While I was reading my daily dose of modern design bloggers, I can across this article about the Hug Salt & Pepper Shakers on Modern Self blog. Stylish, smart design and affordable at the same time, my kind of thing. Set on your table, it says to your roommates and guests that you appreciate them.
As an avid design fan, I knew about the HUG S/P for a while. But do not be fool but the whimsical character of the piece; this is truly a well-designed product. HUG is made from a collective of three guys based in New York called MINT. Alberto Mantilla, Anthony Baxter and Scott Henderson, the founders of MINT, are truly brilliant designers that value form and function. As the name MINT implies, they bring a refreshing style to everyday products.
I recommend the Hug Salt & Pepper Shakers to people that like to entertain with the casual luxury attitude. This is definitely a conversation piece. Everything from the MINT collection shares this feeling. You can look at it as a revival of the 60’s and 70’s cheerfulness but done in a more polished way.
The Salad Song Oil & Vinegar Cruets is another great piece from MINT. The MINT’S Vin-Eau Carafe may not please the purist wine lover but I like it. As I still prefer traditions when drinking wine, I will use the Vin-Eau Carafe to serve mineral water on my table. When I am preparing the event signature cocktail before my guests arrive, the Vin-Eau Carafe can be nice way to serve this welcome cocktail from a bar console.
The online store Follow Function published their interview with the designers of MINT. It tells the story about the birth of Hug Salt & Pepper Shakers, the first project of MINT, and how it is difficult for designers to find manufacturers in North America to produce and market their products.
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Link: to order MINT’s Hug Salt & Pepper Shakers from Room 6, a Canadian online store
Link: to order Salad Song Oil & Vinegar Cruets from Room 6
Link: learn more the story behind MINT and the making of the Hug Salt & Pepper Shakers
Via: Salt and Pepper Foverer Together on Modern Self blog