Tools for Living

    We find beauty in the simplicity of everyday objects, tools for living with efficient forms dictated by their function. Each one offers insight into its place of origin and the daily needs of the people in that place.

    Of course, we love how a stainless steel tiffin, or lunch box, looks on our countertop, and keeps our meal ready to go and tidy. But we truly delight in learning how and by whom they are used in India, meeting the people who pack them, and the incredible dabbawalas who have criss-crossed congested cities daily for over 125 years, infallibly delivering them from homes to places of work and then back.

    Today, there are over 5000 dabbawalas working in Mumbai, delivering over 200,000 meals a day, with a rate of error so minuscule, it is barely countable. It is estimated that only 1 in 6 million meals misses its mark. Take that, GrubHub!

    Tiny Brass Nesting Bowls


    These brass bowls are teeny and tiny and cute and we can think of a million reasons to have a million of them, or at least a set of three...

    Nostalgia Delight Raffia 12" Basket


    Classic and timeless - these versatile woven raffia baskets are the perfect size. Style the statement basket on a shelf for additional organization in your living room, add it to your...

    Nostalgia Bullseye Raffia Coaster Set


    Style your table or bar cart with these cheerful plumeria inspired coasters. Made from natural fibers that absorb moisture from a cold glass of water, morning cup of coffee, or...

    Jadi Metallic Floret 10 Inch Trivet


    This heat resistant trivet is perfect to set a tea kettle on or hot dish from the oven. With a woven loop attached on the back, they can be hung...

    Jadi Metallic Floret 6 Inch Basket


    This incredibly versatile fair trade bowl can transform any wall in your home when paired with other bowls or plates for a vibrant and composed feel. It is also a...

    Canyon Clay Risasa 6 inch Basket


    This incredibly versatile fair trade bowl can transform any wall in your home when paired with other bowls or plates for a vibrant and composed feel. It is also a...

    Canyon Clay Risasa 10 Inch Sisal Trivet


    The three-line pattern on this basket is known as the “unity” design and symbolizes the three ethnic groups that divided Rwanda in 1994, but who now work together to heal...

    Thin Etched Bone + Olive Wood Salad Servers


    A gorgeous amalgamation of modern design, traditional craftsmanship and everyday function, this salad serving set is perfectly sized to dole out greens for two. Each is hand-carved in Kenya from fallen...

    Silver Dotted Round Tray


    Behold a stunning, sparkly decorative tray for your next dinner party, perfect for your entertaining and serving needs during the holidays or anytime you want to add festivity. Style as...

    Remodelista | The Low-Impact Home: A Sourcebook for Stylish, Eco-Conscious Living


    Learn how to make planet-friendly choices at home with the design experts of Written by our dear friend, Margot Guralnick with photographs by frequent shop photographer Justine Hand and an...

    Stainless Steel Round Tiffin Container with Plate


    This round tiffin is perfect for light lunches and snacks. An inset shallow compartment can hold extra treats and be removed to serve as a small plate. The durable stainless steel...

    Hunter Green Pedal Loom Kitchen Towel


    Simple, strong and effective, these handcrafted towels absorb spills or dry hands in the kitchen or powder room. We especially like bundling a neutral tea towel with a wooden spoon or some spices for a...

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