Design New England

Blown Away

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An example of Simon Pearce’s growing “menagerie,” this elephant comes out September 1.

By Courtney Kasianowicz

We featured Simon Pearce‘s Windsor Tankard in our July/August rendition of Local Wares, where we had Hive, a mobile bar and lounge in a vintage Airstream trailer, invent irresistible cocktails inspired by locally made glassware. The Tankard was the perfect vessel for a refreshing Lavender Honey Shandy, which tastes as summery and lovely as it sounds — click here for the recipe, and here to for a digital bonus video of Lance Davis of Hive making another cocktail. All in all, it was a fun day of work!

Choosing the Tankard, however, wasn’t as easy as it might seem because Simon Pearce has a plethora of beautiful barware and stemware, and is always coming up with new designs. The esteemed glass company based in Quechee, Vermont, shared its roster of new products, which includes bowls, platters, serving dishes, and curios like this cute elephant above ($130), for this fall. Here are a few of our favorites.


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With its zigzag contour, the Geo Cocktail Pitcher ($130) would be a stylish way to serve a round of margaritas. It comes out August 1, but Simon Pearce is giving one away in a contest that fits perfectly with our Local Wares. (Great minds think alike!) For the chance to win a Geo Cocktail Pitcher, take a photo of your favorite drink in Simon Pearce glass and post to Twitter, Instagram, or Facebook between July 15 and August 1. For Twitter and Instagram, use #dressupyourdrink and @simonpearceinc, and for Facebook, use @SimonPearce and #dressupyourdrink. Good luck!

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The Cavendish Ice Bucket ($270) joins Simon Pearce’s Cavendish collection of bowls and stemware. Regal and simplistic, the ice bucket and a new matching decanter is available September 1.

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Another favorite is the Rye Decanter with Horse Stopper ($225), which also comes out September 1. We love the wide and sturdy base, and the horse stopper adds a fun profile to the piece.

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We don’t like to think past summer at this point in the calendar, but the truth is fall will closely follow. Solid glass pumpkins come in small (pictured, $105), medium, and large, and a 6-inch-wide acorn ($135) will help with the seasonal transition. They pieces are available August 1, along with miniature squirrels and owls.

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And after fall, we’re back into winter! For that, there are polar bears (pictured, left, $115) and penguins (small, center, $105), and elegant Vermont Bubble Evergreens (12-inch, right, $190) in several shapes and sizes! Available October 1.
Great design is always at your fingertips! Read Design New England‘s July/August issue online!

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