Calling All Floret Flower Farm Lovers

Calling All Floret Flower Farm Lovers

Have you heard of Floret Flower Farm? We believe you are either a fan….or a soon to be fan once you check them out! Erin Benzakein and her family run a flower farm in Washington’s Skagit Valley that looks straight out of a storybook. She frequently posts...
Meet The Leathermaker: Stephanie

Meet The Leathermaker: Stephanie

STEPHANIE leatherworker (McKinney, TX)   As we mentioned in our last post,  we went on a bit of an adventure to find the leatherworker who could make the item we wanted for our winter BROWN BOX. However, when we found Stephanie we knew we found the right person. She...
A Mix Of Geppetto And Santa’s Workshops…

A Mix Of Geppetto And Santa’s Workshops…

One of the most common questions we are asked is how we find the craftspeople who make the items for BROWN BOX. At Folkway Design and Wares Co., we love the stories behind each maker as much as their items, and this one takes the cake.  We were in need of a...
Meet The Maker: Marybeth

Meet The Maker: Marybeth

MARYBETH woodworker and craftsperson (Grand Marais, MN) “My process begins by walking into the woods along the dogsledding trail near my cabin wearing snowshoes and mukluks, carrying a saw in my hand and pulling a sled. My background as an ecologist and forester...
There’s Only One Way To Start A Proper Fire…

There’s Only One Way To Start A Proper Fire…

There’s only one way to start a proper fire…at least that’s what our grandfather taught us growing up. Three pieces of rich pine with newspaper in the middle…very calculated…almost as if it was a formula. The process lasted about the...