by The Urban Grocer in New Food and Packaging on Wednesday 20 January 2010

Butter is so 1979. These days, it’s all about olive oil. But not just any olive oil; organic, Slow Food, artisanal, extra-virgin olive oil, of course. Still, that’s not always enough. To this, add one a world renowned designer and you’ve got one of the most in vogue kitchen-must haves: LA Organic. A hundred years ago Spanish nuns near Andalusia were producing olive oil from century old trees. Today, those same stellar groves provide LA Organic with their sumptuous olive oil. Using old-school methods, the artisans behind LA Organic create top-notch oil, continuing in the region’s traditions and in celebration of the land.

And while their techniques may be dated, their designs are certainly not. Acclaimed contemporary designer Philippe Starck, blended minimalist labels and tones against a quirky structure in his unique, stand-out series of cans, bottles, and containers for the full LA Organic collection. So even if you can’t afford a Starck-designed kitchen, table, or even chair, you can certainly indulge in these quirky — and tasty — bottles to put in the kitchen.