Me Speak Design

I love a good surprise- like this website I stumbled upon the other day that showcased some really beautiful, unique items for the home. Crafted by husband and wife team, Lori and Eric Wright of North High Shoals, Georgia, their housewares are handmade in the rural south with a Japanese aesthetic. 

I love all their creations but I have to say, I'm a bit taken by this hand forged bottle opener. Lori and Eric allow the steel to dictate the shape of the opener so each one is truly an original. Just love it- and I love them. Peruse more of their site, here.



Wdwrk Co.

Good kitchen wares are a good investment. Particularly anything handmade by Rob Laliberte from Knoxville, Tennessee. In his online shop, Wdwrk, you'll find a collection of well made, well designed, wooden pieces for the home that stand the test of time. Plus, they just look good...

Rob, "This began with the idea of creating unique and simple pieces meant for the ritual of daily use." Like these handsome black walnut hand carved spoons, perfect for stirring a pitcher of iced tea or anything inside a tall, tall glass. 

All of the items are crafted from locally sourced lumber in Knoxville. I think every kitchen can benefit from the addition of a handmade salt cellar and spoon as well as a small rolling pin...

This is a flat bottomed cocktail muddler in black walnut which is a pretty cool addition to any bar...

Woodworking has always been a passion for Rob, as well as designing and illustrating. It's nice to see his talents mingle with his ever expanding shop of small wares. May this inspire you to inquire further... and happy Manly Monday everyone. 


Photos:    Content: Sweet Peach