Brushes and baskets.

Two of the world’s most humble (and ubiquitous) household objects. People have plunged heavy, wooden brushes into buckets of soapy, hot water for millenia. They have scrubbed garden soil from under their nails, and old milk from baby bottles. They have carried their vegetables, their firewood, their homemade jams, and their children in sturdy woven baskets for even longer. From the days when the baby Moses got a ride on the Nile River, to last Christmas when we squealed to see that Harry and David basket on the kitchen counter, just exploding with chocolate-covered blueberries, butter cookies, and summer sausage, the human race has kept things in order and brightened the home with brushes and baskets.

That’s why I think it’s fitting to spend some time appreciating the beauty and simplicity of these humble objects. And to add some to our wish lists, because these are just so nicely made.

1. Redecker Round Dust Brush, Crate and Barrel. 2. Savon de Marseille Kitchen Brush, Anthropologie. 3. Oversized Seagrass Basket, West Elm. 4. Emlyn Oval Basket, Crate and Barrel. 5. Beechwood Dish Brush, Terrain.  6. Palm Basket, Alder & Co. 7. Redecker Hand Brush, Crate and Barrel .

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s