Joan Gunin -- Gifts & Dec, February 4, 2013
Olde Time Writes
Vintage Typography Notecards from Princeton Architectural Press present old type styles taken from typographic manuals and combined to create contemporary graphics. The back of each card features a mini history of the typeface's origins and use. 12 cards, two each of six designs. $14.95. Princeton Architectural Press, New York. 800.759.0190.
Julia Knight's bath collection is available in Toffee or Iridescent Snow. The collection includes a tissue box cover, 5" ($120), soap/lotion dispenser, 7" ($60), soap dish, 7" ($55) and classic tumbler, 4½" ($50). Julia Knight, Minneapolis, MN. 800.388.1878.
Ecolution Evolve, the latest cookware from Epoca International Inc. comes in a variety of colors: copper bronze, new moon blue, black and crimson red (shown here). The cookware features soft, squeezable, silicone stay-cool handles, and Hyrdolon—an ecologically advanced water-based non-stick coating made without PFOA. The aluminum bottom has a decorative pattern and textured heat bands for even heating. Oven safe to 350 degrees F; dishwasher safe. Epoca International, Inc., Boca Raton, FL. 561.353.3906.
Dishing Up Admiration
Iridescent glass plate is the newest offering in the Amazing Woman collection from Abbey Press. Nature-inspired designs surround a sentiment of love and affirmation on this 11" plate. The collection includes a ceramic mug and coaster set, ceramic pie plate, travel mugs, a wall cross and more. Prices range from $10-$22. Abbey Press, Saint Meinrad, IN. 800.621.1588.
In the Meadow
The new Meadowfoam honey by Bee Raw Honey is sweet and subtle with hints of caramelized custard and burnt sugar. The honey originates from Oregon Meadowfoam blossom. 10.5 oz. $15. Bee Raw, New York. 888.660.0090.
Anne Taintor introduces canvas prints bearing the humorous and wryly captioned vintage imagery for which she is known. There are 10 designs in the collection. Available in two sizes: 8"x8" and 12"x12". About $36 and $60 respectively. Anne Taintor, Brooklyn, NY. 718.483.9312
This art glass diffuser from the new Alassis collection by Chesapeake Bay Candle, will last beyond its scent life. Each vessel is mouth blown and can be used long after the scents wither away. The No. 6 Mandarin & Passion Fruit (featured) is one of eight new scents in the collection is a blend of passion fruit, guava, rhubarb and citrus with musky and floral notes. Available as candles, wax melts and warmer and travel tins. $4-$30. Cheseapeake Bay Candle, Rockville, MD. 800.331.8339.
The new Deco Fragrance collection by Soap & Paper Factory features three new scents: Tuberose, Neroli and Marine. Tuberose is a sultry blend of jasmine and citrus peels; Neroli is full of honey and orange blossoms; and Marine is an aquatic mix of citrus, basil and green tea. The collection is available this March and includes eau de parfums (tuberose, featured), 1.7 oz., $32 and hand creams, $18; bubble bath and block soaps will also be available. Soap & Paper Factory, Conger, NY. 845.353.4566.
A Taste for the Exotic
Marrakesh bakeware from The Mane Lion comes as a set of two: a lasagna and a vegetable dish. Made of ceramic, they are hand-painted in Italy. Oven safe to 400 degrees F., dishwasher and microwave safe. Also available in orange and apple green. The Mane Lion, Downingtown, PA. 610.873.7400.
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