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Tactile Tools From The Kitchen

Tactile Tools From The Kitchen

Cooking itself is an entirely sensory pursuit. Certain aromas and tastes can feel so nostalgic, a true Proustian madeleine that transports us back to those food-filled moments. 

This is our ode to the tactile tools that have been adapted over centuries, that allow us to cut, chop, pour, slice, grind, spread and spoon.

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At Home With: Ali Goodman, Founder Of Francli

At Home With: Ali Goodman, Founder Of Francli

Sometimes design is decorative, but good design serves a purpose. Function and form; style and substance. The leather and canvas goods handmade by Francli, a craftwear brand based down in south Cornwall, follows this ethos. We caught up with Ali, its founder, to talk about her craft, sustainability and what’s next for Francli. 

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At Home With: Tor Harrison

At Home With: Tor Harrison

"There is something profoundly human about making things. An almost primal instinct to just make; to sculpt, shape and create - whether it’s making bread, plaiting hair or shaping a vase from soft clay. We have this ability to use our hands with such dexterity that really blows me away."

We caught up with Cornwall based ceramicist and photographer, Tor Harrison, to talk about shooting, making and how they work together.

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An update from Burma

An update from Burma

This time last week Sophie touched down in Yangon for the first time in just over two years. She has now spent a very happy week back in a place she has called home since 2015. Here's the lowdown.

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At Home With: Phway, founder of Gabar

At Home With: Phway, founder of Gabar

It’s kind of amazing how a scent can bring you back to a particular moment, place or person. It evokes so much memory. It could be the perfume your mother wore or the smell of laundry; the saltiness of the coast or the wafting of spices in the kitchen. Burma is such a fragrant place. We talk to Phway Aye, co-founder of the Burmese fragrance brand (and April Kindred Club PartnerGabar about Gabar, where she finds inspiration and how she brings Burma into her London home.

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An Ode To Golden Hour

An Ode To Golden Hour

You’ve probably heard us wax lyrical about Yangon’s light. We feel like we must do it some sort of poetic justice, because when you see it, it’s hard not to tell everyone about it. It was one of our favourite parts about living in Burma, and it’s something we truly miss. Here we reminisce about this magical time of day in Yangon, and if you’re lucky enough to be there, how to make the most of it.

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Homes With Soul

Homes With Soul

This month we’re reflecting and focusing on the soulfulness of home. Whether it’s having a drink at the end of the day, gathering around the kitchen table, sinking into the sofa with a good book or simply sitting in the not-so-used parts of your home (halls deserve love too!).

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In Conversation with Emma Jane Palin

In Conversation with Emma Jane Palin

In case you missed it, we've launched our first ever capsule collection, designed by the wonderful interior stylist Emma Jane Palin. Emma’s 70s style, bold colour scheme and warm personality were exactly what we were after in for our first design collaboration. 

As someone who lives, eats, breathes and sleeps design inspiration, we asked Emma a few questions about the collection, her own personal interiors style and the pieces that transport her to another place.

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Meet the makers behind our collection with Emma Jane Palin

Meet the makers behind our collection with Emma Jane Palin

So much goes into our collections. From the initial designs to showing you the final products. But the most important part? Our makers and how they craft each piece. We always want to remind you of where these pieces are made, whose hands have made them, and most importantly, their own stories. We asked each maker a little about themselves, what they love about their craft and what they'd like our community to know about both Burma and their work. 

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A few thoughts on 'home'

A few thoughts on 'home'

Liese Doucet said in her Desert Island Discs last week that “the word ‘home’ is one of the most evocative, the most powerful, the most beautiful words in the English language”. She’s right. It’s all of those things. But it’s also a bit enigmatic. 

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Love Notes: To And From Our Team

Love Notes: To And From Our Team

Last week we mentioned that we’re in the process of moving warehouses both at home (Yangon) and in Wales (another version of home). You might have seen glimpses of our team, but we wanted to give them a proper reintroduction. So while some may have celebrated Monday’s ode to romance with flowers, chocolate or maybe even a piece of Kalinko furniture (great choice), we’re celebrating – a little belatedly – with some love notes to and from our Kalinko team, who gave us their top picks from the Kalinko shop.

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