I got in touch with Schatz to ask him about the form of the bowls, which at first blush reminded me of broken cabbages. "The form was an accident," said Schatz, "created by experimenting with some molds we had created for a series of textured drip forms that never materialized into the intended object, a pendant light. I used the seam line where the two parts of the mold join to create the opening and form a bowl. I have been testing these over the past few months and they are fun to use in the kitchen and look great on the table when serving. I love being able to pour things out of the bowls low spots, like the eggs I cook every morning using Julia Child's classic scramble method."
The bowls themselves are made in Schatz's studio in Greene, New York, and come individually or in sets of three in white satin, black satin, and gold. I confess that I'm partial for the gold, which do have a small amount of the precious metal in the finish.
Aaron writes the men's style column "The Pocket Square" for the San Francisco Chronicle and has written for the New York Times, the Times Magazine, Newsweek, National Geographic and others.