A new design store opened in Hamilton last year just before Christmas. & Partners is owned and operated by husband-and-wife team Andrea Sundt and Peter Lapsley, the latter of whom is a well-known local artist. The couple returned to Bermuda a few years ago and set up their store with the credo that good design should be timeless and not based on trends or fads. As such, the store carries a wide variety of classic pieces, mainly Scandinavian in provenance or style, including items such as the scissors, building blocks and wooden cutting boards by HAY we previously featured, enamel trays and other household items, textiles, watches and jewellery. Some local pieces like the handmade wooden spoons by Alex Davidson are also on sale. Our favourite items include the small-batch, functional porcelain ceramics by Tennessee-based Bean and Bailey and the graphic, laser-cut leather pouches by Molly M Designs.