Proprietor Binko Chiong-Bisbee selects artisan-made goods (fine housewares, accessories, and paper goods) with some Japanese flair.
Cylindrical Bowls, $340
The minimalist set will suit your artsy mother-in-law. Crafted from white porcelain, the duo nest inside one another and pull double duty for salad and dessert.
Desktop Calendar, $24
For the artist currently working a desk job, local letterpress team Benjamin Paul depicts retro amusement rides (the graceful loops of a Ferris wheel, carousel, and the Octopus) in monthly formation.
Dress the hipster’s little rascal in an adorable outfit bearing Matthew Porter’s peg-legged, gun-totin’, mustachioed pirate monkey. In black, of course.
Berry Dish, $16
The glazed white porcelain raspberry container will keep things fresh (and whimsical) for farmers market fans.
Collapsible Shopping Bag, $10
For your greener-than-thou little sis, a reusable tote offers a stylish solution to her plastic bag protest. Colorful carryalls tuck into themselves and can heave up to 25 pounds.
Kobo at Higo, 604 South Jackson Street, International District (206-381-3000).
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