One of my favorite blogs is Ancient Industries, written by Megan Wilson. Wilson (who has a cameo in today’s NY Times) is a book jacket designer by day with a sideline as an online “purveyor of traditional household good and clothing, useful objects from the British Isles, Europe, and America that have been in production for decades, centuries, and millennia.”
Above: Iris Hantverk Dust Pan Brush (“there is a notable lack of plastic in their construction”); $25.
Above: Enamel Dust Pan, “made by the Riess family in Austria for over 200 years”; $35.
Above: Medium (four-cup) Brown Betty Teapot, “handmade in Stoke-on-Trent for over 200 years”; $30.
Above: Tea Cozy, “hand-knitted in Devon with wool gathered from that quintessentially English animal, the llama”; $45.