early 1800s and made in Portugal, it’s lightweight enough for summer and layers atop the bed for extra warmth in winter.
for the cook who has everything: a spanish oil pitcher (\$44), made in spain of 13
Above: For the cook who has everything: a Spanish Oil Pitcher ($44), made in Spain of stainless steel. Package with a bottle of olive oil for an elegant but functional host gift.
the timeless, neutral ivory wool lumbar pillow (\$\1\28) is filled with down an 14
Above: The timeless, neutral Ivory Wool Lumbar Pillow ($128) is filled with down and hand-sewn in Schoolhouse’s Portland factory.
the ion lamp, workshop edition (\$\1\29) is a twist on a schoolhouse icon, with 15
Above: The Ion Lamp, Workshop Edition ($129) is a twist on a Schoolhouse icon, with an old-school Bakelite plug, plywood base, and a spun-steel body available in persimmon, navy, clear-coated steel, and sargeant green (shown). Made in the Portland factory, it would make a charming addition to a side table or desk.
schoolhouse&#8\2\17;s flip clock (\$99)—made by a flip clock manufacturer 16
Above: Schoolhouse’s Flip Clock ($99)—made by a flip clock manufacturer in business since the ’50s and fitted with German movements—looks better on the bedside than a phone.
at last, a useful and design forward gift for your boss: a stendig calendar (\$ 17
Above: At last, a useful and design-forward gift for your boss: a Stendig Calendar ($40), designed by Massimo Vignelli in 1966, still graphically good-looking today.

For more household wares and gifts for everyone on your list, head to Schoolhouse.

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