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Shopper’s Diary: The Kitchen Sink and More at Set & Co. in Dallas

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Shopper’s Diary: The Kitchen Sink and More at Set & Co. in Dallas

June 14, 2016

Jennifer and Adam Littke left LA for Dallas two years ago and quickly made a good impression. They recently landed on D Magazine’s 10 Most Stylish People in Dallas list. They also rank as among the city’s busiest: The couple are the proprietors of Set & Co., a sophisticated housewares shop with an emphasis on the kitchen, and each of them manages to hold down another day job: She’s an interior designer/creative director for a company that builds boutique hotels; he directs commercials and music videos. And when they can, they peruse the world for the perfect cutting boards, candles, and salt and pepper grinders.

Set & Co. takes inspiration from Shaker design (and, with its charcoal overtones, is more than a little reminiscent of our SF kitchenware haunt, March.) Maybe the Littke’s have also been browsing our own archive because their inventory is a Who’s Who of Remodelista go-tos. Regardless, it’s nice to see so many favorites in a great-looking new setting.

Photography courtesy of Set & Co.

The Store

Shoppers Diary The Kitchen Sink and More at Set amp Co in Dallas Adam and Jenifer Littke of Set and Co. Dallas | Remodelista

Above: The Littke’s set up shop almost exactly a year ago in a 1922 brick mercantile building in the city’s historic Oak Cliff neighborhood. Jennifer earned her design creds by assisting Rose Tarlow for eight years. Adam is the recipient of a Saatchi & Saatchi New Director Award.

Shoppers Diary The Kitchen Sink and More at Set amp Co in Dallas Set and Co. in Dallas| Remodelista

Above: A dining ensemble by Sawkille of Rhinebeck, New York, anchors the center of the space. The industrial chandelier is a Workstead classic.

Shoppers Diary The Kitchen Sink and More at Set amp Co in Dallas Housewares store Set and Co. in Dallas| Remodelista

Above: The couple found their vintage table (in a dark brown finish) in Houston. They use it for display along with a Shaker-style sideboard and peg system designed by Jennifer, all painted Farrow & Ball Off Black.

Shoppers Diary The Kitchen Sink and More at Set amp Co in Dallas Housewares store Set and Co. in Dallas| Remodelista

Above: The shop’s wares range from David Mellor flatware to Lostine rolling pins and cast-iron kettles from Netherton Foundry “a new UK workshop,” says Adam, “that makes all of its wares as a company would have during the Industrial Revolution.” The 1922 sink came with the shop; the couple had it re-enameled and fitted with antique English copper faucets.

Shoppers Diary The Kitchen Sink and More at Set amp Co in Dallas Shaker pegs at housewares store Set and Co. in Dallas| Remodelista

Above: The baskets on display are from the Littke’s own collection and include a Belgian grain basket (far left) and painted Native American tray (center). The black Cutting Boards are from Josh Vogel’s Blackline collection (see Cutting Boards to Covet).

The Wares

A small selection of Set & Co.’s goods are available in their online shop. Here are some standouts.

Shoppers Diary The Kitchen Sink and More at Set amp Co in Dallas Brass bread knife Set and Co Dallas | Remodelista

Above: Brass put to unusual use as a Bread Knife with a hand-turned handle, $198; it’s part of a collection of Set & Co. brass utensils that are made in Japan.

Shoppers Diary The Kitchen Sink and More at Set amp Co in Dallas Cast iron frying pan Set and Co., Dallas | Remodelista

Above: A French Enameled Cast-Iron Frying Pan is $120.

Shoppers Diary The Kitchen Sink and More at Set amp Co in Dallas Mortar and pestle from Set and Co. in Dallas| Remodelista

Above: A Granite Mortar and Pestle of unglazed porcelain by UK sculptor-designer John Julian Design; $150. Read about his line in our post Poetic Pottery.

Shoppers Diary The Kitchen Sink and More at Set amp Co in Dallas Pink and green striped white linen towel set at Housewares store Set and Co. in Dallas| Remodelista

Above: Heather Taylor’s Mexican-made Pink and Green Woven Cotton Napkins, 18 by 18 inches, are $80 for four.

Shoppers Diary The Kitchen Sink and More at Set amp Co in Dallas Terracotta Container Bowls from Set and Co. Dallas| Remodelista

Above: A set of Three Covered Bowls by Berkeley ceramic artist Sarah Kersten are $250. Set & Co. also carries Kersten’s Fermentation Jars—read about them in Fermentation Fever.

Shoppers Diary The Kitchen Sink and More at Set amp Co in Dallas Enamelware ladles on hanging rack from housewares store Set and Co. in Dallas| Remodelista

Above: An Austrian Enamel Rack, $20, with a Small Ladle, $20, and Skimming Ladle, $20.

Shoppers Diary The Kitchen Sink and More at Set amp Co in Dallas Padded stool from Set and Co. in Dallas| Remodelista

Above: The Danish Georg Stool, $350, is oak with a rawhide-tied wool cushion.

Set & Co. is at 841 W. Davis St., in Dallas.

Here are a few more kitchenware and tabletop sources of note:

Finally, get more ideas on how to evaluate and choose your kitchen sink and faucet in our Remodeling 101 Guide: Kitchen Sinks & Faucets.

Product summary  

Counter & Bar Stools

Georg Stool

$350.00 USD from Set & Co.

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