Another aspect I love about fall, is that it's the season of dark and quirky beauty. I recently discovered the wonderful art of Laura Zindel, a Vermont ceramist, whose fabulous naturalist drawings are silkscreened and printed as enamel transwares onto her homewares. She does all manner of flora and fauna, but her favorites are beetles, snakes and spiders. Her spider dinnerware might not be everyone's cup of tea, but maybe a lovely fiddlehead fern platter? I think her work is amazing.