If you haven’t chanced upon Anekdote, I’d urge you to take a moment, visit and rectify that now. It’s a lovely site with a simple premise:
Anekdote spotlights one brand each month.
The brands Anekdote shines a light on are informed by their vision and values, form and function, and design and craftsmanship. If you’re interested in beautifully designed, well made products you’ll identify with their worldview (and their idea – one brand a month – is lovely.)