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The Truth About Valentine's Day

It’s easy to feel jaded. To shrug and assume that Valentine’s day is just some capitalist conspiracy designed to make us feel inadequate and lonely. An emptiness for which retail is the only therapy. But Valentines is an ancient tradition- founded in Rome- to help couples pair off (like an early form of Tinder).

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Spiero 2017 Gift Guide

Gift Guides are great for inspiring you through your list. But this guide can also help you decide what you want. Are you a design purist?, a lover of Hygge? or one half of a hipster couple? Recognise yourself in any of these profiles and you’ll know exactly what to say when you’re asked “what do you want for Christmas?”.

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Probably the best marzipan in the Wald.

You would never find Wald Marzipan if you weren’t looking for it. Or perhaps the point is that you stumble across it when you’re least expecting it.  Hidden down a quiet residential street in a leafy corner of Berlin, Wald’s shop tries to be discreet but a peek inside and the sugar pink candy stripes give the game away.

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If it's good enough for Angela Merkel...

It’s not every day you can give a museum piece as a gift. But our tableware range, Form 1382, is just that. Considered a classic of modern design by both the V&A and MOMA it is part of their permanent collections.

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How to Marie Kondo your Home and Pass on the Joy

My mum was a proponent of the Japanese idea that inanimate objects are our equals. She once apologised to her chocolate digestive after it slipped from her fingers to the floor. “Sorry biscuit”, she exclaimed with genuine regret.

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When luxury becomes essential

You might not  think that a decanter is a necessary piece of equipment, or that it's important to drink from a  particular shaped wine glass to appreciate Burgundy. But then perhaps you are not familiar with Von Poschinger glassware.  The timeless beauty and exquisite craftsmanship of these pieces will make you believe that they are essential to your way of life.

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Design with Staying Power

It’s one thing to love the beauty and delicacy of antique tableware but it’s quite another to wash everything by hand and live  in fear of breaking the irreplaceable. But what if you could have dishwasher safe products hand finished to an antique design? Enter Onion Pattern porcelain. 

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Box of Delights

You may recognise this image from The Grand Budapest Hotel, a film by Wes Anderson.  This film's designers deserve a  book to be written about them, never mind a blog.  A film that requires a set design for a 19th century cake emporium as well as a 1960s hotel lobby is extraordinary by any standards. And what breathtaking designs they are.

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