Minty Bubble Lamp

Warsaw, Poland-based design studio Siup crafts fun, experimental lamps, vases and figurines. The Minty Bubble Lamp—with its calm pastel and unconventional, bulbous form—perfectly embodies whimsy. Handmade and one of a kind, this ceramic lamp (compatible with a 30W tungsten bulb) is replete with an on/off switch and pale pink cord. Price is in Euros.

Kasama Rum Blends Contemporary Ideas With Family Heritage

Distilled in the Philippines, bottled in Poland and intended to shake up ideas about the tropical spirit

Tradition and modernity collide with Kasama, a new rum brand founded and helmed by Alexandra Dorda. In many ways, Kasama was born from Dorda’s family history. The daughter of one of Chopin Vodka and Belvedere’s co-founders, Dorda says, “I joke that I’m 29, but I have 27 years of experience in this industry. I was two when my dad started his businesses.” After working for …

Drive Your Plow Over the Bones of the Dead

Written by acclaimed author and activist Olga Tokarczuk and beautifully translated from Polish by Antonia Lloyd-Jones, Drive Your Plow Over the Bones of the Dead blends a whodunit murder mystery with William Blake’s poetry, astrology, nature, gender and power. The confounding and dazzling tale centers on Janina Duszejko—its 60-something protagonist—and portrays a small, rural Polish town, but expands far beyond; becoming a kind of fairytale …