Why are we smiling?
HANK by Henry is a collaborative effort between designer Allison Henry and chef Edward Ross. After what began as a happy accident during another project in the winter of 2012 – Allison launched a small collection of wildly painted chopsticks and began selling them at local craft shows. Her mission soon became clear and it wasn’t long before Ed joined in. In the name of culinary culture, the two of them have since been bringing people together one brightly painted chopstick at a time.
“Our chopsticks are made by hands – not machines. They are crafted in pairs with untreated hard woods known for their durability and resistance to warping or absorbing liquids. They are finished with five grains of sanding to achieve a smooth surface for eating and carefully finished with oil and bee’s wax for protection. Each pair is meticulously painted with understated details. Unique in their style, they are small objects of art.”