Father and daughter Lance and Nikole Herriott live a long way apart – 3400 kilometres to be precise – but they work more closely together than most families.
Lance, living on the densely forested Vancouver Island, has been collecting fallen wood since the '70s. A few years ago he started transforming the finest pieces into wood-turned gifts for his daughter. But Nikole, a designer living in Toronto, could see in these hand-crafted, beautifully imperfect items something special; something worth showing the world.
So she made Herriott Grace, a selection of Lance's unique spoons, bowls, pedestals, serving boards, rolling pins, plates and more – every one different from the last and made by Lance from a hand-chosen piece of wood. Each only exists until they're sold, and then something new and unexpected will arrive. A small, rough-hewn concoction of maple, chestnut or yew, ready to find a place in your home.
Portrait: Michael Graydon