The Lupita Bowl

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This bowl is so stunning, so regal, I had to give her a name befitting her stature. Ladies and gentlemen, I give you The Lupita Bowl, so named after luminescent Oscar winner Lupita Nyong'o. The rim of the bowl is a live edge, reminiscent of a crown. The bowl itself is made of Black Walnut. Dimensions are (roughly): 8"x7"x4" (at its highest). This bowl is meant to be a piece of art. Put it somewhere it can be seen. 

Once-majestic trees eventually fall. Sometimes it's the result of a lightning bolt. Sometimes, old age. Sometimes, bugs. Whatever the reason, once the tree is on the ground, it has potential for a second life - a metamorphosis like a caterpillar turning into a butterfly. Once aged and dried, the natural beauty of the tree is revealed through the grain of the wood. I love that The Riley/Land Collection is known for beautiful pieces of art that you can actually use in your home. 

Bowl-making is an art form. From dead tree to bowl, it takes approximately two years for each one. 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 overwhelming majority of the pieces are locally-sourced from my parents' farm in Tennessee.