Friday, November 13, 2009

Happy One Hundred and Three, Eva!

Today is Eva Zeisel’s 103rd birthday!  Who is Eva Zeisel?  Well, basically, she is an extremely influential industrial designer and became one when few women were doing such a thing.  I know of her because of this:


One of her iconic designs.  We have this tea kettle- thanks very much, mom-in-law!  It’s something she designed just a few years ago and was available at Crate and Barrel the year we got married.  I love this tea kettle because it has a traditional shape but it also has a little finesse.  I think it looks great in both a kitchen with more modern appliances, or one with severely out-dated appliances like ours:


Read more about this woman and her incredible life story here.

Happy Birthday, Eva!


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