Desk-bound travelers with limited vacation time can still tour the world by visiting Flotsam + Fork, a new global home goods and kitchenwares store in South Minneapolis.
Flotsam + Fork spent years building a cult following online and hosting blue moon pop-ups at St. Genevieve and Lowry Hill Meats before its owners made the brick-and-mortar leap to a bustling block in Powderhorn. Their new neighbors include Blackeye Roasting Co., Covet Consign & Design, the Chicago Avenue Fire Arts Center, and takeout barbecue temple Smoke in the Pit.
Unlike the more familiar brands carried at Cooks of Crocus Hill (All Clad, Le Creuset, Lodge, etc.), F+F is a shrine to the curious European finds of its founders, Adrianna Fie and Joe Hasler. The couple is especially fond of French goods, including ceramic Papier d’Arménie Paris incense burners, throw pillows produced at Olivades’ old-school factory in Provençal, handsome knife sets from Opinel, and delicate washed-linen towels by the century-old Charvet Editions. Also available: handsome espresso cups, contemporary watering cans, and flower vases by Germany’s Hedwig Bollhagen Keramik; handwoven market baskets from Morocco; Swedish horsehair brushes for bath time and baking; and even more dish towels, only these are made in the Mühlviertel region of Northern Austria by a company that’s been around more than 180 years.
Mom, if you’re reading this and wondering what we want for Christmas, you know what to do.
Flotsam + Fork
3730 Chicago Ave., Minneapolis, MN; 612-823-5799.