Things We Love for Summer and Fall
Home editor Jessica Sinichak finds the local gems you’ll be obsessing over.
PHOTO COURTESY ADAM MILLIRON
Made in collaboration with Pittsburgh Glass Center, the Penn+Fairmount tableware collection by artisan Jason Forck and his team has a sleek, modern sensibility thanks to its geometrical shapes. The pieces, which range from cups and pitchers to bowls, come in a variety of hues, including this summer-perfect pink. And maybe this goes without saying, but each carefully-crafted piece is hand wash only.
Sway pitcher, $110, Sway tall cup, $35
Pittsburgh Glass Center, 5472 Penn Ave., Garfield; pennfairmount.com
PHOTO COURTESY CAMP COPELAND
Give It a Rest
Fun and functional, the glass spoon rests by Braddock-based Camp Copeland Studio will add a boho pop of color to your kitchen. Each rest is made by studio founders Alyssa and Drew Kail, who strive to create affordable and fashionable glass and wool home goods. Bonus: the pieces are all food safe and durable enough for everyday living.
Boho spoon rest in black, $35, campcopeland.com
Let In the Light
It’s tulip-like shape may look simple, but the surface-mount fixture from Schoolhouse’s Alabax Collection packs a big punch. The utilitarian light fixture originally was found in a 1951 General Electric catalog, according to Schoolhouse, which opened a lighting and home goods branch of its Portland-based company in East Liberty in 2018. The fixtures are sure to add a gritty-cool industrial vibe to your space. We particularly love this bright gold glaze finish — perfect for the city of ChampYinz.
Alabax Medium, $159
Schoolhouse, 5811 Broad St., East Liberty; 508/782-6118; schoolhouse.com
What a Gem
Take a planter — but make it sparkle. That’s exactly what Ray and Val Talbert, the creators behind Tal & Bert, did with their popular line of geode vessels. The Mt. Lebanon-based couple, who share a love of mining and nature, hand pour each concrete planter, using a hollow breakage in the design to create a geode from raw natural stone they mined themselves. Giving it some extra glitter is a line of liquid gold edging the geode area.
Carnelian Geode Vessel starting at $26