Haand Blog

Savory Mediterranean Inspired Dips
Over the past year, when parties have been more of a memory of simpler times than present reality, I have reminisced and scratched the itch for a snack meal by making my favorite crackers and savory, Mediterranean-inspired dips—a briny, salty...
Haand at Home: Using Haand Platters as Jewelry Displays
Using platters on your dresser is a great  way to bring Haand into your bedroom and creates a tidy, unique way to organize and display your jewelry. 
Perfect Crackers
Is there any meal better than an unapologetic snack meal? I am not referring to hastily devoured protein bar to compensate for a skipped lunch, rather I am thinking of evenings spent at parties where I intentionally abstain from eating...
#HaandAtHome Contest
Where Do Your Haand Pieces Live? Haand works great in the kitchen, don’t get us wrong. Mugs and plates are sculptural pieces in the cabinet, on the countertop, even in the dishwasher. But it’s a shame to relegate the beauty...
Mono No Aware
Objects have structure and purpose regardless of who possesses them. They have form and meaning, with or without human touch. The sense of an object’s timelessness or timeliness— and the bittersweet pleasure we take in owning objects that may exist...
Sweet Potato and Chickpea Chaat
A delicious salad which has the flavors of an Indian street side chaat. Chaat typically refers to a savory snack that is usually served in the road side stalls in India. They are easy to make and with a little...
Introducing the Skali Coupe Collection
These plates were modeled after the simple, red terracotta plates you see by the hundreds in history museums in Rome. When designing these plates, I wanted them to look like they were made by hand by someone without access to...
Celebrating 9 Years at Haand
This month marks 9 years of business for Haand! A lot has changed since we first started, but much has stayed the same, too.  Haand started as a partnership between Chris and I- it grew out of a friendship that...
Roasted Beetroot + Orange Salad
The beauty of simplicity lies in the fact that by stripping away what is unnecessary,  everything that remains is intentional. Coming out of the decadence of the holiday  season, a time for revelry and indulgence, I find myself craving the...
What is a Second?
A “second quality” piece (i.e right below first quality). These are pieces we produce throughout the year that have a slight flaw but are still perfectly functional. They may be slightly different in color or glossier than intended- they might...
In Stock Favorites
2020 was a hell of a year. We learned a lot of hard lessons and have gone through some major changes in how we run our business. One of the biggest, brightest things we learned, thankfully, is that we have...
Wabi-Sabi
“Wabi-Sabi” The term wabi-sabi, like the labels “natural” or “mindful,” gets a lot of use these days. In its most reductive sense, wabi-sabi is a Japanese aesthetic philosophy of imperfection. There’s an undeniable comfort to seeing a human touch on...
Create 3 Flavorful Side Dishes with Tadka
Tadka is an Indian style infused oil with spices. Most Indian recipes use the tadka to give flavor to the dish. Whole spices like mustard seeds, cumin seeds, whole dried chilies are very common in a tadka. You can also...
Gluten-free Shortbread with Toasted Nuts
The end of 2020 is drawing near, and while holiday festivities may look different this  year than they have in years past, I find myself leaning into some traditions with a  newfound earnestness. With the idea of hygge in mind,...
Hygge
When it gets dark in winter at 5 PM— or earlier, depending on where you are— it’s a challenge to keep away the sundown scaries. The chill of short days, the thought of soft summer T-shirts, or the emptiness of...
An Interview with Preethi Venkatram
 Preethi Venkatram is the creator of the Vegan Pumpkin Soup recipe we shared, and she kindly agreed to answer some of my questions. She has an amazing food blog at Cooking with Pree and on social media @cookingwithpree I...
Rustic Butternut Squash + Apple Tart with Brown Butter + Sage
Darling November / The month of butternut squash / Making dreams come true. Yes, I did write a haiku for an autumnal vegetable. The month of November always toys with my emotions, with the weather vacillating between warm and cool, the foliage showing off...
The Perfect Gift
From the very beginning of Haand we knew that an object made with care, intention, and love will shine when placed next to a similar mass produced object. That’s because the skill and dedication of our 15 employees comes through...
Start a New Tradition with Hestia Nesting Bowls
It’s no surprise that we are all going to have to be a little more flexible when it comes to the holidays this year. Smaller gatherings, different locations or new menu selections will require that we deviate from the tried...
Vegan Pumpkin Soup
DetailsServes – 3 to 4  Prep time – 5 minutes  Cook time – 45 minutes    Ingredients5 Heaping cups of roughly chopped pumpkin (1 Small Pumpkin of any edible variety should work) 1 onion chopped  1 small potato  3 to...