Sebastian Kaufmann

Sebastian Kaufmann

Sebastian grew up in Germany with an interest in the outdoors, design, science, art, film, cooking, architecture, free climbing, snowboarding and surfing. He founded Kaufmann Mercantile after working for ten years in the production of film and music videos – the last seven of those in Los Angeles. He also lived in Spain and Australia.

STORIES BY Sebastian Kaufmann

ReadAluminum Cup’s History

Aluminum Cup’s History

by Sebastian Kaufmann

For many household products, aluminum was the standard before plastic

ReadHappy Earth Day

Happy Earth Day

by Sebastian Kaufmann

Dear Earth, six years ago, I launched Kaufmann Mercantile when a flimsy plastic

ReadOn Life, Well Lived

On Life, Well Lived

by Sebastian Kaufmann

Fall is here, and I’m carrying over a sense of summer into the new season. There’s

ReadFinding an Aluminum Ice Cube Tray

Finding an Aluminum Ice Cube Tray

by Sebastian Kaufmann

When I found this 1950s aluminum ice cube tray, I imagined a wealthy Palm Springs

ReadDiscussing Stainless Steel

Discussing Stainless Steel

by Sebastian Kaufmann

Stainless steel has brought such vast changes to industries such as automotive, aviation

ReadThe Culture of Organic Cotton

The Culture of Organic Cotton

by Sebastian Kaufmann

Cotton has a long history of being an immensely destructive crop, both

ReadBakelite

Bakelite

by Sebastian Kaufmann

The production of synthetic plastics began in 1907 with the invention of Bakelite

ReadLearn About Wooden Snowshoes

Learn About Wooden Snowshoes

by Sebastian Kaufmann

Fresh powder snow doesn’t just look beautiful, it also swallows noise, making everything

ReadPurposeful Wax Paper

Purposeful Wax Paper

by Sebastian Kaufmann

Some claim that Thomas Edison invented wax paper, but it is more likely that

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