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