This Reader-Favorite Pottery Brand Just Released a New Color with a Historic Twist

This Reader-Favorite Pottery Brand Just Released a New Color with a Historic Twist

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If you’re the sort of person who loves to set a moody, earthy table when the colder months set in, we’ve got an exciting announcement from one of our favorite pottery brands. Right on the heels of the recent re-launch of one of their best-selling glazes, Haand Pottery just announced the arrival of Terra, a two-tone colorway that features a dark brown-red porcelain exterior with a creamy, satin white interior. This new colorway was inspired by historic Roman pottery, and it’s the perfect earthy palette to showcase cozy fall meals. Currently, Terra is available in select pieces, including Haand’s slightly free-form Ripple collection and the more symmetrical Skali collection.

According to Mark Warren, Haand Pottery‘s co-founder and creative director, Terra was modeled after the “coarse, dense, iron-rich earth dug up (often from mere yards away from a workshop) and employed by potters throughout history.” In fact, the color is inspired by age-old pottery often found in museums in Rome. “I was blown away by how contemporary the outlines of these pieces felt, and the way the burnished surfaces mimicked melamine or bakelite. These were not fancy pieces for rituals or the super-wealthy, but used by people from all walks of life and then thrown in the river or midden heap when broken.”

Of course, a lot of care goes into crafting each piece that Haand makes in their North Carolina studio. To get the glaze for Terra just right, they incorporated brown pigment directly into the porcelain, which yields small variations and beautiful brown speckles upon close inspection. Each piece goes through a multi-step process — including casting, stamping, glazing, and two separate high-temperature kiln firings — and is hand-inspected and polished before being packed and shipped.

We’re huge fans of everything Haand produces, but Terra is unique in that its two-toned design deviates from the brand’s solid and marbleized glazes. And while beautiful in its own right, Terra won’t distract hungry eyes from your food. Whether you serve spaghetti bolognese in the large pasta bowl or fill an oval platter with a hearty salad, your vibrantly colored ingredients will definitely stand out against the white interior glaze.

Take a peek at Haand’s new colorway, and bring home your very own piece of this super-special pottery for your fall table and beyond.

Vanessa Spilios

Contributor

Vanessa received her culinary training at Boston U. and has a background in housewares product development & marketing. When not testing appliances or developing recipes, she spends her time drawing and tending to her small but mighty porch garden.

OXO Just Launched Two New Dish Racks That Are Total Game Changers — Here’s Why

OXO Just Launched Two New Dish Racks That Are Total Game Changers — Here’s Why

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As summer winds down and we gear up to head back to school, back to work, and shift toward some semblance of our normal daily routines, one routine that isn’t changing any time soon is doing the dishes. When it comes to meal prep, planning out weeknight dinners, and packing healthy lunches, the reality is that these tasks also create more dishes to wash. Staying on top of your pile in the sink is a major priority to keep your kitchen neat, sanitary, and organized.

Made from rustproof aluminum that won’t oxidize over time, these two new dish racks are designed to withstand daily wear and tear. The foldable dish rack is ideal for smaller kitchens and offers a flexible solution for doing dishes by hand. The frame has a double-layer design that holds dishes of all sizes, and a removable utensil cup can be placed on either side of the rack. It folds completely flat, making it ideal for use as a drying board for smaller daily dish loads.

We also love the OXO Good Grips Water Bottle Drying Rack to keep our water bottles, canteens, reusable straws, and travel mugs clean and dry. This rack’s innovative design holds four water bottles and four lids, and the unique straw holders keep up to four reusable straws elevated for sanitary and efficient drying (as if you needed another reason to make the switch from plastic straws to reusable options).

Both racks are budget-friendly, with the foldable dish rack priced under $40 and the water bottle drying rack priced at under $20. Doing those dishes just got so much easier.

Ruggable Just Launched a Washable Vintage Rug Collection That Won’t Cost You Vintage Prices

Ruggable Just Launched a Washable Vintage Rug Collection That Won’t Cost You Vintage Prices

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Vintage furniture shopping is one of those things that sounds great until you get down to the nitty gritty of it. At first, you think you’ve found the perfect dresser, but you take a closer look and realize one of the drawers is jammed forever. Maybe you’ve found a great cozy chair but don’t want to deal with reupholstering it. Or, you’ve discovered your dream rug, but it has that, um, vintage smell, to put it politely. Ruggable can help with the last one. The brand behind some of our favorite washable rugs just launched The New Vintage Collection, a capsule of 14 rugs that combine all the things that make vintage amazing, sans any drawbacks — we’re talking traditional motifs and old-world elegance that is actually brand new, but chic and timeless. Even better, just like the rest of Ruggable’s offerings, they’re machine washable, which is the most modern touch of all —you have the luxury of owning vintage looks without having to worry about keeping them clean! Below are a few pieces to snatch up now, but they’ll never go out of style.