It’s been awhile since I’ve shared an replace about what’s taking place over at Casa Zuma. The explanation? Effectively, seems that operating a direct-to-consumer merchandise model whereas additionally operating this web site makes for a actually busy schedule. It doesn’t go away as a lot time as I’d like for reflection—however a lot has been taking place behind the scenes that I needed to pop in and share just a few summer time updates with you guys.
First, a fast recap of the final 8 months since launch—it’s been a whirlwind. I’ve met numerous unbelievable makers and artists, packed a whole bunch of orders with our staff, designed packaging, acted as product designer/chief advertising officer/customer support rep—it’s been a loopy busy time however so inspiring and enjoyable. I dove in headfirst, and although it typically seems like a lot, I additionally really feel like I’m proper the place I have to be.
Do we have it all figured out? Not even close—but my intention for this brand is to bring you guys the most special, inspiring, creative pieces that elevate your everyday. And that pursuit has meant that, at times, I’ve had to let go of perfection, understanding that we’ll hold dialing it in as we go. As with all new enterprise, it’s required lots of persistence and studying to belief the method. One of many largest challenges of working with handmade items from international locations world wide is that lead occasions will be lengthy—we’re working instantly with our artisans to design and develop new items which can be unique to Casa Zuma, so the journey from idea to really having the product in hand is a months-long course of.
SO, the products in our summer collection are items I’ve been working on and waiting for for months, and I can’t wait to finally show you! Here are my top 7 picks from our spring collection. Head over to CasaZuma.com to buy all of them at this time.
Solstice Mugs (on-line at this time!)
Aaah I’ve been ready to share our latest mug with you guys! Our first mug bought out extremely quick, so I couldn’t be extra excited to share the most recent in our assortment, The Solstice Mug. Thrown by hand in Los Angeles by our associates at LA Clay, that is the comfortable, no-handle mug I attain for to begin (or finish) my day—it’s simply good. I even use the large measurement as a pen holder on my desk. They’re on-line at this time, so seize yours earlier than this primary drop sells out.
Discovered Dough Bowls
I’ve collected classic picket dough bowls myself for years, and so they’re one of many gadgets in my dwelling you guys ask me about on a regular basis. So, I’m thrilled to lastly convey you these one-of-a-kind hand-carved dough bowls fabricated from reclaimed wooden. I exploit this as a catch-all for keys within the entryway, or I fill it with citrus for a easy centerpiece. That is the time to embrace a wabi-sabi aesthetic—each single one in all these is completely different, so embrace the ingredient of shock!
Sharing Bowl (on-line at this time!)
Our new ceramic serving bowl was impressed by the one I exploit nearly each evening on the dinner desk for grains or roasted veggies, served family-style. Handmade in Los Angeles by our associates at LA Clay, it’s completely sized for sharing any aspect dish. These are actually particular with a stupendous speckling within the glaze that I simply adore.
Casa Zuma Linen Apron
We’ve been engaged on our signature linen apron for awhile, and now—I principally dwell on this one. Outsized entrance pockets home tongs and towels, and the Japanese-style crossback retains it easy—no ties or buckles to take care of. Handmade by artisans in Lithuania, this 100% linen crossback apron is thick sufficient to totally defend from stains and spills whereas protecting you breezy sufficient for summer time nights.
Sharing Platter (Online Today!)
Our new handmade ceramic serving platter is made in Los Angeles by our associates at LA Clay, and it’s in all probability essentially the most versatile serving piece in my kitchen. It’s completely sized for roast rooster, grilled fish, and veggies—and it additionally occurs to make an important platter for heat chocolate chip cookies. The three muted colours are all fairly good, however the robin’s egg blue particularly makes me swoon.
Linen Table Throw in “Natural Sand”
Meet the newest color in our incredibly popular linen table throw: Pure Sand (aka my new favourite!) It’s ethically-made in Lithuania of heavyweight linen, and we designed it to toss casually over any-sized desk. I normally embrace the linen’s pure wrinkles for a glance that’s laid again and by no means fussy.
Sabré Flatware in Ivory
Because you guys love our teak flatware as a lot as I do, I’ve been dying to introduce a brand new colour to the gathering—meet our new Ivory Sabré Flatware! These are made in France, and for these of you who can’t fairly get on board with a wood-handle silverware set, this sturdy acrylic deal with is for you. They arrive in a set of 4 (one full place setting), and embody the informal method to setting the desk that’s so my vibe.