Serve cheese on cheese! This lovely slice of Swiss is made of a unique composite of acrylic resin and powdered bauxite, a mineral similar to marble. This gives it some of the same qualities a marble cheese board would have—if you chill it in the fridge ahead of time, it will keep your cheeses fresh and cool on the table for longer than a wooden board. One hole goes all the way through, for easy hanging. The board is entirely non-porous, so it won’t harbor bacteria or odors, and it doesn’t require any special cleaning or maintenance techniques. Just wash it with hot soapy water or put it in the dishwasher, and it’ll be safe and ready for use.
PLANT is an interdisciplinary design studio founded by Holly McWhorter and Bjarke Ballisager, a husband-and-wife team based in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Holly and Bjarke design all PLANT products either together or independently. They share a passion for green design practices, Scandinavian modern lines and a good sense of humor.
Holly is a native of Philadelphia but has been a die-hard New Yorker since 1993. Her additional professional background includes interior architecture and freelance writing, among other things.Bjarke, a native of Copenhagen, Denmark, is also a licensed architect. He comes to product design by way of a longtime passion for it.
"To the extent “Brooklyn” now designates more than a mere landmass, it means: small-batch production, urban husbandry, period facial hair, a fixed-gear bicycle, and “Girls.” And now, of course, you can’t travel to the bottom of the South China Sea without first passing through “the Brooklyn of the Malacca Strait,” or some equivalent." — The New York Times
Shopping local is more than a trend — it is the future of a sustainable economy. Studies show that when you purchase products from small local businesses, 68% of the profits go back into that business' local economy, creating more jobs, opportunity and growth. However, when you purchase items from a larger company, only 43% of the profits go back into the community — the rest is wasted on the bloat accrued by such a large entity and, ultimately, into the pockets of shareholders. Where would you rather put your dollars?