We like to collaborate with local companies doing great things in design.
GRAY Extō from Conway Electric
For every GRAY Extō sold, Faul will donate a dollar to the organization Facing Homelessness.
Charging up never looked, or felt, so good.
Few things ruin the look of a room faster than an unsightly plastic extension cord. And despite our daily reliance on technology (and the outlets that power them), it wasn’t until the beginning of this year that a savvy solution hit the market. The Extō, a dual-outlet power-distribution unit from Seattle-based company Conway Electric, is the extension cord of our design-loving dreams.
Kevin Faul, Conway’s founder, supports American manufacturing and believes that “there is nothing that does not deserve a great design.” We can get behind that. So we worked with Conway Electric to create a customized GRAY version of the Extō, with a dove-gray powdercoated cover made of cast aluminum and stainless steel, with cork inlet covers and a blue, braided cord covering. We wanted to create a product that you’ll want to put on your desk, not under it.
Sold OUt: gray makr box
We first discovered MakrBox in June 2013, and were instantly taken. A box full of handmade and artisan goods from around the Pacific Northwest delivered to our doorstep every month? We couldn’t imagine anything better. Six months later, we’re thrilled to be partnering with MakrBox on its first special-edition box, full of exclusive picks from the GRAY staff.
The limited-edition GRAYBox includes some of our favorite locally made items, from a stylish Piano Nobile tea towel to a funky green upcycled tumbler from Studio Manufact to sweet treats from Quin confectionary. Sawyer Maker Lab crafted a wooden stand for iPhones and tablets in a gray wash, with a special notch for easy access to the Home button. And for fun, we added a playful item from Seattle artist Aleksandra Pollner: a porcelain fortune cookie containing a piece of sage wisdom inside. In order to get the fortune you have to smash the cookie. We dare you to try and resist.