The Mary Judge Olive Oil Dish was my very first product ever!
After seeing it in a magazine overseas in 2000, I was inspired and rushed to the airport, on a plane for NYC to call every M.Judge I could find in the phone book. It was the days before everyone had a mobile phone and phone books were a brick with thousands of pages.
So there I was near my Soho hotel on a lovely Spring day, standing in a phone booth flicking through the phone book looking for M.Judge. I had a fist full of quarters and was ready to make as many calls as required to track down my Mary.
Lucky for me, the first call I made was to a sweet nun who was certain the next M.Judge on the list was the one I needed and she was right. Mary and I hit it off right away, and had a lovely afternoon sipping tea in her East Village home, where we struck a deal to make me the distributor of her olive oil dishes in Australia.
Jump to September 2020, while cleaning up in preparation for new arrivals, I found 25 of these little beauties. They are like usable art really. For a bit of The Source Homewares history, you can now buy one at our online shop.