Stocking Stuffer: Kastehelmi bowls by Iittala
Renowned Finnish glass designer Oiva Toikka originally designed the Kastehelmi collection of glassware in 1964. After pondering ways of covering the joint marks left on the surface of pressed glass pieces by the production process, Toikka came up with the idea of using droplets of glass as decoration. The result was beautiful, timeless glassware that continues to ooh and ahh with the line's range of glass bowls and plates. Iittala reintroduced a selection of the most popular pieces last year with colors ranging from apple green and light blue to festive red and traditional clear. The bowls from the Kastehelmi collection are $17 each.
-- Caitlin Keller