KM started in 2009 as a blog, with essays on topics that included exploring materials, sustainability, and what goes in to making a better, higher quality product. In 2010, inspired by Sebastian Kaufmann’s search for a truly durable stapler, the online store opened as a direct counterpoint to today’s throwaway culture.
KM pioneered the concept of focusing solely on well designed, functional and durable every-day items, researching products and companies to find best in class, and then selecting only products made of natural materials. Our goal is to set a new, higher standard. We ask ourselves; “If I had only one hammer
… one coffee grinder
… one watering can
… which one would it be?”
from New York, NY
Invest in Quality. Own Things for Life.