What to bring as a summer gift

When visiting friends at their summer dwellings I like to bring a gift and I like it to be something useful yet beautiful. Last summer my bag was packed with environmental friendly replacements for plastic like the stylish dish brush from Iris Hantverk made of birch wood and natural fibre. And the handsome linen dishcloth from Växbo Lin… This summer I go for contemporary eco as in ”environmentally friendly production” + ”visual sustainability” + ”a cruelty free approach”.

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Canot cutting board/serving plate in beech wood and brushes in beech wood/polyamid fibre, by Ionna Vautrin. Photo copyright Michel Giesbrecht/Ionna Vautrin.

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Pitcher with ridged edge, handmade in wood by Ryuji Mitani for Muji Tatazumai collection (2016). Only available at Muji’s 5th Ave New York shop. Photo copyright Muji.

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Glass vases by Carina Seth Andersson for (left) Marimekko (2016) and (right) for Skruf (2016). Photo copyright Carina Seth Andersson.

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Manhattan, kitchen towel in 100% linen by Peter Condu for Klässbols (1981). Photo copyright Klässbols.

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Dishbrush from Iris Hantverk. Handmade by blind craftsmen in Stockholm. Birch and natural fibre. Photo copyright Iris Hantverk.

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Dish-cloth in linen from Växbo Lin. Photo copyright Växbo Lin.

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