The Aalto vase:
Once I had this beautiful, classic vase designed by Alvar Aalto for the World's Fair in Paris in 1937. Supposedly, this vase (which comes in several different sizes and glass colors) is based on sketches made with the intriguing pseudonym “The Eskimo Woman’s Leather Breeches”. However, the word "aalto" is Finnish for "wave," so maybe it is just meant to invoke his name.
I loved having this vase. It looked quite nice on one of our end tables with two white candle holders that evoked the smokestacks of ships. But then one early morning the cats knocked it to the floor and it shattered. I miss that vase.
Now, I want a replacement.