Archive for glass
Thanks to Twitter, I have just discovered these crocheted pear coasters by Czech designer Monika Mrozkova, available from Etsy (along with some extremely desirable owl, apple and ladybird items). My cork coasters literally pale into comparison with these bright, cheerful, iconic pear alternatives: I love that each one includes the classic pear contour, but topped with a leaf and a stalk, and tailed with the stubby bottom bit (does that have an official name…?). I can imagine plonking a large cup of jasmine and green tea on this coaster, but it would be aesthetically pleasing to place on it a delicate martini glass (such as this Freud version I am currently coveting), with an olive of course.
A few years ago I was browsing through a junk shop in Beverley and saw three perfect ruby red glass birds – each one just a smidge larger than the other. Anticipating the train journey home, I left the shop empty-handed. What was I thinking? Ever since, I have been on the lookout for a replica. Ebay has shown up nothing. The closest I can get to scarlet, glass birdiness is Iittala’s Little Tern: totally beautiful in its own right. If I had a simple white shelf above my computer, and if I could offer this Little Tern a home, then I would carefully place it up there – not too high so that I couldn’t see it, but out of reach of the monster baby. Luckily I don’t have either, so won’t have to worry about dusting it. A blog indulgence for now.