Whimsical Pumpkins With a Twist

For fall, Simon Pearce, the Vermont company known for tableware and decorative accessories, has become pumpkin central. The company has introduced a new line of beautiful art-glass pumpkins, crystal clear with intricate twisted stems, for your elegant harvest or Thanksgiving table. They’re a more elaborate version of the plain large glass pumpkin the company has…

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The Banana as Muse

Homage to the banana plays out at a display at Fort Makers, a design studio and gallery run by artists in the Lower East Side of Manhattan. It was inspired by news of a deadly pathogen infecting banana farms. The show is meant to celebrate the threatened fruit. Historical pieces and newly commissioned works share…

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New Condiments to Add Kick to Dinner

Maya Kaimal, whose company produces myriad sauces, condiments and other ingredients for Indian cooking, has just introduced hot sauces. Not that her marinades, simmer sauces and ketchup lacked that kick, but these newcomers, inspired by her family’s recipes from Kerala, are designed to deliver compelling heat when drizzled on vegetables, eggs, cheese and seafood. The…

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