All posts tagged: tools

Souvenirs from Japan

When one is a gardener, the other is a chef and they are BOTH designers you might get the idea how exciting it’s going to be when they shop in Japan. I mean there are so much good ingredients, the world’s best tools and visual pleasures in that country. We appreciate tools that will last for a lifetime or even more, tools that someone has made with their own hands, with love. And guess what? It happens that the chef and the gardener are heavy users of knives, saws and scissors. So when we visited several different workshop where they have made those tools since the age of Samurai, we just got nuts. The chef bought five different kitchen knives and two whetstones (and amazed the makers with his knowledge of Japanese knives and how to sharpen knives). Two of the knives has his name engraved in Japanese, forged by the maker of these knives. The gardener (that’s me) bought a Japanese scissors for cutting plants and those scissors also have her name engraved on them. We spent over an …

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Garden essentials for spring

The spring is here and soon you will be busy with your garden work. But do you have all the needed tools? In my opinion garden tools should be as beautiful as any items you purchase for your home. Why would you buy any different style than what you love? I want my garden tools to be practical but stylish in a timeless way. Natural wooden handles with stainless steel and hint of oh-so-trendy copper. I think natural materials are the way to go because they last longer and are more beautiful to your eyes. Visuality is important. And when you take good care of your tools, they will last almost forever. Now that’s ecological. Here’s my favorite picks for this season. They are the garden essentials that I would love to have to make my gardening moments even more stylish. Tools that I don’t need to hide anywhere because they are so ugly.   Kevät on täällä ja pian me kaikki olemme kiireisiä puutarhahommiemme kanssa. Mutta löytyykö sulta kaikki tarvittavat työvälineet? Oma mielipiteeni on …