She is the eyes, and he, the hands. Craft couple Lori and Eric Wright combine a wealth of travel and life experience into their housewares studio, ME Speak Design. Both from the South, the Wrights pull inspiration from their rural home in North High Shoals, Georgia, along with Lori’s Japanese heritage, to create inspired, handcrafted pieces. Minimalist vibes emanate from a variety of materials and textures—charred white-oak ramen spoons, copper chopsticks, brass cheese knives all reflect a functional, rooted aesthetic. The duo’s elegant hand-forged cocktail spoons snagged the runner-up spot in the Home division of Garden and Gun’s 2017 Made in the South Awards. 

For more, visit mespeakdesign.com. Photography courtesy of ME Speak Design.