Posted by Cynthia | Filed under Musings
These lovely linen towels and napkins were created by Jenny Steffen Hobick. They have an artful yet modern quality, and are perfect for gift giving or use at home. The custom colors Jenny uses are neutral enough to fit into any decor, but these cloths could be created to fit into any desired color scheme. Easy to make with fabric paint and painters tape, the linen cloth can be sewn to finished size with a machine or simple hand stitch. These are at the top of my summer to do list, for gift giving. The detail of the embroidered monogram is a nice touch as well, subtle due to the careful color choice and placement.
Posted by Peggy | Filed under Musings
A few months ago, Stephanie Shum of Muhs Home was kind enough to share a preview of her new online shop with me. I instantly fell in love with her carefully curated products. “Muhs” pronounced like “muse” (how fitting is this for our blog?!) is Stephanie’s last name spelt backwards. There’s a sense of “ease” to everything that she handpicked for the store. So important to bring that sense to our everyday living, don’t you think? Just simple, smart, timeless pieces. Each product you see came from Stephanie scouting across Japan and Europe, searching for local designers and makers with exceptional craftsmanship and love for their craft. Congratulations on a fabulous opening Stephanie!
ALiCE porcelain dinnerware
Stephanie found this line while browsing through neighborhood stores in Copenhagen. Muhs Home is the first US retailer of the ALiCE line!
Midori brass label accessories
I particularly love the label plate, so smart. And the endless use of baker’s twine…
Kami wood cups
At the Takahashi Kougei workshop in Hokkaido, Stephanie received a demonstration of how they turn each cup individually, just to get it down to the right thickness. She added, “And when Mr. Takahashi handed me the cup from the lathe, it was still warm!” How amazing is that?
Frame brass bottle opener
I’m constantly searching for the perfect bottle opener, think I may have just found it.
Yoshii two-tone chambry towels
Terry on one side, and a soft chambray on the other… heaven!