365 Objects Of Design, In the kitchen, Volume II

Objects of Design #21: Sycamore Cheese Board

21st March 2013
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sycamore cheeseboard from Folklore

sycamore cheeseboard from Folklore

Boards that can double up for both bread and cheese are always popular in this house and I particuarly love the leather handle and pleasing curves of this one. In addition to the colour-blocked edge, it comes with that blue crescent which fixes to the wall so that you can hang the board up thus saving precious space at the same time.

I have to say that I choose this board before I actually looked at the price and now that I have picked myself back up off the floor, I realise that I, for one, won’t be buying this, despite its undoubted beauty. Having said that, this Folklore shop is worth a browse.

It was set up by Danielle Reid and her husband Rob, who believed in the simple idea that better living is possible through design.

Reid says: “Folklore curates mindful design for home and life. We source a selection of goods that are created with care and made to last. Our range includes homewares, furniture, lighting, art and lifestyle goods.

“We work with brilliant designers and makers. We look for craftsmanship, quality, simplicity and durability in all of our products. Some are handmade, antique or made from recycled or found materials. Others are easily recyclable at the end of their life. All are made in an environmentally mindful way.”

Which goes some way towards explaining the prices. Anyway, if you have a few minutes going spare, there are some very beautiful pieces here.


The cheeseboard is, ahem, £150 which explains why, when you started to read this and you thought “ooh don’t see much sycamore wood about”.



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