Bowls, Bowls, Bowls!
M will tell you that I have somewhat of an obsession with bowls. Of all different shapes, sizes and colors. And I can’t get enough of them! I’ve had to ban myself from stores like Crate and Barrel, CB2, and Anthropologie, because I can’t go in without walking out with some assortment of bowls 🙂 And to top it off, I took two ceramics classes when I was living in New York and practiced making (you guessed it!) bowls on the potter’s wheel. Loved it – but it still didn’t stop me from buying bowls in stores.
I’ve wondered (and M has of course asked) why I like bowls so much… and I think it’s the combination of aesthetics and functionality that appeals to me. I love the way that a bowl can look so artistic – in color, shape, style and form, and yet have an important, functional value too. After all, who is going to use a bowl that is beautiful, but difficult or unwieldy to hold?
My current favorite is ….The Buddha Bowl by Flavour Design. I LOVE this bowl – it’s so functional and so comfortable to hold…fits perfectly in the palm of your hand so that you can get up and walk around (though that’s a bad habit while eating…I know!)…I ordered mine on-line at Uncommongoods (which is based in Brooklyn, NY!). They have extremely fast shipping and awesome customer service – so hats off to them! 🙂 Thinking about getting another one but they are pricey…so worth it though!
And another indulgent purchase from Uncommongoods, the Udon noodle bowl also by Flavourdesign. I haven’t yet tried using this bowl – but it still fits my bill for being aesthetically pleasing and functional!
And here’s a photo gallery of other regulars in our household. Keep in mind that all but the last one come in sets of 4 or 6 🙂 Hence my reputation for being a bowl hoarder…. The last one below is my own creation in a ceramics class.
1. and 2. Both sets bought at Kohl’s a long time ago. The first one is part of a series by Bobby Flay. I have 2 each of the lime green, teal and purple. Really fun, colorful and functional set. The second is part of a set by Corsica.
5. Part of my white, porcelain organic-shaped dinnerware set that I bought at West Elm.
7. A set of small hand-made bowls bought at Crate and Barrel a long time ago.
8. Mine – made in a ceramics class in NYC.
And of course various other glass bowls, metal bowls and mugs that function as bowls, which I have also accumulated over the last few years…most of them are sitting in storage …
I’m sure most of you have some sort of an obsession with something…right ??? 🙂