Tools for Occasions
Whether you are enjoying some tea alone in a sunny window or welcoming those unexpected visitors at your door, a well-made object gives value to the otherwise mundane. A rich life is in the details. The Keephouse line of housewares combines my original patterns with functional forms to create tools for everyday living. From linen textiles that give your house warmth to birch serving trays that help extend hospitality to those you've gathered around your table, everyday moments can be made special with objects that are beautiful, functional and well made.
Home found me on the Eastern Shore of Nova Scotia. From the windows in my studio I can see the Atlantic Ocean and in a few steps my toes can be wading in her cool waters. My world is filled with neighbours overflowing with rural charm and a husband that is full of creative ingenuity and has a passion for tinkering. The tides of daily life shift between inward and outward gestures. It's in this space that I live and create. The simple beauty and geometry in the shore's landscape combine with my modern sensibilities and result in Coastal inspiration, re-imagined.
Alissa Kloet has been designing home goods under the brand Keephouse since 2012. Her love of pattern led her to Sheridan College to study Textiles. Upon graduating she went on to receive a Bachelor of Fine Arts at Nova Scotia College of Art and Design. She lives and works in Seaforth, Nova Scotia - a small town that crawls along the shoreline of the Atlantic Ocean.