Beautiful and Useful
- timeless designs created to address the needs of today and beyond, made with the highest quality materials and attention to the details that matter to you
Beautiful and Usefultimeless designs created to address the needs of today and beyond, made with the highest quality materials and attention to the details that matter to you
The Little Thingsmake a big difference by changing the little things that matter
Our Environmental CommitmentCheck out this corn-based packaging from NoIssue and other things we're doing to help the environment Learn More
Beeswax Food Storage
A form of beeswax soaked fabric was used as a food cover and preservative in seventh century Egypt after their domestication of bees but beeswax has been used in some form as a food preservative for much longer than that. Beeswax has been used to coat cheese and seal jars of preserves, not only because it creates a seal, but also because the antimicrobial properties of the propolis found in beeswax inhibits the growth of bacteria, delaying spoilage and preventing food waste. Time-after-time we’ve found that food stored in beeswax wraps and bags lasts longer and stays fresher than conventional methods of short-term food storage.
Paper or Plastic? How about neither?
So many of the items we consume on a daily basis are single use, and often non-recyclable; shopping bags, baggies, cling film... paper towels, coffee filters, tea bags... all of these things appear to have such a small impact individually but the cumulative effect of these small every day disposables is much greater than you'd think.
Reusable items made from natural, compostable materials will help to reduce your impact on the environment, and it doesn't hurt that they look great too.
WHY NOT BOTH?
William Morris is famously quoted as saying "If you want a golden rule that will fit everything, this is it: Have nothing in your houses that you do not know to be useful or believe to be beautiful" We ask, why not both? Could everything in our homes not be both beautiful and useful? Is there any particular reason why something needs to be unattractive just because it’s utilitarian? The seemingly obvious answer is that it’s a false dichotomy; anyone familiar with design has encountered beauty in some of the most mundane and utilitarian objects.
It is this thought that forms basis of our mission; to provide items that are both beautiful and useful, made by individual designers and craftspeople, not machines. From this starting point we suggest, as well, that the items in our life should always exist to make our lives easier, to simplify things and improve our lives. That includes ensuring that the products we offer are of the highest quality materials and craftsmanship to ensure that they last.
Read more about about our philosophy here