7 Things We Love in February

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Seeing Red

Penn Avenue Eyewear’s Nicky Frame [$99] is made of acetate and available with prescription lenses. With every sale, 10 percent goes to the customer’s choice of charities listed on the business’ website. [pennavenueeyewear.com]



 

Cook a Valentine’s Day dish or dessert in this Staub heart cocotte [$149.96]. This enameled, cast-iron cookware is perfect for oven-to-table presentation. [Sur La Table, 2681 Sidney St., South Side; 412/431-4675, surlatable.com]



 

Almost all of Fireborn Studios’ pottery is one of a kind, but this decorative platter [$1,200] is indicative of what studio owner Daniel Vito creates often. [2338 Sarah St., South Side; 412/488-6835, fireborn.com]



 

This “amorous” pendant [$125] has two removable hearts — one is rose gold-plated metal, the other is rhodium-plated — in clear crystal pavé on a rhodium-plated chain. [Swarovski, 300 South Hills Village, Upper St. Clair, 412/833-3708; or Ross Park Mall, Ross Township, 412/366-2881, swarovski.com]


Portland-based Keen, Inc. offers work boots named for the Steel City. This steel-toe, weatherproof Pittsburgh boot [$180] is made for men. [keenfootwear.com]



 

This Point of You shelf [$149.99] has three compartments for a bright, fun wall display. [modcloth.com]



 

“Queen of Broken Hearts” [$675] is a limited-edition giclée 48-inch by 24-inch framed-and-matted print by Pittsburgh artist Keith Schmieldin. Twenty-five percent of the purchase is directed to helping women overcome addiction. [localgoodness.com]


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