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Friday, December 23, 2016
We love gifts that can be used every day; beautiful objects that also serve a purpose, while transforming daily rituals.
Georg Jensen's lovely Helena Tea Egg, designed by Spanish jewelry designer Helena Rohner, is graceful and really does feel like jewelry in the hand. its the perfect gift for the tea lover in your life.
|Helena Tea Egg $50|
Alvar Aalto's iconic series of glass vases from 1936 was inspired by the waves in water, its Scandinavian origin makes it feel at home in the Pacific Northwest. The Salmon pink adds a nice touch of color to our sometimes gray winters.
|Aalto Vase from ittala, $175.|
The oiled walnut Antipasti tongs by Side-by-Side are not only the perfect hostess gift, but they have a humanitarian edge; they are produced in German workshops employing the disabled.
Friday, December 16, 2016
Tear Drop Table Lamp:
Scaled to the size of the human heart. This ball of light is trapped inside a hard transparent glass. Designed by Japanese artist/ designer Tokujin Yoshioka who has had museum exhibits world wide including the MoMA.
|Tear Drop Table Lamp $580.00|
Arne Jacobsen 5 piece set:
This modern set of cutlery was created by the genius Scandinavian architect it was named after. His simple approach to design can be seen in this timeless composition.
The Stone Lamp:
Stone Lamp adds more than just light to a room, it casts a beautiful soft glow. Danish duo Norm Architects set out to reexamine the lamp, with the intention of designing a piece to light the home like candlelight.
|Menu Stone lamp $250.00|
Bookworm Hand Bookmark:
This is the perfect stalking stuffer for the bookworm in your family. The solid metal bookmark is in etched brass and created by designer extraordinaire Tom Dixon.
Tom Dixon book mark $ 17.00
Arne Jacobsen Coasters:
This set of 6 steel coasters is minimal, modern and elegant. The coasters were created by the genius Scandinavian architect they were named after as well. Perfect for entertaining or as a stalking stuffer for him.
|Stelton coasters $70.00|
Thursday, December 8, 2016
I love the Twist Family cutlery set from Alfredo Häberli for Georg Jensen. The adorable family is based on sketches from Häberli and includes little Lily Twist, Emma Twist, Jack Knife, and Oli Twist. I find these delightful and perfect for the little eaters in your life.
|$95 for set of 4/ Stainless Steel, dishwasher safe|
Winters are dark in the Northwest and this lovely lantern from Juniper Design will light your way through the dark. Inspired by miners' lamps of the 19th Century England, the M Lamp from designer David Irwin, are fully of the 21st Century. The LED light is rechargeable and has a 360 degree rotating head. Get your limited edition hand polished copper while supplies last.
|$500, limited edition copper|
Patricia Urquiola's talent knows no bounds. The elegant collection, Urkiola, for Georg Jensen proves her worth once again. The candleholder is made from several blades of steel joined together. For this collection Georg Jensen experimented with a new finish, a rose gold-colored element with silver.
|$190, Rose gold and silver finish available|
It's been almost 20 years since Antonio Citterio designed the Tools Collective for Iittala. However, the pieces are still timeless in their design and comfortable in the hand. This is a gift for any cake maker or pie baker or simply a fan of eating these treats.
|$60, Stainless Steel, dishwasher safe|
Also thinking about the chef in your life, the HAY Rhom Trivet by Shane Schneck is a must have. It's made from silicone and is indestructible and stylish all at the same time. Available in many colors that will pop in any kitchen. It's a trivet that might compete with the dish you'll be serving it with.
|$20, many colors available|