I have had the chance to visit Italy several times now. Over time they seem to have mastered the beauty of both the insanely expensive and minutely detailed design work that is awe inspiring as well as taking something very humble and turning it into somewhere you never want to leave. This picture is a great example of just that. The table is set to receive diners or the harvest of the day and the containers which I would normally consider diminutive are perfectly in balance with the scene. I could sit here and drink and ready for hours and never want to leave. I had a friend in Italy tell me that the greatest difference in Italians and Americans is that ‘ in america you all live to work; in italy we only work so we can live.’ Profound advice we should all pay attention to.