by Fredericks & Mae
With students heading back to school, so many young men are on the hunt to outfit their new dorm rooms with affordable yet stylish accoutrements. For recent grads and young professionals, tricking out your own place can be a lot ... trickier. Fredericks & Mae is the brainchild of Jolie Mae Signorile and Gabriel Fredericks Cohen. Since 2007, the Brooklyn-based designers have collaborated on modern takes of classic all-American favorites like kites, bows and arrows, even desktop games like checkers and backgammon. We were particularly drawn to this simple baltic birch foosball set. Conveniently sized to fit on a table, the silkscreened tray divides up the teams into natural wood versus an ink-black opponent. Instead of miniature carved football players, simple sticks push the ball around on the tray. It's the sort of thing you could leave out on a coffee table when not in use, and no one will confuse your bachelor pad for a college dorm. We can't say the same for your competitive spirit though.