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Gift shopping? Heath sale, Cube sale, Crate & Barrel teapots

November 20, 2012|By Betty Hallock
  • Crate & Barrel releases a limited edition of designer teapots.
Crate & Barrel releases a limited edition of designer teapots. (Crate & Barrel )

Big sale at Cube: Italian restaurant and gourmet market Cube Cafe and Marketplace announces its "Honkin' Holiday Sale with free baked treats, swell gift wrap and cheap mimosas." Sound like your kind of sale? It takes place on Sunday, Dec. 2, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., with discounts of as much as 70% off of tabletop accessories, housewares, gardening accessories and gourmet products. Its gourmet food section will be marked at 40% off retail, including imported olive oil, traditional balsamic vinegar, Rancho Gordo beans and arborio rice. 615 N. La Brea Ave., Los Angeles, (323) 939-1148, www.cubemarketplace.com. 

Heath sale: Looking for new Heath tableware at a rare discounted price? A sale at Heath Ceramics runs until Sunday, for a storewide discount of 20%. A one-day sample sale also takes place on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. with one-of-a-kind and early production Heath pieces for purchase. 7525 Beverly Blvd., Los Angeles, (323) 965-0800, www.heathceramics.com

PHOTO GALLERY: CRATE & BARREL DESIGNER TEAPOTS

Limited edition teapots: Crate & Barrel celebrates its 50th anniversary with a limited edition of teapots designed by 12 international artists. The line debuts Dec. 1, with a new design featured each following month. The Bauhaus-inspired teapots will be signed and numbered, with only 200 of each available online.  The first, "Sea Journey" by Finnish artist Janine Rewell, kicks off the collection, informed by Slavic folk art and Scandinavian design. Other contributors are Brooklyn artist Lourdes Sanchez in January; Portland, Ore., artist Yellena James in February; design team Jeff Barfoot and Shay Ometz of Dallas-based Bee Things in March; London-based designer Nomoco in April; German graphic designer Sabine Reinhart in May; Minneapolis illustrator Elvis Swift in June; New York artist and illustrator Andrew Bannecker in July; German-born illustrator Olaf Hajek in August; Italian architect and designer Paola Navone in September; London artist Jenny Bowers in October; and Brooklyn illustrator Julia Rothman in November. The teapots are $200, limited to one per customer per each month's design. www.crateandbarrel.com.

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