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A Cutting Board Inspired by Baltic Mythology

Young designer Jasmina Grase designed “Broom of luck” as an honorable stage for bread to rest and be eaten from on the table. The set includes a cutting board, bread knife, and serving plates that reflect the Baltic mythology and traditions that inspired them.

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Grase was inspired by the white-rye bread that’s prevalent in the Baltic States where a design used to be baked into the top of the bread to help keep the spirits captured inside it. Using the sign “broom of luck” (a common sign in mythology of the Baltics) on the cutting board, the design gives blessings to the house and keeps the good spirits there. The crevices also collect the crumbs.

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Caroline Williamson is Editorial Director of Design Milk. She has a BFA in photography from SCAD and can usually be found searching for vintage wares, doing New York Times crossword puzzles in pen, or reworking playlists on Spotify.