The goal of our first COLLAB with SETTLEWELL was to create a beautifully minimal, yet functional canister that keeps coffee fresh. The canister was designed and molded from concrete to fit the Airscape® inner lid. Each concrete canister has a food-safe coating, holds one pound of coffee and comes with a patented Airscape® inner lid and a hard maple top.
Each canister comes with a special small lot coffee we have chosen especially for this COLLAB.
Limited edition of 50 canisters in (5) different color ways / 5.5”x6” / Concrete canister / AirScape insert / Hard maple top
MEET THE ARTIST
SETTLEWELL is a collection of useful, simple and thoughtfully hand-crafted home goods. Pieces that enable and support the construction of simple spaces that are filled with meaning.
We're about fostering moments of contentment. We're about decluttering, de-stressing and de-complicating. We're about the joy of discipline and the discipline of joy. We're about making the most with what we have, and making something extraordinary from nothing...or at least...from very little.
5 QUESTIONS - LAURA CORNMAN (SETTLEWELL)
Quote that inspires you?
“Creativity is a habit, and the best creativity is a result of good work habits.”
- Twyla Tharp, The Creative Habit
Favorite place you have never been?
Gosh that is a tough one! I think it would have to be Norway. I think I have always believed that I would love to live there.
What is the best thing you have ever eaten, and where were you?
I have a very vivid memory of a truly amazing Potato Soup that I had with my mom at the Hotel Klosterstuebble in Rothenburg ob Der Tauber in Germany. I was about 14 years old and on an amazing trip through Europe with my family. I’ve had a lot of great meals and eaten at some truly incredible restaurants but that potato soup still stands out to me, after all these years, as one of the best things I’ve ever eaten.
Something most people don't know about you?
My parents had moved from Pennsylvania to California and then finally settled in Wheaton, IL a few years before I was born. So, in light of their recent move to what they thought of as “the prairie” they decided to name me Laura after Laura Ingalls Wilder, the author who wrote the Little House on the Prairie children’s book series about her childhood in a Pioneer Family. Oddly enough, I only recently realized the connection between my naming and my lifelong fascination with the lives and lifestyles of Settlers and Pioneers, which has significantly influenced the way I work as an artist and crafts person.
Any tips (aka pearls of wisdom) for small business owners/dreamers?
Patience, persistence, discipline and courage - Don’t be afraid of the hustle.
I spent the last 6 years working for a major industrial supplier as a warehouse laborer. It wasn’t glamorous and had nothing to do with my college degree, I wore steel toed boots, lifted tens of thousands of pounds a day and my hands were almost constantly black with grease. It was an amazing amount of physical labor, demanded extreme attention to detail and near perfect work but I left work every day with an extraordinary sense of accomplishment and satisfaction - knowing that I couldn’t possibly have worked any harder. It was my first real full-time job and in a lot of ways I believe that job grew me up, taught me the invaluable lessons of discipline, duty and routine.
Check out more of Laura’s work at www.settlewell.com