Thursday, 16 February 2012

Handsome Coffee

Handsome Coffee has been producing artisan coffee for almost a year now, but just this week they opened their combination cafe and roasting facility in downtown Los Angeles.

The gentlemanly trio that is Handsome Coffee have a fresh outlook for their new venture with a mantra that reads "We're not making coffee for everyone, we're making coffee for you.  For those who value craftmanship and quality over convenience and cost - we're your huckleberry."  Now, I have no idea what it might mean to be somebody's huckleberry, but I must say, I do like the sound of it!

They've teamed up with Woodsmithe a visionary design company to finesse and develop their ideas and this short doco of their journey is truly inspiring.  I love their take no prisoners approach, the attention to  fine detail and last but not least the pure commitment to their passion.  Simple really, isn't it?

Handsome Coffee + Woodsmithe from WoodSmithe on Vimeo.

Thursday, 9 February 2012

Elephant Ceramics

I recently discovered Elephant Ceramics and I'm completely smitten!

Michele Michael is based in Brooklyn where she designs and creates porcelain and stoneware ceramics by hand.  Working with linen and clay, each piece she creates has it's own unique organic shape.  Inspired by the sea, near her part-time home in Maine, her colour palette is simply dreamy.

Ohhhh to own just one....