The following post is brought to you by Kaufmann Mercantile. Our partners are hand-picked by the Design Milk team because they represent the best in design.
Brooklyn-based Kaufmann Mercantile is an online store for carefully selected, long lasting, and well-designed everyday goods that not only feed your need for the utilitarian, but the form is as high-quality as the function. Durability and function meet aesthetics in their fantastic selection of useful, classic products like tools, kitchenware, home goods, gardening supplies and even lunch bags.
“You should never pay a dollar more than you need to, but you should never pay a dollar less than it’s worth,” says Founder, Sebastian Kaufmann. “These are valuable pieces that will enrich your life, not clutter it.” He calls these items “merchandise that matters,” and encourages us to collect things that set out to change our disposable lifestyle.
And now, you can start your own collection of heirloom-quality utilitarian tools. We are so excited to team up with Kaufmann Mercantile on a $250 gift card giveaway! Woah! Here are some of my faves:
Clockwise from top left: Canvas Carryall Bag \\\ Brass Handheld Lantern \\\ Caran D’Ache Silver Metal Ballpoint Pen \\\ Italian Olive Wood Cheese Set \\\ Japanese Copper Scissors \\\ Handblown Glass Wine Decanter \\\ Waterproof Waxed Canvas Lunch Bag \\\ Armor Lux Socks \\\ Handmade Pewter Flask \\\ Italian Travel & Outdoor Silverware \\\ Two-Piece Enamelware Lunch Pail \\\ Reclaimed Tropical Walnut Tool Box \\\ Handmade Chevron White Pine Doormat \\\ Handcrafted Pewter Shaving Brush