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Wooden spoons by Marie Eklund


Photography: Anna Kern

Each one of Marie Eklund's stunning (and functional) spoons is a personality, unique and with it's own story. The woods she uses vary: at manos we have spoons made (for instance) from apple tree from Julita, chestnut from Swedenborgsgatan in Stockholm, rowan tree from Marie's own forest in Närke, birchwood from Sätergläntan in Dalarna and sallow tree from Kvarngatan in Stockholm...

Care advice
Treat the spoons once in a while with a drop of linseed oil, polish with for instance greaseproof paper for a shiny surface. Do not wash in the dishwasher.


This is how Marie describes her working process:
"Find wood with a shape that I like. The search for wood happens through for instance arborists, private gardens, woods and parks. Split the wood, use the axe to shape it into a coarse shape, carve carefully in the fiber direction (this make the spoons strong despite their thinness and narrow handle). The spoons dry slowly for a few days to gain a finer surface before clean carving, after which it is time for yet another surface treatment where I burn and treat the spoons with linseed oil several times. This makes them even stronger. The whole process takes roughly three weeks from wood to hardening.

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Vendor: demanos
Type: Textiles
Price: 650.00

This is how happy I get when I'm in my black denim apron in the workshop! The apron is by swedish clothes brand Bric a Brac and they usually make it for restaurants and cafés. Since I'm always on the lookout for aprons that stand the test of time AND protect from clay stains when I'm throwing or working in the ceramics workshop AND look good, I was so happy when I found this.

It comes in two sizes: SIZE 1 measures 89 cm (height) x 77 cm (width) and SIZE 2 measures 89 cm (height) x 87 cm (width). It's got three buttons so you can adjust how high up the front comes. It ties in a cross at the back, which divides the weight between the shoulders rather than all on the neck.


Vendor: Traceinface
Type: Poster
Price: 900.00

A fine art print from the "Seasons" series, by Johanna Borjesson. A sensitively drawn illustration in charcoal on an off-white high quality French water colour paper. Beautiful on its own and easy to combine with other wall art.

Johanna Borjesson / Traceinface is an illustrator, based in Gothenburg on the west coast of Sweden.

Format: 29,7 x 42 cm / 11,7 x 16,5 inches


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