Visit Us This Week to See What We Found!
Florence brims with the best and worst of mankind. Good and evil have duked it out here for centuries and the battle continues apace. At Florence’s Mercato Centrale, the nexus of beauty and brutality boggles the eye and fills the brain. Fascinated by lovely glistening orbs of organs, we pull away and consider their function. Looking at a cow’s heart big as two fists set at a jaunty angle with all the detail of a biology textbook, lovely waves of tripe, egg-shaped testes laced with pointillistic pink veins, we’re forced to think of our own life and death, and the mystery of what it is that keeps us ticking.
Did we bring any of these items back with us? No we did not! But we did glean a limited selection of goodies from markets in Siena, Florence, and Rome, and will bring them back with us when we return Tuesday, not to mention a beautiful new shipment of Deruta Ceramics arriving in May. We’ve got Murano glass earrings, colorful Tuscan tablecloths, Pashimas for topping shoulders or tables, San Marzano tomato seeds….Limited selection, but loads of fun! Come by to see what we’ve got!
In our next newsletter, read on to learn about our lunch last week with our favorite Deruta ceramicist, Luca Pimpinelli, and his surprise guest, writer/director and seven-time Emmy winner Vincenzo Labella. Give him a Google and then we’ll tell you what he says how Luca’s ceramics capture the sunlight and brighten the world.