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    Koromiko International Handmade

    December 4, 2013 | Homeware, In The Spotlight | 7 Comments »

    Koromiko International Handmand

     

    I’m always on the hunt for handmade products with a bit of edge so you could imagine my delight when I stumbled upon the very cool Koromiko online store. Koromiko was founded by Tracey George, a New Zealander based in The States – I know, I know, these clever Kiwis. Tracey curates a beautiful range of international handmade products with the eye for beautiful design. Behind the store is Koromiko’s promise to support independent designers that make goods in small batch runs and who are sustainable in their practices.

    Here are eight products that really stood out for me however there are so many adorable things on offer so I recommend you take a look for yourself.

     

    1. Hanging Planter

    This would have to be one of my favourite things I’ve discovered in a long time and I think I’ll have to get myself a couple. So cool don’t you think? They are made by New York-based, Japanese ceramicist Shino Takeda.

    2. House Placemats 

    These cute little house placemats even have a little door pocket for the cutlery. They’re handmade in Italy by Paola Colombo.

    3. Natural Linen Bento Bag

    It’s being sold as a bag to keep fruit and vegetables fresh however I’d use it to keep good bread fresh and with the crust it was intended to have. My mother in-law gave us a similar one when she was visiting us from France earlier in the year and we swear by it. This one is hand made in California by Ambatalia out of hemp and organic cotton.

    4. Tall Jar in Popsicle 

    This is a ceramic storage container of sort but I just can’t get over the incredible design and colours. Completely in love with the look here! Made by Ben Fiess in Minnesota.

    5. Vessel – Fort Standard

    These containers would be a lovely way to store and display dry goods in the kitchen. Made by industrial design studio, Fort Standard out of New York.

    6. Dot Dot Dot Tea towel

    My tea towel collection needs a serious update and I’m loving this fun yet simple one. Séverine Monsonégo hand screen prints her tea towels in Paris with an original drawing using black ink on pre-washed, French, organic cotton.

    7. Pot Holder

    I love the chunky knit look and they would no doubt be thick enough to actually not feel the heat from something out of the oven. It seems like an obvious thing but I’ve owned so many that don’t work properly. These are handmade by visually impaired artists in Sweden

    8. Black Etched Bowl

    These hand pinched bowls have an almost African feel to them with an impactful simple design. They are made out of Brooklyn NY by Suzanne Sullivan.

     

    I discovered this lovely store through I Am The Lab, a great website supporting handmade.

    See you Friday!

    Mel xx

     

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    1. December 6th, 2013 at 1:12 pm

      Hi Mel, the New Zealanders have always had an edge with design, they are so clever as you said. I love the bento bag and was very interested to read how the french store their bread.

      I hope everything’s going well with the new way of eating, I can imagine it would be very challenging at the beginning. Thank goodness there are so many more alternatives for people who are gluten free now than there were in the past. If I come across any good gluten free recipes I’ll certainly pass them on. I do have a good one for a sponge cake I got years ago from the owner of a gluten free cafe, let me know if you’d like it. Have a lovely weekend. Catherine xx

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      mel replied:

      Oh thanks Catherine! Yes we’ll see how it goes, for now I’m not seeing it to be a forever thing, too scary for a food lover but let’s call it an experiment! Definitely a lot of choices around now compared to what I imagine it would have been like years ago. Been getting lots of inspiration from recipes from your blog thanks to your daughter xx

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    2. December 8th, 2013 at 4:21 am

      What a wonderful find Mel, I’m liking everything I see, especially those black etched bowls. x

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      mel replied:

      Glad you like it Geraldine. Hope you’re having a lovely weekend xx

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    3. December 10th, 2013 at 9:02 pm

      I love Ben Fiess, he’s been up on my wish list for a year or so now, and one day I’ll order a piece, promised! I have this huge smile on my face every time I am recognizing his collection somewhere. But your whole proposal is very well curated, Mel. xx

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    4. December 11th, 2013 at 6:51 pm

      What a great find – love everything, especially the little black etched bowls So cute! x

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    5. December 11th, 2013 at 7:17 pm

      I recently read about this New Zealander and her great little online shop…lovely items!

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