A few weeks back, the owner of newly opened Chicago-based shop Moth sent us an email: “All of our offerings are carefully curated from frequent trips abroad, and many of the brands are not available anywhere else in the US,” wrote Catherine Becker, and we stopped reading and immediately clicked through to the site. Upon closer examination of the Japanese and Nordic wares on offer, we quickly fell in love with the shop’s small containers and bowls from nearly 90-year-old Japanese woodworking company Hatashikkiten. To be filed under Small but Cheerful Storage, here’s what we’re coveting.
Above: The bowls can be stacked and restacked in different combinations. The retailer notes that the bowls are finished in a food-safe urethane and would make good salt, pepper, or spice containers; they’d also make handy little holders for small bathroom essentials, jewelry, or desk supplies.
More objects of our desire, for the kitchen and beyond: