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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.

SoFo night at manos on Thursday April 26th. We're open until 8 pm, welcome to swing by for a soft drink and nice discounts in the shop!



Photography: Mia Dackeborg

Latest items in the shop

Vendor: manos
Type:
Price: 130.00

A ball that unfolds into a bag. The bag is made of ripstop nylon with a felt patch that keeps the bag on your shoulder. It carries up to 15.8 kilos (35 lbs). It's a great and good looking replacement for disposable plastic bags. Design: Flip & Tumble 

Machine wash cold and hang dry.

Size (height x width x depth): 30 cm (12 inches) 36 cm (14 inches) 13 cm (5 inches)

"Flip & Tumble is all about making quality products that won’t end up in the landfill. We realize that all products consume material and we consider it a responsibility to make the most out of whatever materials we’re using. For us that means that a product should definitely work well, but it should also do more. It should be beautiful and bring joy through its use. Our products are made ethically in China."(Flip & Tumble)


Vendor: manos
Type: Art
Price: 1800.00

A unique sculpture in mixed media by Maria Högberg. Marias sculptures are humorous, inspiring and adorable works of art, each completely unique. In her own words: "I search for materials in forests, explore beaches and visit flea markets. I find histories. Lingonberry leaf meets oyster shells from Bohuslän. Porcelain figures converge with grandmothers apron. A paper strip from a book wrap around a twig."

Size (height x width): 19.5 cm (7.6 inches) 10 cm (3.9 inches)

"Maria Högberg was born and raised in Luleå, Sweden. She has a degree from the Art Academy in Umeå University and ABF:s art school. Since 1985, Maria lives and works in Stockholm, mostly with sculptures, illustrations and textile crafts."


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