HALF JAPAN is a human machine that uses two hands and a lot of tools and patience to create leather goods. Started in Seattle, Washington and relocated in May 2015 to Tacoma, HalfJapan is off and running! The name comes from something so simple and beautiful; owner and artist is half-japanese. Half Japan loves that ordinary things that are made into art, or at least something fun to use and look at. Instead of boring, completely utilitarian items, it's so nice to be surrounded by beautiful, thoughtful objects; using these items as inspiration, they hope to create something useful and beautiful too.
The Long Wallet, dyed in the same lot as the small card cases, are made of premium vegetable tanned leather and dyed, then hand punched, stitched, edge beveled, burnished, and waxed with a homemade mixture of organic beeswax, almond oil, mineral oil, and coconut oil, then finished with copper rivets. The inside is the original, natural color and is the right size for holding two rows of credit cards and a wad of cash. The dimensions are 8"x3.5" and is a great size if you carry a big purse and can never seem to find your wallet. It also keeps bills flat!
Available in 2 Styles:
Note: vegetable tanned leather will "season" with use and wear. It gains character and will stretch slightly, will soften wonderfully, and will also darken a little as it absorbs oils from your skin and is exposed to the sun.
THE MEDECINE CHEST is a seasonal publication by herbalist Nora Harrington. "We help people integrate herbal medicine into their lives in two ways; by making zines, little booklets, chock full of folk wisdom, we share information about how to use remedies appropriate to each season." Nora is a Western Herbalist who specializes in Community Herbalism and Northwest Medicinal Plants. She began her herbal studies in 2005 while interning with a drug addiction rehabilitation center in Peru. Later on, she attended the School of Traditional Western Herbalism in Portland, Oregon and co-founded a small herbal remedies CSA out of Bainbridge Island called The Wheel Plant Medicine. As founder and co-owner of The Medicine Chest, Nora curates the shares and co-authors the seasonal publications. She has also lead grief groups for college students and facilitated talking circles for teens and women. Her band, Boobface, is pretty famous.
Medicines, Recipes, and Activities to restore the folk wisdom of Spring & Summer.
E. SMITH MERCANTILE SPECIALTY DRY GOODS offers a curated collection of our most coveted items. We seek manufacturers with family legacies in their craft, and a passion for creating superior quality products. Our in house design team collaborates with our craftsmen to design beautiful, long-lasting pieces we hope will be heirlooms in your home.
Introducing our first collection of enamel pins celebrating the goodness of the human social experience. Share the fellowship with your favorite human! Available in 5 original designs. Gunmetal or brass base with enamel coating. Butterfly pin back. Approx 1"-1.25".
W&P DESIGN, makers of the Mason Shaker began through the collaboration of best friends Eric and Josh. The concept for the Mason Shaker was developed from an obsession with vintage kitchenware (Josh) and an uncanny ability to fashion impromptu drinking tools at a moment’s notice (Eric). After one too many mint juleps poured from a poorly-modified Mason Jar one summer, the idea for a better (and cooler) cocktail shaker hit us like a double shot of bourbon. The Mason Shaker was born. Based out of Brooklyn, NY, W&P Design is a small team of passionate designers and foodies that have come together to bring new ideas to life in the food and drink-iverse.
This tray makes five ice spears that fit perfectly into your favorite water bottle. A rigid frame supports the tray as you fill and transport it to the freezer, while independent ice molds make dispensing the ice spears a breeze. To top it all off, the provided lid blocks out pesky flavors from your freezer, yielding great-tasting ice, and allows you to stack multiple trays at once. Made of silicone with stainless steel frame. Dishwasher safe and BPA free! Makes Five 6" Ice Spears.