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The Secret Mindfulness Tool Hiding In Your Kitchen

Do you lay the table or do you serve from the hob and then grab cutlery, glasses, the salt, etc., in random increments as you attempt to eat? 

I ask because I put myself firmly in the latter camp. Even though I should know better.

It was my German granny who taught me how to lay the table. She would do so with proper linen napkins in napkin rings. But my granny had an advantage- laying a nice table was in her blood. They even have a word for it in German. It’s called “Tischkultur”.  

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What's all the fuss about Bauhaus?

When I tell people that Spiero is dedicated to German design they can look a bit bewildered.

We all  know about the cool minimalism of Swedish design and the chic cosiness of Danish Hygge,  but German?

Of course, what is often forgotten is the Bauhaus.

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People Will Always Need Plates

I have just been to a  brilliant exhibition at the Jewish Museum in London on ceramic art. The last time anyone got really excited about pots involved Patrick Swayze (although The Great Pottery Throw Down could change all that).

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