They’re one of those stately curios that never really disappeared—you’ll still see them around every so often—but that’s because they were never really a big thing to begin with. They’re the sort of worldly artifact that turns a desk in the corner of a room into a “bureau” or a home office into “the study.” So we thought we’d check in on the ship-in-a-bottle market. As it turns out, it’s not a hotbed of activity like when we checked in on sleds, but there are still a few hobby shops turning out ships in bottles, and some good vintage ones. So we rounded up a few of your better ready-made options. (Sadly, those of you interested in rigging your own will have to be a little more enterprising—unless you’re content with a kit intended for a 6-year-old.)
Ships doesn’t get the press of Beams or Honeyee, but they’ve been one of the main players in Tokyo’s heritage revival. And more importantly, they’re currently finishing up a pop-up shop at Tribeca’s Grown & Sewn—a khaki artisan you might remember from the Pop Up Flea. We stopped by today to check out the goods, including Inverallan sweaters and some of the finest sweatshirts known to man.