above> the rila collection is ideal for contemporary cocktails. available in 3 sizes, usd retail $80 – $90 per set of 2.
with an international namesake brand, the concensus on chicago designer felicia ferrone, is a singular almost signature look with regard to her glassware. a very rare feat in this typology. she brings european influences including experience as an architect in milan, and timelessness to her carefully crafted objects. ~ rk
this season felicia introduces several new collections that capture the spirit of entertaining. each of these pieces are unique in their silhouette and function and recall a time when entertaining with friends and family was an art form.
also for the first time, introducing a selection of beautiful gift sets, intended to be given and cherished.
above > with the elegance of a forgotten time, the sofia collection is available in 3 sizes, usd retail $80 – $90 per set of 2.
above> just as the small town is known for the healing properties of its hot springs, so are the evenings we spend with good friends. the bessho collection, now available in a collins glass, medium and large bowl. from usd retail $70.
above > available in medium and large, from a single stem to a beautiful bouquet, the stella vases highlight any flower arrangement they contain. from usd retail $140.above> bessho & rila gift set – this gift set includes 1 bessho carafe and 6 rila large glasses. usd retail $342.
above > bessho & rila gift set – this gift set includes 1 bessho carafe and 6 rila large glasses. usd retail $342.
above > this gift set from our revolution collection is comprised of an elegant cocktail pitcher, a stainless steel strainer, a stainless steel stir, and 4 rocks / martini glasses. usd retail $322.
cocktail strainer and stir designed by christopher gentner, 2014.
glassware designed by felicia ferrone, 2001.
above > perfect for everyday or formal dining settings, this gift set of 8 dearborn mini glasses and a margot decanter will enrich any occasion. usd retail $342
above > this gift set includes 1 talise fluted decanted with 6 mixed small glasses. usd retail $387.
you can find several additional sets available on our website as well. [ fferrone design ]
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Mother’s Day may not be until the 13th, but this year don’t leave the gift giving ’til Sunday morning when you’ll inevitably follow up your last minute ecard with a guilt-ridden phone call. Plan ahead and get mom something nice, like a piece of jewelry from the socially responsible, environmentally friendly and totally affordable line, 31 Bits. The Southern California-based company was started by Kallie Dovel after she discovered the beautiful local jewelry being made by women in Uganda. Now, back in the States, she and a few friends have created an international market to sell handmade necklaces and bracelets from over 100 Ugandan women, many of whom lost their homes and families at the hands of the Lord’s Resistance Army.
The mission of 31 bits is to use “fashion and design to empower women to rise above poverty. By giving our beneficiaries access to the international market, they are able to earn an instant income, providing homes, food, and education for their families. Our program equips women by providing literacy education, financial and vocational training, holistic care, and strong support systems, empowering individuals to further their careers and attain social equity.”
Learn more about the designers and see all the collections on their website.
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Artist Hardware, an arts materials company the produces Field Portage bags, notebooks, sketchpads and paintbrushes, is about to release the Sensu Brush, a paintbrush designed specifically for the iPad.
“Sensu is two very useful tools in one. A brush and a stylus for capacitive devices like the iPad and iPhone. The rubber stylus is exposed when the brush is closed. This stylus is great for sketching and writing or as a general navigation tool. Grasp Sensu near the nib section and pull it out of the protective cap. You will reveal the capacitive bristles of the artist brush. Insert the rubber stylus into the cap and the cap becomes a handle for your brush.”
Artist Hardware funded Sensu with a successful Kickstarter campaign, and now, six months after it ended, they’ve finished production on the brush and have begun sending them out to backers. The reviews are starting to come in, and so far they’re all positive.
“We were really impressed by the way the Sensu Brush works as a stylus or pointing device. The chrome-plated brass body feels light but stable in hand. The length of the stylus means it fits perfectly in the crook of our hands between thumb and index finger when used in pen/pointer mode. The smooth sculpted shape of the stylus body/brush cover is simply lovely. We felt it was one of the most natural and balanced styli we have used. It seems just about perfect for long sessions writing, sketching, or painting. Of course, everyone’s hands are different, but we think the Sensu is spot-on as a stylus.” –ipadcreative
It won’t be on sale until May 25, which – yes – falls after Mother’s Day, but nothing says Mother’s Day nostalgia like an I.O.U. gift. But this time you’ll actually deliver, right?
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