An exciting bulletin for lovers of household supplies from French company Andrée Jardin: Select pieces from the line are now available in the US from Alder & Co. in Portland, OR.
Based in Nantes, in Brittany, France, Andrée Jardin has been making bespoke brooms for more than 80 years. "Our brooms are like Proust's madeleines," they say, "evocative of household memories." To see the full line and for ordering information, go to Andrée Jardin.
Above: The handmade beech Hand Broom is available in a choice of pink, aqua, or gray; $40 each at Alder & Co.
Above: Mr and Mrs Clynk, a Nantes-based design duo, collaborated with Andree Jardin on a line of brooms and brushes, available in orange or blue; to see the line, go to Mr and Mrs Clynk.
Above: The handcrafted 43 cm Traditional Soie Noire Brush made of varnished French beech and horsehair is €43 directly from Andree Jardin.
Above: The Mr and Mrs Clynk brooms are available in a dust brush as well.
Above: More views of the Andree Jardin brooms for Mr and Mrs Clynk.
N.B.: This post is an update; the original ran on November 28, 2011.