Sebastian Kaufmann is CEO and founder of the New York-based online retailer, Kaufmann Mercantile. Originally conceived as a blog, Sebastian's strategic vision has led the company's growth to a full-scale e-commerce brand, offering the finest made products from over 300 of the world's best manufacturers in more than 20 countries. The company's dedication to sourcing and selling ethically-made and hand-picked items carries across in its careful consideration and selection criteria, as well as its commitment to telling the stories of those who made them. Prior to founding Kaufmann Mercantile, Sebastian co-founded music video and commercial film production company Draw Pictures, where he helmed the company as CEO. In addition, he founded feature film development company Six Neighborhood Films in 2003.
"By the purveyors of the masterfully curated online store with the
same name, their first endeavor in print is a huge success."
"This book will empower anyone to take on a do-it-yourself project, as it includes step-by-step guide on everything from cleaning cast iron pans to brewing the perfect cup of coffee to repairing a flat bicycle tire. There are how-to's for kitchen, outdoor, home, gardening, and grooming projects and tasks, meaning your recipient will feel grateful for your gift the next time a dilemma strikes."
- Sports Illustrated Online
"It's not always practical to drop our workaday worries for a trip into the woods, so you might find it worthwhile to bring the "simple pleasures" inside. It's also a lot easier. Fording a stream is dangerous; reading about it from the comfy corner of your three-piece sectional is not. But the Kaufmann Mercantile Guide is not merely an SAS Survival Guide for the craft set: caring for raw denim, soap-making, and gutting fish are just a few of the old-timey skills that'll get you through the artisanal apocalypse."
- Amazon Book Review