Product of the week: 10/14/08
Formed in 2005 by three repatriated Greeks—who count London’s Royal College of Art and Central St. Martin’s among their alma maters—the Athens-based Greece is for Lovers specialize in products that poke fun at their Hellenic heritage: hermaphrodite candles; a lightning bolt–shaped letter opener “to rip through hate mail with the stealth and fury of Zeus,” as the designers put it; a leather-sheathed longboard that keeps feet in place via gladiator-like straps; and their latest, Slice Me Nice, a marble cutting board with built-in mortar and pestle whose paddle shape calls to mind the wooden beach bats so common along the Mediterranean seaside. Made of water-jet cut Greek marble, Slice Me Nice is available at the trio’s storefront shop; $504. www.greeceisforlovers.com
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