Our technology centered life isn’t limited to the workplace. Just pop into any kitchen and you’ll find microwaves, toasters, food processors, blenders and all sorts of gadgets vying to enhance your cooking experience. When it comes to dining, there’s more of the factory- made stuff – dinner sets, boringly designed crockery and accessories you’ve seen everywhere. The end result is a sameness that just numbs the beautiful art of cooking and serving.
One way to counter-balance this technology filled cliché is to go for a one-of-a-kind unique touch – one that handmade products like ceramics inspire. Ceramic products are uniquely special for a number of reasons. They are carefully crafted by hand. There is a lot of creativity involved in its creation, sometimes even a deep storyline behind the art. You rarely find the same product in every home. And you get plenty of compliments when you serve on them at parties or get-togethers. Inevitably, ceramics add a lot of warmth and depth to a living space.
If you’re keen on going green in your kitchen and adding more depth to your cooking space, check out the Semanae Ceramic Collection at Freedom Tree.
Semanae Ceramic Collection at Freedom Tree
The Semanae Ceramic Collection draws inspiration from the powder puff pink blooms of the Rain Tree. The rain tree is popularly known as the “Thoongu moonji maram” in Tamil and “Vilaiti siris” in Hindi. The leaves of the tree close when it rains and when the sun sets, hence its name. The highlight of the tree is its pinkish flowers with white and red stamens. Around 12–25 tiny flowers make up a single flower. And these flowers tend to cover the entire umbrella shaped rain tree, giving off a beautiful pinkish hue.
Check out what this beautiful collection has to offer:
Semanae Peach/Black Small Plate
This set of two small plates is perfect for serving appetizers and small nibbles for your guests. Price: Rs. 560. See them here.
Semanae Olive Nut Tray
These stylishly crafted trays with renderings of the Rain Tree flowers are just what you need to serve sandwiches or cocktail cheese for your guests. The set of 2 plates ( 8.5×6 inches) is priced Rs. 1560. See the plates here.
Semanae Water Jug
Chuck out those boring steel and glass water bottles and place this multi-coloured water jug on the table. Or just pour water in them and drop in some seasonal flowers for a perfect table arrangement. Price: Rs.1380. See the jug here.
Semanae Multi-Colored Mixer Bowl
This set of two bowls features an olive green and black palette that brings out the beauty of the foliage of Rain Tree. Perfect for serving daals, soups and curries. Price: Rs.880. See the bowls here.
Semanae Baking Dish
If you have a baker in the family, this baking dish would make a great gift. You can put in the freezer, use it in an oven, serve it with your special apple crumble pie recipe directly on the table and put it in the dishwasher for an easy cleanup too! Price: Rs. 2180. See the baking dish here.
You can make a lot of fun stuff with ramekins – crème brûlée, molten chocolate cake, mini cheese or egg dishes, macaroni and cheese or simply serve ice-cream with jamuns or crumbles, or a delightful scoop of chakara Pongal. Price: Set of 4 costs Rs.1520. See them here. There is even a pink /black collection at Rs. 1120 to choose from.
Semanae Coffee Mug
Finally, we have the gorgeously hand painted coffee mugs, perfect to start your day with. Set of two mugs will set you off Rs. 560. Check them out here.
You can also check out the entire collection of Semanae ceramics here.
Take a look and tell us what you think!