Author Archives: Sebastian Kaufmann

Ringing in the New Year

In 2013, we invested considerable time and resources into revamping our website and improving our logistics. As always, our goal was to better your experience with our company. Our efforts became a true lesson in how changes don’t always come … Continue reading


One Day Only!

Those who have been with us for a while know that we don’t mark down our products. Rather than engage in the hype that is Cyber Monday, we think there are better ways to show how much we value you.


The More Things Change…

As a young and fast growing company, change is part of the everyday here at KM, while at the same time we work to establish things that last.


Polypropylene & Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene (ABS) Cheese Grater

You’re either reading this because you wonder how exactly this product fits into our collection, or because you got excited, and were just about to make a purchase. If the latter: Our apologies, this product is not for sale at … Continue reading


Kaufmann Mercantile is Hiring

We’re growing and we’re looking for people to join our team. If you enjoy what we do, get excited about high quality products, and fit one of the below job descriptions, then we’d love to hear from you. Visit our … Continue reading


On A Mission, Without A Discount

  Frequent visitors to our store know that we very rarely offer discounts. Today, on Cyber Monday, the annual day of online discounts, might be a good time to explain why. We’d love to hear your thoughts at the end of … Continue reading


Making KM a warmer place. Or, how we got a new logo

This summer we took on Ian O’Neill, an industrial product design student from Rochester Institute of Technology, as a summer intern. On his very first day the otherwise very soft-spoken man told me frankly that he saw potential to improve … Continue reading


Our Store Turns 2!

Two years ago today we launched our online store with eight products. Adding an average of two products every week, we’re now at 223! But our goal hasn’t changed: To offer an alternative to the superfluous, to scratch beyond the surface, … Continue reading


Earth Day 2012: KM Looks Up (literally) To Make Brooklyn A Little Greener

On Sunday April 22nd , KM will donate 10% percent of sales to Ecostation: NY in support of their latest project, Farm-in-the-Sky. Three flights up on the roof of our offices at Brooklyn Fireproof East, a farm is breaking new ground.  Farm-in-the-Sky, … Continue reading


How is Kaufmann Mercantile Doing?

We would love to get your feedback on Kaufmann Mercantile.  Do you have time for a short call so we can hear your thoughts? What brought you to the store?  What do you like? What do you find lack-luster? How … Continue reading