Valentine's Day isn't necessarily a holiday that mandates gifts, but if you're looking to show your lil ones some extra love this Feb. 14, there are a bevy of sweet options out there. We've rounded up some of our favorite Valentine-themed gift ideas for infants, big kids, and everyone in between. Shower them with a little love!
Açai berries may be the latest power fruit to hit Whole Foods shelves, but that's no reason not to delight in the adorable puckered tops and bulbous shapes of last season’s trendy grocery, the pomegranate. If you’re celebrating Hanukkah this year, you can enjoy the "pom" when you pick up the Michael Aram Pomegranate Menorah ($150), a stunning bronze luminary with a leafy, branch base. You can also check out Aram's collection of other pomegranate-festooned items. Didn’t you hear? “Deck the halls with boughs of pommy,” is the latest power ditty.
If you follow Casa, you've probably heard of Michael Aram, the internationally acclaimed American metalware designer. His collections of home accents and serving and dining wares are beloved by design shops around the world for their distinct, contemporary take on natural forms, which are marked by a fresh, handmade quality. New York Social Diary recently caught up with Aram in his West Village apartment and shared photos to prove it. Check out this slideshow for a sneak peek of Aram's New York City home, and read the interview to hear his thoughts on everything from his second life in New Delhi to his love of entertaining.
The Neptune Bowl ($295) is a unique serving piece with an oceanic influence. Designed in nickel plate and stainless steel with decorative octopus legs by Michael Aram, this is a fanciful and fun object, though one that seems like it would be more at home in Jack Sparrow's floating casa than my landlubber one.