We recently spotted these nifty wool bowls by MIO at ICFF during New York Design Week. Even though they’re not new to the scene, we were so enamored by their cute design, we couldn’t help but feature them here on Inhabitat. The Philadelphia-based studio, run by brothers Jaime and Isaac Salm, puts a huge emphasis on not only sustainable materials, but supporting local businesses as well. The duo recruited one of the last remaining hat makers in the US to craft these 100% wool bowls, whose shapes, colors and materials are influenced by traditional millinery methods.
The bowls can be used in countless ways — they’re equally great as planter cozies, yarn storage bins, accessory bowls, and even containers for all your desktop clutter. And because wool is a versatile, continually self-renewing resource, the process by which the bowls are made consumes less than a tenth of what goes into making typical ceramic planters. The bowls are also biodegradable and compostable, too!