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The renowned epicurean designer shares her favorite selections from the shop...
photos from lailagohar.com
We are so excited about this one! For years, we've adored Laila Gohar via Instagram (@lailacooks). Gohar's mind-bending, eye-pleasing edible installations exist at the intersection of dazzling and delicious. Her work exalts food's ancient role as carrier of culture, and an ice breaker capable of bringing people together for an intimate moment in time.
So just imagine our delight when we learned that this renowned epicurean designer is a fan of the shop! Not only that, but she's kindly agreed to share a few thoughts on some of her favorite objects on Flotsam+Fork.
Ebony-handled Laguiole Folding Knife
Timeless and utilitarian. I like this one in ebony. >>>
Pallares Solsona Kitchen Knives
These Catalan knives are my favorite. I have so many! They're carbon steel, affordable, very sharp and well made. >>>
La Royale Whetstone
Because I already chose two knives, I felt my final pick should be a whetstone. Your knives are only as good as how you look after them! >>>
photos by Blaine Davis
From a sunny studio in East Williamsburg, self-taught ceramicist Natalie Weinberger handcrafts her own line of distinctive pottery—eye-catching vessels that combine understated elegance and clever design. For years, we've enjoyed countless large pours of hot beverages in a pair of her lovely and lightweight (yet totally substantial) mugs.
Her work is exactly the type we seek to celebrate here at Flotsam+Fork, so we're extremely excited that Natalie, a longtime friend and supporter of F+F, could take a little time to help us showcase some items from our selection and share a few of her favorite products in the shop... >>>
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OLIVE OIL CAN
My absolute favorite item in my kitchen—who knew one could fall in love with an olive oil can? It's form is so sleek and human-like, easy to clean, but most importantly a joy to use. The spout is so precise, it will never drip on your stove or countertop, a bragging point for all my friends who've been smart enough to get one for their own kitchen. >>>
Ceramic mugs are great, but everyone should own one version in light-weight enamel. Ideal for camping trips or for traveling to destinations where the coffee is sub-par, and you're better off making your own. >>>
I find sweeping to be a very relaxing chore, only to be enhanced by a beautiful dustpan with a super straight edge for maximum dust pickup. >>>
I'm very attracted to the inviting form of this wooden paring knife. >>>
One can never have enough simple twine on hand—for presents, leftovers, or repairs. This combo feels very utilitarian and honest in a way that's beautiful. >>>
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