Cool Hunting just posted a video visit to the studio of Salvor designer Ross Menuez. Turns out the company's named after his daughter and muse [well, her middle name, anyway. It's Icelandic.]
When it came out a couple of years ago, the Salvor Fauna collection of silkscreened kid's t-shirts and stuffed animal pillows brought a breath of photorealistic fresh air to the kidsclothingscape. Design Public has Salvor Fauna goods, ranging from $35-99.
Menuez is also busy making purses and bags, and he's involved with Kiosk, a great showroom/store in SoHo that scours a particular country every few months for great, non-flashy, often anonymously designed objects. Until July, the country is Germany, which means there are beautiful, simple, and natural toys designed by Hugo Kükelhaus and made by the mentally handicapped residents of Haus Hohenfried in Bavaria somewhere. Also, in case you think I'm being too prudish and self-righteous in the Maria Marshall post below, there are chocolate cigarettes in great, American Spirit-looking packs.