Crate + Barrel marks its 50th anniversary with a collection of limited-edition teapots. Twelve contemporary artists were commissioned to put their stamp on the ceramic Arzberg teapot, a staple of its inventory since the company opened in 1962. For December is this one from Janine Rewell, combining Scandinavian design with Slavic folk art. Only 200 of each design will be produced.
Arzberg Teapot for December, $200, online only at crateandbarrel.com.
- Maureen Fitzgerald
A simple tart
This fun little kit, created by Michelin-star French chef Jacky Dallais, contains most everything you need to put together an impressive 6-inch tart - except the fruit, of course. Included are a wooden form, parchment paper, two shortbread galettes, a pot of apple jelly, and sugar for the top. Add apples or pears or apricots and let the lovely aroma fill your kitchen.