I have been meaning to share this brand discovery for a year now. I saw Lostine at my first visit to the New York Gift Fair in 2012 and I just haven’t been able to get them out of my head.
A Philadelphia based furniture and lighting brand, Lostine uses simple materials and is inspired by early American aesthetics – I like to think of them as a contemporary take on wholesome Shaker design.
You may have seen some of Lostine’s colour-blocked Sycamore cutting boards in Anthropologie but the rest of their stuff has been fairly under the workout pokies radar.
Their collection also features exquisitely crafted butchers block tables with beautiful leather holders for knives, handcrafted white oak shelving with movable paddles, graceful ladders with black oxidised dipped details – all adorned with luxurious touches like leather bindings, copper studs and embossed seals.
I’m also obsessed with their long peg rack [below] for displaying kitchen tools. Made of white oak and studded with hooks made of leather, copper and wood – I can’t get over the simplicity of propping the rolling pin through the wooden knobs – beautiful and functional.
You can buy Lostine pieces from their e-shop Minam
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