Deeply influenced by indigenous crafts, national parks, film and art, the couple began working on various side projects together in an effort to view traditional crafts filtered through modern sensibilities. Before long these projects coalesced into Cold Picnic, a line of textiles, macrame home goods, leather accessories, and handmade jewelry. Cold Picnic’s work explores imagined and misremembered landscapes, and the effects of time and the elements upon their surfaces. In these landscapes, rugs function as maps, brass jewelry as treasures unearthed on long walks, and leather bags fit everything found or needed along the way.
Sung and Buer design all Cold Picnic pieces from their Brooklyn studio and they work with two small family run factories in Manhattan to cast their jewelry and sew selected bag styles, and another family owned business in India to produce their line of handmade rugs.