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Sebastian KaufmannSebastian 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.

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Introducing Kaufmann

The idea for Kaufmann Mercantile was sparked when a plastic stapler appeared on my desk ...

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On Life, Well Lived

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

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Happy Earth Day

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

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5 Things I’ve Learned

When you turn half a decade, you take stock (and a deep breath). All the triumphs! All the ...

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Our Very First Customer

While prepping for KM’s fifth birthday, I went back into our system to find the very first ...

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Our New Customer Accounts

We’re launching customer accounts today! For all you frequent and loyal shoppers, this will ...

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Ringing in the New Year

In 2013, we invested considerable time and resources into revamping our website and ...

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The More Things Change…

As a young and fast growing company, change is part of the everyday here at KM while at ...

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ABS Cheese Grater

You’re either reading this because you wonder how exactly this product fits into our ...

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On Not Selling Out

Frequent visitors to our store know that we very rarely offer discounts. Today, on Cyber ...

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Our Store Turns 2!

Two years ago today we launched our online store with eight products. Adding an average ...

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Bye Blog. Hello References!

We wanted to let you know that we redesigned our blog, giving it the newer, and we think ...

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Vintage Oak Board

Thin cutting boards are used in Germany as a plate, especially for breakfast, or ...

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Whisk Broom

For something with no other purpose than to sweep away dirt ...

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New Year

One of my New Year’s resolutions is to make better decisions. To stay on track, I’m reading ...

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Organic Cotton

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

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Aluminum Cup

For many household products, aluminum was the standard before plastic ...

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Aluminum Ice Cube Tray

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

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