Their "goods" come in the following categories; home + table, clothing + accessory, jewelery, apothecary + bath, paper + office plus gift cards. So essentially they have all aspects of daily life covered. The gift cards never expire or lose value. Reading that put an instant smile on my face. Such a thing is far away from the usual commercial machine. There is a sense of true sharing and exchange taking place here.
Upon reading through each of the categories on The Details tab of their website my fondness grows even further. Founder Anne Seally has a pure and simple philosophy for Task, one that mirrors mine almost exactly. She writes "Objects are the tools that bring meaning to our daily rituals, and living with objects we love can make us happy. When well designed, they survive year after year and age with grace." When we fill our homes and tasks with objects crafted with love we enhance our lives. <3
Images: ℅ Task website / cover photo is a screen shot from their blog "The Poetry of material things"