Tarica Navarro has an appreciation for handmade things. Or, even if they aren’t homemade, well-made things.
After years in Los Angeles and New York, as well as frequent trips to Thailand to visit her parents, Navarro moved to Austin to open a kitchen and home store called Kettle & Brine. The shop reflects Navarro’s love of utility and minimalist design, with everything from wooden spoons to high-end Staub cast iron cookware. You can find coffee-making gear from the Austin-based Coffee Sock, but Navarro also sells high-end French presses from Espro, a DIY gin-making kit, coasters, candlesticks and napkins made from hand-printed fabric.
Navarro sells products made by a number of local artisans, including plates, bowls and other ceramics from Foxware owner Lindsey Wohlgemuth and leather bowls from Canoe designer Natalie Davis. She’s selling salts from Oregon’s Jacobsen Salt, teas from the Brooklyn-based Bellocq, and products from a handful of international makers.
The 1,500-square-foot store at 908 W. 12th St. opened last week. Kettle & Brine is open from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. You can find out more by going to kettleandbrine.com or calling 512-375-4239.