Pallino Wine Glass

Whatever your philosophy, there is no questioning whether these glasses are half empty or half full. An Italian bistro style wine glass, the 6oz. Pallino Wine Glasses have a line at the halfway mark, with the Italian word for optimist above the line and pessimist below. Get a set of six for $27 at Sur La Table. If beer is your drink of choice, also …

Omas Miku Fountain Pen

Omas makes wicked, covetable fountain pens. Italian in design and craftsmanship, they write like a dream and make writing a pleasure. The Miku is a standout, even among their many limited editions. The Manga pen pays homage to the Japanese artform in silver and enamel (450 pieces) and gold and enamel (40 pieces). The two-tone nib is available in four widths, and has an additional …