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!

    Ankole Horn Long Handled Condiment Spoon


    Add this Long Handle Condiment Spoon to your hors d'oeuvre tray - perfect for spooning olives or scooping a dollop of fig chutney.This unique, hand-crafted spoon is sustainably using horn sourced from...

    Ankole Horn Short Handled Coffee Scoop


    How else are you going to scoop your Fair Trade coffee? This short handled horn coffee scoop is a perfect tool to portion out your favorite coffee beans.This unique, hand-crafted spoon...

    Ankole Horn Squat Salad Serving Set


    Serve salad elegantly with these unique utensils, hand-formed in a small scale, Fair Trade artisan cooperative. Slightly smaller than our regular serving set, this pair is perfect for tossing salads for two. Crafted...

    Ankole Horn Spreading Knife

    $8.00 – $14.00

    Spread butter, cheese or Pâté with these elegant knives. Each uniquely colored spreader is hand formed in Uganda using sustainably harvested cow horn, a reclaimed byproduct of the country's beef industry....

    Seratonia Stamen 27 Inch Woven Rimmed Wall Plate


    The abstract comes alive in this wall plate designed to enrich and elevate any room. Cheerfull hues and a dynamic bold strike this piece a stand alone beauty or a transformative...

    Ankole Horn Salad Serving Set


    Serve salad elegantly with these unique, generously proportioned utensils. Hand formed in Uganda using sustainably harvested horn from cattle - a reclaimed byproduct of the country's beef industry - this stunning serving...

    Black Spotted Raffia Storage Basket


    This exquisite handwoven storage basket is as useful as it is beautiful. Use it on the kitchen counter to hold bread or fruit, on the dining table as an eye-catching centerpiece,...

    Grass Broom

    $15.00 – $20.00

    These brooms look, sweep and even smell beautiful! The grass bristles give off a sweet aroma with every swish!   small:  22" medium: 26" large: 44" Handmade in India

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