Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Sweet Aalto bowls

I got this Aalto mini bowl (the 5.5" in blueberry color) as a gift from my mother-in-law, about five yrs ago. I use it as my sugar bowl and it's filled with sugar cubes I picked up during my last two trips to Finland. I also have the larger 7" bowl (or sometimes called tray) in white which works well for candy.

I love this classic glass design made by the famous Finnish architect and designer, Alvar Aalto. It's modern yet it's organic shape gives it a warmth and versatility that works well in even a more traditional setting.

I have lots to share about my recent trip to Finland so I hope to get organized and post something soon. It's an obscure country that I think many people don't know much about but you'd be surprised to learn about the design heritage the country has, especially if you're into mid-century modern decor. Stay tuned.

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  1. Thank you so much for commenting in my blog and participating the giveaway! I have the same Aalto vase - I love it :)

  2. Hei Katja - thanks for stopping by my blog too!

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