"Sexy" Slate from Brooklyn February 13, 2015 08:00

Someone said to me the other day that tableware was "sexy" and I cringed. Sexiness is not something I often associate with objects for serving food. But in the case of Brooklyn Slate, maybe there's a little truth to that term.

The slabs of slate are a honed, gray/black color. They somehow have the ability to make everyday cheddar from the grocery store look chic paired with a messy stack of crackers.

Of course fancier, artisinal cheeses look great too. And you can encourage your guests to sample new varieties of cheese by writing the names near each piece using the soapstone pencil included with each board.

In addition to their transformative powers, the boards also have a great back story. Brooklyn Slate was founded in 2009 by graphic designer Sean Tice and Parsons graduate student Kristy Hadeka.

Slate runs in Hadeka's family. Her father runs a slate quarry in upstate New York, passed down from her grandfather. After visiting her family's quarry, Tice and Hadeka brought back some slate remnants to use as all-purpose boards at their home in Brooklyn. The boards quickly caught on with their friends, and Brooklyn Slate was born.

Get the full story from this great video by CamLin Productions and Brooklyn Slate.

Brooklyn Slate serving boards and accessories are in stock now at Wander. With prices under $50 they make a sweet gift for yourself or a friend! Additional sizes also available as a special order. Email hello@wandertruck.com for more information.

Images courtesy of Brooklyn Slate (www.brooklynslate.com).