Kasumisou Gallery is a Menlo Park-based online retail business, owned by longtime Menlo Park residents Mark Rosasco and Clare Warner. For holiday purchases, they will be opening a pop-up shop for three days in December — December 8, 9, 10 from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm — at 1148 Chestnut (just behind Ace Hardware). Emails Clare:
“We sell high-quality specialty gifts and home décor items, exclusively sourced from small suppliers — small family- owned businesses and workshops, some of which employ the disadvantaged, such as the ladies who make our hand- smocked and hand-embroidered Princess Charming® dresses.
“With an interest in helping to preserve traditional craft skills, we support and promote the work of individual artists and craftspeople, and all of our products have a handmade component. Our products come primarily from suppliers in Southeast Asia, but we are developing suppliers who meet our criteria from other parts of the world, including the United States.
“In addition to supporting small suppliers and traditional crafts, we support schools and education related non-profits in the area through our Community Partners Program. Customers can designate a participating school or non-profit to receive 20% off pop-up shop purchases.
“Among the partners on our list are local education foundations and schools including MPAEF, LLEF (Las Lomitas), Ravenswood Education Foundation, and M-A Foundation for the Future, as well as non-profits such as Children’s Health Council, Ragazzi Boys Chorus, and Art in Action.”