Posts Tagged ‘hand made’

I love having locally produced things

Wednesday, October 10th, 2012

Leonard and I pass this statue on our way to kindergarten and someone was kind enough to dress it up in leg warmers. It’s getting chilly now and the time of leg warmers and gloves is here.

The other day I picked up candles that I’ve ordered from Stockholms Ljusstöperi, which is just a few blocks from manos. I love having locally produced things to sell in the shop! Stockholms Ljusstöperi is a wonderful candle maker “factory” and café in one. The candles are hand made by Mimmi and her assistant. I now have their candles in the shop – 23, 30 or 40 cm long.


Thursday, March 10th, 2011

The happyconfused rattles are happy on one side and confused on the other – just how I feel sometimes ;)
Designed, screen printed with hand painted details and sewn by Katarina Lund. Beautiful soft toy for small hands or why not treat the cat?

Available in the as tomato, egg plant, artichoke, carrot, parsnip and garlic.

Los Musgoamigos in the window

Friday, October 15th, 2010

Our friends from Chile are in the window. I put the exhibition up yesterday and it seems the wonderful dolls by Francisca will rapidly find nice homes in Stockholm!

The dolls have their origin in traditional Latinamerican doll design that Francisca learnt from her grandmother. I love the way knowledge of the hand is carried on through generations – and renewed by using modern shapes, colours and materials. The materials Francisca uses are all left-overs from the textile industry – re-cycled traditional modern dolls!

The exhibition is in the window until November 13th, you can also view the dolls here.

stängt 31 augusti

Tuesday, August 31st, 2010

Tisdag 31 augusti är butiken stängd pga att vi får belysningen installerad – äntligen! Välkommen tillbaka på onsdag igen.

These lovely owl cushions from Musahar is on their way to manos, I’m expecting delivery by the end of the week. They will also be available in the webshop!

sugar plum honey bee

Wednesday, January 27th, 2010

Caress small or big butterfly.

Give a little love to your sugar plum for Valentines… Here’s just some of all the handmade beauty at manos.

Stripe bath towel raspberry/pink.

August 25th 2009

Wednesday, September 23rd, 2009

Lime and mint soap with sea kelp on top of a Leaves dish.

Late summer news from manos: eco friendly soaps from skinnyskinny (not only the soaps are eco savvy, but the whole way they run their business) – for instance “Lemon and Blood orange” and Rose and Black pepper.

Hand thrown porcelain cup with grass or leaves pattern.

I’ve also added two new products from me -a porcelain cup and a small dish.

We’ve been trying out both at home all spring. The cup is quite lovely with coffee or tea or even to just let a rose float in it… On the small dish we have served sushi and chocolate, we’ve used it as soap holder and to put the tea bag on, it’s also great for putting the cooking spoon on while it’s not used for stirring food (the spoon that is). All in all a pretty handy dish.