to see the world
my obsession with a beautiful teapot
One of the things that I like about Netflix is the exposure I’ve gotten to movies and television from other countries. Sure I could have gone to film festivals or indie theaters or things like that but I never did. It felt artsy and inaccessible and then Netflix started streaming that stuff into my house and having binged everything else why not. That’s how I found the Danish thriller Equinox and that’s how I got obsessed with the Per Rehfeldt Åbo teapot made by Soholm on Bornholm.
It made a brief, maybe 2 minute, appearance in the background of the main character’s dining room and I was smitten. It’s a beautiful oval teapot tilted at a slight angle and nestled in a brazier. I started googling. Round teapot. Oval teapot. Teapot in brazier. Teapot on stand. Then I looked up the TV show and saw that it was from Denmark so I googled Danish teapot and there it was. For sale on Etsy. I clicked the link and wow. $500 plus shipping. Mid-century pottery is not cheap.
I put the teapot out of my head.