Aquamarine glassware from Monterey and handcrafted cooking utensils from Boise are the coolest new finds.
Seafood is served
Sea stars and other oceanic critters grace dinner platters molded from aquamarine glass in honor of the Monterey Bay Aquarium’s 25th anniversary. Sales of the Seafood Watch Annieglass Collection ($58–$72) benefit the aquarium’s Seafood Watch program, which promotes responsible ocean fishing and aquaculture worldwide. (888) 761-0050, annieglass.com .
Boise arborist Mike Goulder crafts each of Treeworks’ handmade cooking utensils ($10-$35) from limbs or logs of locust, walnut, apricot, and other trees that had been headed for the landfill. The wood dries for at least a year before Goulder cuts and sands the implements. Find them at the Capital City Public Market on Saturdays through December. (208) 338-7824, treeworksidaho.com .
Photography by Kevin Candland
This article was first published in December 2010. Some facts may have aged gracelessly. Please call ahead to verify information.