Trivia Thursday: The Alvar Aalto Vase

Recognize this wavy vase?


It was designed by Alvar Aalto in 1936, and it has been a design collector’s item ever since. Each vase is mouth blown at the Iittala glass factory in Finland, making each piece unique. The full Alvar Aalto collection includes other shapes, sizes, and colours, too.

If you’re in Canada, you can purchase Alvar Aalto pieces at William Ashley.

Design: Merci Paris

I hope to get to Merci on this trip to Paris. I’ve read so much about it, and I’m eager to have a look for myself. Wish me luck!


White metal A chair, Tolix by Xacier Pauchard, €190


salad servers, €16.90


1L teapot, €79


table lamp with hinged arm, by Bernard-Albin Gras, €415


golden bell pendant – Artek by Alvar Aalto, €379