Countdown to Father's Day - V


Scottish Celtic  "Viking Ship" Silver Cufflinks from Iona (LEO Design)

As we approach Father's Day, we'd like to share a few select items—perfect for that "Dad with Great Taste."  See them—and many other great gift options—in the on-line store at LEO Design.

Off the Western coast of Scotland, lies the mystical island of Iona.  It has been inhabited by humans since the Iron Age (approximately 1,000 years BC) but became most famous when Saint Columba (from Ireland) founded a monastery there in 563 AD.  This was the beginning of Scottish Christianity.  The monastery, which still stands today, is not large, but it exhibits wonderful details of early Medieval architecture.  Today, the island remains a popular destination for spiritual pilgrims and tourists seeking a contemplative place to meditate and relax.  A sophisticated culture of quality handcraft exists on the island, providing visitors the opportunity to help support the abbey and the local economy.  These silver cufflinks, made in the period shortly after World War Two, exhibit the Norse-Celtic roots of Scottish history and design—of which the Scots are so proud.  Please click on the photo above to learn more about them.

More Handsome Gifts for Father's Day tomorrow.


Though our Greenwich Village store is now permanently closed, LEO Design is still alive and well!  Please visit our on-line store where we continue to sell Handsome Gifts (

We also can be found in Pittsburgh's historic "Strip District" at Mahla & Co. Antiques ( or in Canonsburg, Pennsylvania at The Antique Center of Strabane (

Or call to arrange to visit our Pittsburgh showroom (by private appointment only).  917-446-4248

More Handsome Gifts for Father's Day tomorrow.