JUDGE FOR YOURSELF
When I was 5, my Mother hand-hammered these napkin holders
in a class at the Roycroft Studios in East Aurora.
After each class, she showed me how carefully she had to strike pieces of heavy gauge copper with a special hammer that left a textured design in the metal—
then make the edge design—using a different hammer.
My life-long curiosity about the quality of home products was launched.
My journey? EXCITING!
EVERYDAY HOME ESSENTIALS: HOW DO WE KNOW IF THEY’RE GOOD?
Currently, few essentials are excellent, some are good, many are less-than-good.
Less-than-good quality essentials are the result of raw materials and production standards determined by each manufacturer; and today’s flawed consumerism thrives on questionable quality, lack of label transparency, deceptive advertising
and brand-biased web-sites.
Consumers are fooled by twisted opinions of the truth. Most cannot discern quality differences: most think they can.
My mission is to provide unbiased, timeless standards of quality entrusted to me by international experts for glassware, dinnerware, flatware, cookware, serve-ware and furniture: essentials we can’t live without, yet know little about.
The synthesis of raw materials and production methods is explained for each category. Please refer to this information the way you refer to your favorite cookbook: However—Wherever— Whenever —you need it!
Humbled by 50 years of uncommon global interaction with customers, students,
suppliers and technical experts, this is my moment in time and space to give
voice to irrefutable standards of quality consumers can apply to all everyday essentials.
Consumers will develop confidence to JUDGE FOR THEMSELVES.
Pat Breen: EYEWITNESS TO QUALITY