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.