Backed by Will Smith and FabFitFun, OurPlace brings cookware and dinnerware direct to consumers

OurPlace Two of the new products available from startup direct to consumer cookware and dinnerware brand OurPlace The company’s initial line of dinnerware and cookware is manufactured in China and its glassware is manufactured in Thailand. But the two executives have plans to source its future collections from artisans living in emerging markets around the world. “Our next collection is sourced from Oaxaca,” says Tehrani. “The Oaxaca line… it’s artisans making things out of their home. They’re making everything by hand and there’s no sophisticated machinery to speak of.” The challenge, says Amir Tehrani, is to help these artisans begin producing products at scale, while staying true to the artisanal nature of the products. Ultimately, the idea is to educate …

Ashton Kutcher ‘freaked out’ after date found killed, Los Angeles court told

Actor testifies at trial of Hollywood Ripper, who is charged with murder of Ashley Ellerin in 2001 along with two others Ashton Kutcher told a Los Angeles jury on Wednesday that he was freaking out after learning that a young woman was found dead in Hollywood the day after he called at her home for a date. The former Two and a Half Men star was testifying as a witness at the trial of a man dubbed the Hollywood Ripper, who is charged with the murder of the young woman and two others. Kutcher said he arrived at the Hollywood bungalow of fashion design student Ashley Ellerin on 22 February 2001, after speaking to her by phone earlier that evening …