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.
Meaning 'no series' in Finnish, Iittala Sarjaton redefines the freedom of flexibility. Including a selection of everyday pieces, Sarjaton designs work just as beautifully alone as they do together. And just like all of Iittala's designs, Sarjaton is easy to combine with other pieces and series. Designed by Harri Koskinen, Lotta Olsson, Musuta 2012. Sarjaton is the result of collaboration between talented designers from fashion, product, graphic and digital design, all of whom share the same vision of interpreting Finnish traditions in a modern way.
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…