First - let me be clear - any of these bowls could be used in the kitchen (obviously), but they are also perfect for the living room, dining room and so forth. Think of them more as the pieces of art that they are than just a vessel to use for salads.
Second - Box Elder Maple is known as "bleeding wood" because of the red streaks throughout its trunk. That being said, out of the hundreds of bowls I've had since I opened, this is the most striking white/red juxtaposition. It is one of the most striking pieces I've ever carried. One-of-a-kind piece; there's only one.
Third - bowl-making is an art form. From dead tree to bowl, it takes approximately two years. I make sure my bowls are priced so that anyone can afford them.
All of our wooden kitchenwares are handmade by a small family-owned business in rural Tennessee. It's a learned tradition, handed down from father to son and spans multiple generations. The vast majority of the pieces come from locally-sourced trees (often from my parents' farm), but every so often a more exotic piece of wood comes along and I get something from it. Most are exclusive to Riley/Land.
Box Elder Maple
9" diameter, 2.75" tall