Love is boundless and scrappy, and definitely not tidy. To us, there’s beauty in the texture. Like love, our studio is filled with a few messy bits and pieces. When sewing our aprons and other projects, we always save our fabric scraps because the linen is so pretty that we can't bear to waste it. It is an ongoing initiative of ours to let the scraps have a life of their own. Today, we have imagined a Hand & Heart Warming Pillow which is a perfect use for our little fabric scraps and we hope yours too. It’s a small token of us to share with those who warm our hearts.Read More
All you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn't hurt. - Charles Schulz
Ever dine on one of those crazy gastronomic meals with tons of courses? Each course is more complex than the previous, with dessert usually culminating into a work of art. Just when you think you've taken your last rich and unctuous bite of the cheese course, unexpectedly, out come les petites gourmandises. Just a little bite, barely a whisper of something sweet. They are a bit of luxury created from simplicity, courtesy of the kitchen to acknowledge your time together. We think of it as a culinary namaste.Read More
The Japanese word kokoro is as diffuse to translate as it is to describe. The literal translation in English is heart, but really, it is so much more. Kokoro can be the heart of a person, but not the physical heart. It's the unconscious heart, spirit and mind, all together. Thread & Whisk's kokoro is the place our inspiration comes from when we make and share. When you do things for those you love, then the care and patience required can seem effortless. It's as if gifts from the heart aren't measured by a metric that weighs you down. Instead, they open the heart to give and to receive.
Taking inspiration from the Japanese paper art of origami, we spent some time in the Thread & Whisk studio creating a linen heart to share with someone special. It's a long way from the Valentines that we handed out to everyone in first grade. But the sentiment remains the same. As a grownup, knowing that someone took time out of their day to make something special just for you resonates even more today than it did in grade school. If you carved out some time this week to handcraft a few of your own unique Valentines, what would you be inspired to make?Read More