Even though the temperature hasn't dropped in New York, yesterday's downpour had me feeling all sorts of fall inspiration -- and this bottle of grade A medium amber maple syrup is first on my list.
I've been a fan of the Best Made Company since I first discovered owner and graphic designer Peter Buchanan-Smith's incredible "urban" axes a few years ago, and was so happy when he expanded his product line in 2010. Dedicated to small local artisans and using mostly domestic-made materials, the site is a treasure trove of items that are as beautiful as they are streamlined and useful (check out these letterpressed cards, these camping cups, and these flags).
The syrup comes from a 60-year-old family owned New Hampshire sugar shack that uses renewable energy, biodiesel, and sustainably harvested firewood. It's good-looking enough to put on display, and would be such a thoughtful present for weekend hosts on September getaways.