Pirum is the Latin word for pear; it refers to the edible fruit that grows both in summer and in winter. Amongst thousands of varieties, pears have two distinct origins: the common pear tree (Pyrus communis L.), originally from the Middle East, or the Chinese pear tree (Pyrus sinensis), from Central Asia, which belongs to the Rosaceae family. If the former was cultivated under the Roman Empire, the latter can be traced back to China 6,000 years ago. Typically narrow at the stalk and wider towards the base, the pear comes in a range of colours – green, brownish-green, yellow or red – and more surprising even, in a dark, heirloom variety, known as the black Worcester pear.
Uniting both lineages in a singular perfume, the scented candle depicts the juicy, black fruit: its sweet, slightly gritty flesh is both firm and voluptuous.
These picture frames are a charming way to showcase treasured photos of your loved ones. Conveniently sized to sit on a mantel or bedside table, these frames are crafted from semi-precious, hand-polished agate. The name Obra comes from the Portuguese for “workmanship”; the quality of these frames is unparalleled.
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Fluid and elegant, bold and functional, Göran Hongell's Aarne barware collection epitomizes timeless style that transcends the trends of the moment. Aarne barware quickly became the standard for essential barware in the 1950's, and it remains just as essential today. To mark Iittala’s 100th Glassware Anniversary in 1981, Aarne was brought back in production with additional glasses for champagne and whisky. In 1988, Aarne won the American Table Top Award.
Love~The tomato, a berry of the Solanaceae family, is one of the most popular fruits in the world. Few people know that it was first grown in South America, and that its name comes from the Inca “tomalt”. Sweet and fleshy, whether in the fruit basket or veggie pot, the tomato agrees with our palates, but not all palates agree on how to pronounce it. I say tomato…
These Kartio tumblers design by Kaj Franck. The Kartio glassware series channels the pure essence of Franck’s philosophy into what was an object of continuous fascination for the artist: the everyday drinking glass. Striking the perfect balance between material and geometric form, the Kartio tumbler from 1958 is a legendary design beyond any trend. The wide and versatile color palette perfectly represents Iittala’s knowledge of colored glass. Simple yet durable design.