LIghter than air and useful beyond belief, these cork bowls can hold any manner of sundries and can withstand a good drubbing as well. Clean up is a snap, too—all it takes is a little hot soapy water and good wipe down with a clean cloth.
55 percent linen, 33 percent cotton, 12 percent nylon
Wish you could tidy up small toys in one fell swoop? This canvas bag made from 100-percent cotton canvas is the solution. It opens to a 44-inch diameter so kids can easily find their favorite playthings. Then simply pull the drawstring taut to corral the bag's contents and neatly store away.
Although we have a deep weakness for the fresh smell of a coniferous tree, we also love a holiday decoration that will not shed pine needles all over the place (and can make an appearance year after year after year). This felted-wool wreath—hand-made by craftspeople in India—is perfect to hang on the back of the front door or stick on the mantle with the other festive bits and bobs.
- Eero Aarnio’s persistent quest for functional forms and manufacturing processes has been at the center of his iconic and prolific career.
- Alessi held a preview of its new wares for spring and summer of 2013 at its San Francisco showroom today.