When you have only 180-square-feet to yourself, you want every inch of your dorm room to be as luxe as possible. Here are some of our favorite pieces from our NewYorkMakers.com Marketplace to put you in a New York "Back to the Grind" State of Mind at school. We promise it will help you (and any students you know) get down to studying. And, like the diploma, the handmade, heirloom quality of each will last well beyond all four years.
Oxford Pennant "Hustle" Flag ($25): Made in Buffalo, this flag is a hip riff on a vintage college classic:
Jay Teske Leather Co. Portfolio in Natural ($465.50): There's no question that this is an investment piece, but this trifold heirloom-quality portfolio is a sharp way to keep track of schoolwork, and professional enough to carry into job interviews. Handmade in the Catskills, and also available in dark brown and black.
Jay Teske Leather Co. Accessory Tray ($55.50): A gorgeous catch-all where you can throw your essentials — room key, ID card, phone — as you dash between classes and extracurriculars.
Handcraft Studio Cedar Bark Frame ($90): Lovingly handmade in the Adirondacks of locally-sourced wood, this is the perfect place to house images of Mom, Dad, family and friends to keep home close by in your home away from home.