'Eesome' is an obsolete English word meaning 'Pleasent on the eye'.
Eesome is an online second-hand store offering carefully selected and highly curated homeware smalls for the modern home and conscious consumer. All items on the site are second-hand and are individually hand sourced from around Europe.
As consumers, shopping second-hand is the best thing we can do for our environment, putting minimum strain on the worlds resources by reusing what already exists. But we know that shopping second-hand can be time consuming and frustrating. For these reasons, Eesome aims to make it just as easy for people to buy second-hand as it is to buy brand new. They strongly believe that change can happen through small adjustments to the way we live and the way we consume.
The shop was born from a deep interest in sourcing and learning about old wares, understanding the story they tell about the time they were made and the journey they have taken. Wherever possible, they research the history and stories of the items found, giving the customers a deeper understanding and connection to the items they purchase. With items ranging from small studio pottery pieces, to larger vintage collectables, Eesome has a price range that can suit everyone.
Kintsugi project from Eesome:
‘Nearly Whole’ is a range of broken ceramics from Eesome, fixed using the 500 year old Japanese technique of Kintsugi.
As well as vintage ceramics, Eesome has partnered with friend and local ceramisist Kana London, turning devastating breaks into beautiful new pieces with new value.
Items will be available to purchase through their website in the new year.
This is a project aimed at prolong the life of household ceramics once they have broken. The project borrows the ethos and process of Kintsugi, in which a break in an item is celebrated with a precious golden join. The breaks become part of the items history and future story, the broken item is given new value and purpose. The technique is closely connected with the Japanese philosophy Wabi-Sabi, finding beauty in imperfection.
At a time when people are becoming more environmentally conscious, and attitudes are changing towards mass-production, consumption and waste, reusing and re-purposing are valuable actions. Kintsugi offers a creative solution to discarding sentimental or functional items. Eesome hopes to draw attention to our throw away culture, and start a conversation about solutions for change.