Completely unexpected, but what a great find! Was just flipping through an old Domino magazine and saw this wonderful story of "Vegetables in Vases" and had to share this gorgeousness, or at least document it somehow! I do miss the magazine, especially stories like this where everyday objects (ie. produce!) could turn into art forms. Easy enough to replicate at your own home and will definitely not cost an arm and a leg. Just a little creativity and a stop at the farmers market and you are all set. Too beautiful to put this issue back onto the shelves without sharing, don't you think?
During an annual trip to an Indiana orchard for apple and pumpkin picking, a barrel of gourds caught my eye. Nubbly, bumpy and rich with fall colors, they made me smile. Surely, such a gifted fruit–odd, right? I looked it up–has more to offer the world than being a future maraca. They do and they have.
In the spirit of the season of harvest, here's a "cornucopia" of design inspired by and made from the gourd.
Lamps sculpted from gourds deliver a soothing, warm glow.