HOPE STATE SUPPLY is a curated line of tiny luxuries and meditative art for simple living, inspired by the people, places and spaces I have encountered in my 7 years of writing this blog. All items are handmade by me in Portland, ME and Newport, RI. Visit my Etsy store to browse the latest items. Wholesale inquiries, please email hopestatestyle [at] gmail [dot] com.

The Monkey’s Fist Keychain

Traditionally tied at the end of a rope to make it easier to throw, the Monkey’s Fist knot has assisted mariners coming ashore for centuries. When coupled with a handsome brass keyring, it makes a fitting little reminder of the joy of arriving at home. This polished update on an old classic is handmade in genuine leather, solid brushed brass, and a hidden glass bead that gives the keychain a pleasing and balanced weight. Each piece has a luxurious hand and an elegant appeal, making it equally at home on city streets and coastal wharves.

Tiny Birch House Collage Series

One part stationery, one part work of art, each 5×7 notecard is handmade from ethically collected New Hampshire birch bark, and is completely unique. Layers of bark are carefully peeled apart to reveal a surprising range of colors, which are then playfully juxtaposed in a row of tiny, house-like slivers reminiscent of neighborhoods visited, from Paros to Reykjavik, Newport to San Juan. Includes an envelope and clear plastic sleeve for each card.