The emergence of cute online boutiques in the past couple of years have not been great for my wallet, but awesome for my kitchen. These are the best sites for home and kitchen items- perfect for when I feel like a splurge or need to buy a gift for someone. Hope you like them as much as I do...
Where to SHOP:
Koromiko An online design store founded by Tracey George, a New Zealander. Tracy now lives in Texas and curates items to support and promote independent designers.
Quitokeeto This shop is the love child of Heidi Swanson and her partner Wayne Bremser. You might know Swanson from the food blog 101 Cookbooks- this shop has a similar delicate and beautiful coastal vibe.
Labour and Wait Established in 2000 in the heart of East London's market district, this shop has a robust online collection and ships internationally.
Brook Farm General Store This shop started as a brick and mortar in Williamsburg, but they have since closed to do all their business online. They have a really interesting collection of items (including an entire section dedicated to brushes!)
Stvdio Brooklyn This little shop was started by my friend Erica last year and is a culmination of working her weekends away making ceramics and wanting to share them with the world.
Food52 Provisions This shop is an extension of the food blog Food52 which was started a few years ago. They source from small artisans that make products that serious foodies will love.
Heath Ceramics Edith Heath founded Heath Ceramics in 1948 and it has grown into a beloved Bay Area institution. Their online shop sells their many wares as well as those of other artists they have collaborated with.
Umami Mart Started by owners Yoko Kumano and Kayoko Akabori, this shop is based in Oakland, California and imports kitchen and barware from Japan.
Half Hitch Goods San Francisco based Carrie Caillouette started this online shop to promote thoughtful gifts after working in the industry for many years.
Have anything to add to the list? I would love to hear of new spots!