Leelanau Furniture artist Paul Czamanske calls his work New Mission and describes it as Arts & Crafts goes to Denmark with a stopover in Tokyo. He also says it all started in his Michigan childhood. Did we mention he’s a graduate of the London College of Furniture? Chair and ottoman shown here made (as are all his pieces) in his Leelanau Country studio on Glen Lake. Chair $2,420. Ottoman $840. ArtisanDesign Network, Traverse City, 231-935-1955; 231-334-3753, underbark.com
From her studio on Old Mission Peninsula in Traverse City Kathleen Wills designs for Crate & Barrel, Land of Nod and other houses of home style. Her X Small Table from her own custom line reflects the easy style (think lifeguard chair, Wills tells us) of her Northern Michigan life. Hardwood with an espresso stain (also available in painted finishes). $1,250. kathleenwills.com.
When film producer cum textile artist Barbara May began creating purses in her Petoskey studio, you had to believe the results would be graphically dramatic. Minimalist design and exotic leathers and skins (check out her banded tote made from python skin for $1,200) make each b.may bag an adventure. 231-622-4908, bmaybags.com.
New from felted wool artisan Sue Burns who works from her Leelanau County land of baabaazuzu: a cape to wear out on the town. Made from repurposed wool sweaters and woven coating, lined with satin and sealed with a vintage button; Expect to turn a head or two. $168. baabaazuzu.com.