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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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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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One Day Only!

Those who have been with us for a while know that we don’t mark down our products. ...

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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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Earth Day 2012

Three flights up on the roof of our offices at Brooklyn Fireproof East, a farm is breaking ...

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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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Obsessions

A few of our current fixations, from Stapler of the Week and more ...

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Organic Cotton

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

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Happy Dead Presidents

Thanks to all you presidents for the day off! ...

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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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