These are the Things We Love for Summer

HOME editor Jessica Sinichak finds local gems you’ll obsess over.


About Time
This tick-tock rocks! Known for its geode planters, Tal & Bert has released a clock version of its signature piece that features a crushed quartz geode outlined in 22-karat gold leaf. It also comes with your choice of gold or black hardware.
Price: $66
Tal & Bert, locations at 2892 W. Liberty Ave., Dormont and 1003 Main St., Sharpsburg, 

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Soap Story
Can you dig it? After you’re done playing in the dirt, Lovett Sundries’ Gardener’s Soap is perfect for powering off grime. The gentle cleanser uses olive and coconut oils to leave hands feeling petal soft.
Price: $10
Lovett Sundries, 761 Penn Ave., Wilkinsburg; 412-204-6866,

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Bug Off
While you’re out enjoying nature, Lovett Sundries offers an essential-oil-based insect repellent. The pleasant-smelling concoction also is available in a refill bottle with no plastic pump.
Price: $15
Lovett Sundries, 761 Penn Ave, Wilkinsburg; 412-204-6866,

Fdp Core Collection Self Draining Cutlery Caddy Oatmeal 2

What a Cad
Set this one on your outdoor tablescape. FDP Studio’s hand-thrown Self Draining Cutlery Caddy has a perforated base that allows your silverware to easily air dry. Finished in an oatmeal glaze, the dishwasher-safe caddy is created from chocolate stoneware clay with an extra heavy base to prevent tipping.
Price: $38
FDP Studio Shop, 2082 Route 130, Pleasant Unity; 724-423-2900,


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