A quick line on the French brand and manufacturer “Maison Baluchon”. Simplicity. Sincerity. A bit of eccentricity. Macbook cases, handbags, … Original fabrics designed in-house. All products actually made in Chaumont, east of France, near the Swiss border. Human sized company. Impeccable customer service. My bag came with a beautiful notebook and even a typo on the thank you note. “L’erreur est humaine”. Or should I just say: […]
Nakaniwa is a gallery based in Paris 6th arrondissement, which promotes the Honmono, a japanese concept. It is about the authenticity which rests with an object thanks to the sincerity of the work of all people involved in its creation as well as the technics and the tradition embroiled in the process. It is about the connectivity between people using the object and people creating it. I cannot imagine more delicate, meaningful concept. It is both refined and simple. In […]
I came across Marie Daâge beautiful hand painted tableware. This fine porcelain de Limoges has this timeless elegance which conveys a delicate sense of abundance and warmth. Have a look at the “horizon” collection. This will definitely add an exquisite christmassy feel to your table…. and well I can only adhere to creations which contributes to preserve and perpetuate traditional crafts…. To have a glance on how beautiful and magical refined craftsmanship can be, click on this link.
Hartô is a French design brand and young designers studio, created in 2011. Hartô launched its first collection in September 2013. Its products are designed in-house by a team of designers and produced in France or Europe by small factories and workshop where manual work is at the heart of the production process. Hence clever design and attention to details which results in beautiful products with high quality standards. Have a look and if you happen to be in Paris, […]
Unto this last is originally an essay on economy published in 1860 by John Ruskin. Broadly speaking, Ruskin advocates for the importance of moral values in the economy and criticises the industrial revolution. Although published in the 19th century, this essay sounds quite contemporary in some respects as it shows concerns about the impact of the industrialisation process on our footprint and promotes the return to local craftsmanship. Unto this last is also a shop in East London. Well, more […]