Forth and Nomad

Cara Smith
Five One-of-a-Kind Gifts For Mother’s Day

Five One-of-a-Kind Gifts For Mother’s Day

Look to your right. Now, look to your left. Or, better yet, just look in the mirror. Everybody you just look at was born! And if you’ve got a mother worth celebrating this Mother’s Day, don’t let the day pass without showing Mom how much she means to you. Whether your mom loves accessorizing, is always on the go, or could use a little self-care in her routine, Forth + Nomad has plenty of one-of-a-kind gifts for your one-of-a-kind mom.   In fact, our brand new, 4,600-square-foot Heights flagship store is packed with gifts that’ll make Mom feel truly pampered...

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Cara Smith
Why Travel?

Why Travel?

Traveling is often easier said than done. Between taking the time off work, planning (and paying for) the trip, and finding time to research must-see spots, getting away from it all isn’t an easy feat. But we firmly believe it’s an important one, and one that’s so important to personal and professional growth. In fact, the inspiration for Forth + Nomad came while its co-founders, Andy and Morgan Sommer, were traveling abroad. Here are four key reasons why it’s worth it to clear your calendar (and your head) and make travel a priority. Traveling enhances creativity. Want to overcome that...

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Cara Smith
Why Buy Handmade Ceramics?

Why Buy Handmade Ceramics?

They’re peaceful, charming and totally unique. They’re growing more popular by the minute, and you see them in the trendiest homes and restaurants. Are ceramics worth getting into, though? The short answer: yes. The honest answer: yes, yes, YES! Here are five reasons you should consider making ceramics a part of your home and routine.  Ceramic mugs keep beverages warmer and don’t impact a beverage’s flavor (at all). Consider the facts: Ceramic mugs retain heat more effectively than glass mugs, which means your hot beverage stays hotter longer in a ceramic mug. And when tested between glass, stainless steel and...

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Cara Smith
Meet the Houston art collective that’s bringing mod minimalism to the Heights

Meet the Houston art collective that’s bringing mod minimalism to the Heights

If your home’s in need of some minimalist functionality, there’s a good chance that Pretti.Cool’s crafted just the thing you need. Pretti.Cool is a collective of seven Houston-based makers who collaborate on home goods, apothecary goods, textiles and more. The group is comprised of the following members: Kari Breitigam, who focuses on textiles and jewelry; Taylor Brown, who works in photography and videography; Mike Garman, who works with concrete and wood; Jeff Gilmer, a wedding and portrait photographer; Kathrine Zeren Gilmer, an accessories and apparel designer; Wyatt Little, who works with ceramics; and Erick Sandlin, a painter who works exclusively...

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