Envisioned as a series of narratives, Maija Louekari's 2009 Siirtolapuutarha ("allotment") tells a story of growth in a tableau of mix and match tableware. Depicted through graphic line drawings, Siirtolapuutarha blooms larger than life, transporting nature's beauty to the heart of an urban metropolis. The series captures the artist's fascination with the flower and vegetable beds allotted to city dwellers in Finland. In this rendition, tiny textural circles radiate outward, bringing the center of a sunflower into full view. Magnifying a detail hidden in the busy rhythm of our day, this design invites city dwellers to pause. Pattern designed by Maija Louekari; 2009. Vitreous porcelain. Dishwasher-, microwave- and oven-safe. Made in Thailand.