these chic little receptacles, like pets and lovers, come to express their owners over time. give them their personal space and they develop what the Japanese call wabi-sabi. polish them regularly and they will retain spankin' spiffy quality!
care: surface will tarnish or patina over time and are characteristics of the unadulterated materials used. we love the patina that happens over time but if you're in the mood to polish traditional methods of cleaning metals include rubbing with a mixture of a slight abrasive material (salt, sugar, or baking soda) and an acidic liquid (lemon, juice or tamarind paste). use natural ingredients when polishing items you'll use to store food.