Shop our September Editor’s Picks available at local retailers throughout Metro Detroit or via the SEEN Marketplace!
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1. Chemex Classic Coffee Maker
If you are getting up early to get kids off to school or for a busy day at the office, a great cup of steaming coffee is a must. The classic Chemex coffee maker with simple design from the 1940s is considered one of the best around, with heat-resistant glass, a wooden collar and leather tie. It offers function and form — so much so that it is included in the Museum of Modern Art’s permanent collection. Original handblown Chemex: $99, machine-made version: $43.50, available at Hugh, Detroit.
2. Tracy Tanner Perfect Pouches
These pouches are great to hold your pencils, phone, cash, credit cards, cosmetics and more. Pop it in your bag to keep items organized and then pull it out to use as a clutch at night. Handmade in Tracy Tanner’s Brooklyn studio. Various colors and sizes: $49, available at Paula and Chlo, Southfield.
3. The Lunch Bag
This is a great slouchy bag to fit everything you need on-the-go. 100 percent automotive leather, top handles, detachable shoulder strap and brass grommets, made and manufactured in Detroit.
Small comes in black, $79, The large comes in greige (shown), black and white, $129, available at Detroit is the New Black, Detroit.
4. Napolean Grills TravelQ Portable Gas Grill
Be the envy of the tailgate or campsite with this small but mighty portable gas grill. Don’t be fooled by its size — the Napolean Grills TravelQ cooks up to 20 burgers at once and has 12,000-BTU heat output. Features wind-proof design, dual stainless-steel burners, JETFIRE ignition system and WAVE cast iron cooking grids. $249, available at Big George’s Home Appliance Mart, West Bloomfield.
5. Shinola Linen Journal
We may live in an age of technology, but everyone needs a great journal to jot down notes. We love the Shinola linen-covered journal for its durability and classic good looks. Made in the U.S. from U.S.-sourced components with smyth-sewn binding and acid-free paper from sustainably managed forests, you can feel good about this purchase. Various colors, size medium, $22, available at Shinola, Detroit.
6. Marimekko Pencils
Whether writing out a to-do list, doodles or the great American novel, make it fun with a set of 10 graphite pencils with prints by the iconic Marimekko design house. $12.95 at Nora, Detroit.
7. Men’s Fresh Foam Zante V3 Omni Sneakers By New Balance
Step into fall in a new pair of kicks in a fresh, fall-colored hue like Oxblood, New Balance Omni Sneakers: $110, available at Gazelle Sports in Birmingham and Northville.
8. Tube Audio Bluetooth Speaker
Take your tunes from your night table to the kitchen or your desk in style. This sleek Bluetooth speaker, designed by Piet Hein Eek for LEFF Amsterdam, provides extraordinary sound despite its size. Measures 4 inches long with a playtime of at least 12 hours. $119, available at Hugh.