"Zenit" decorative cutting board
Cost: from $ 70
Creative timeline: from 1-3 weeks
How many trips my client Svetlana has made from Moscow to Saint Petersburg not even she could tell you, and all because her beloved football club, the Petersburg Zenit, hail from the Northern Capital! She and her best friends are such big fans of the Petersburg club that when it came time to think up a wedding gift for her soon-to-be-married comrades-in-arms, Svetlana didn't have to think twice. Calling me on the phone, Svetlana put it simply: "I want something with the football club's symbol."
We settled on a decorative cutting board with two Zenit lions, a football, the Zenit name and the date of the club's founding. In the middle, a space was left for the young couple's favorite photograph from their upcoming wedding. Svetlana liked the design so much that she ordered a second one for herself! It remains the only piece that I have ever made two of (though they are not quite identical).
Now one of the boards has its home in Saint Petersburg, while its brother resides in Moscow.