I discovered the couple-owned housewares shop Flotsam and Fork through a Google search for French steak knives, probably the famous and highly-copied Laguiole knife by VERDIER Manufacture. The website is esthetically-pleasing; the products have been photographed against a neutral background and the copy, like the name of the establishment, is well-written. The website’s classic appearance is minimalistic and polished like the European home goods it displays.
I once dreamed of visiting the Flotsam and Fork brick-and-mortar location in Minneapolis, which opened in 2019 but has since closed permanently. The owners, Joe Hasler and Adrianna Fie, started their business in 2013 with the mission of making European brands of quality accessible to the American market.
Many of the items that interest me are sold out but listings for such things are accompanied by a notify me when back in stock option. Nontheless, F+F is an excellent online resource for discovering European brands. Here are some covetable items from my wish list.
market basket // Iris Hantverk table brush // Papier d’Armenie ceramic burner // Papier d’ Armenie sampler box // Georges Lalo stationery
Inge Glass Champagne ornament // Clairefontaine classic notebook // Filt market tote // Kessy Beldi glasses
VERDIER Manufacture Laguiole cheese knives // olive oil can
copper ladle // VERDIER Manufacture Laguiole steak knives // Inge Glass glass croissant ornament // Charvet Editions dish towel
fruit basket // Charvet Editions table runner // Cereria Intona baguette candle // butter dish