Neo’s Crocheted Rubber Bowls

Crocheted Rubber! Apparently they feel soft and silky, and given that they’re made from neoprine rubber, it’s an elegant contrast of traditional methods (i.e. crochet) with unexpected materials. They’d be excellent little bowls to hold all sorts of things given their strength and durability.

Available in Black, Gray or White.

Small, 7″x 7″x 4″(h): $48.00
Medium, 9″x 9″x 4.75″(h): $64.00
Large, 11.5″x 11.5″x 5.5″(h): $89.00
(Sizes nest together)

More pics: (more…)

Purchase Information:

Price: $48.00
Available from: Gretel Home

Raimond Light

Hello, hello. These mathematically based stainless steel spheres transport electrical current while the LED lights evenly spread warm white light around a room. It’s not often that stainless steel can appear both delicate and strong, but it certainly seems so in this case. Available in three sizes, this light is sure to fit any room, but with the smallest starting at $1,869.00 it unfortunately won’t fit every budget.

Designer: Raimond Puts, 2006.
Stainless steel, PMMA.
Made in The Netherlands by Moooi.

Purchase Information:

Price: $1,869.00
Available from: Hive Modern

Places on Earth World Map

A large map on a wall always adds a certain kind of charm to a room, especially ones that show personalized marks of travels. Artist Oliver Jeffers provides a hand-drawn map for those looking for something a bit more offbeat than typical maps available to purchase. Comes with pins too, to “chart your path to total global domination.”

*Created exclusively for the You and Me, The Royal We by Oliver Jeffers
*Each print comes with 202 pins.
*Dimensions: 34.5″ x 26.25″

Purchase Information:

Price: $180.00
Available from: Gessato

Bamboo Flatware

I think every kitchen needs a large wooden spoon for cooking. It just has that warm, welcoming feeling when using it, and won’t burn your hand when you touch it. Having that minaturized into flatware for eating sounds like a good idea to me. Made from fast-growing and renewable bamboo, and supposedly the knife won’t ever lose its edge.

3 piece place setting.

Purchase Information:

Price: $4.95
Available from: Crate&Barrel

New Blik Wall Graphics

Okay, so some of these aren’t ‘new’ as in brand-spanking-new, but seeing as we’ve only covered the Headboards by Mina Javid and some earlier wall graphics, it’s definitely time for some serious coverage. You know about Threadless teaming up with Blik, but did you know about Third Drawer Down jumping on the wagon too? This is where your heart goes pitter-pat at the thought of placing some odd-yet-wonderful graphics around your home. From very small Rub-Ons to large wall decals, there’s quite the collection to choose from.


Kakuzai Wood Memo Block

Why do you need a stack of memo notes that look like a block of wood? I couldn’t tell you, but I know I want one. My suggestion is that you don’t bring this to this office. Once your coworkers get a hold of it your block of wood will be a sliver of wood by the end of the day.

1200 sheets.

Purchase Information:

Price: $25.00
Available from: Digital Fix

Oyster Glove by Carl Mertens

There’s a certain fabulousness about chainmail, especially considering the success of Christophe Decarnin’s Spring 2010 collection for Balmain. Now we can bring a little bit of that glamour home and put it to good use in the kitchen. Carl Merten’s Oyster Glove is perfect for protecting your hands while de-boning, filleting, slicing, and shucking. Is it also good for a night out on the town? You’re on your own with that one.

One size fits all.
Also available at for $139.95.

Purchase Information:

Price: 199.00
Availability: Buy Oyster Glove by Carl Mertens here


Heima Candle Holder

Pure and simple, this candle holder designed by Francis Cayouette is both elegant and functional. It’s a timeless piece of design, no doublt about it.

Designer: Francis Cayouette
Manufacturer: Normann Copenhagen
Materials: Cast iron
Dimensions: 8 H x 5 1/4 W x 5 1/2 D

Also, if you’re in the mood, there’s a product video with the designer (and a couple of more pics): (more…)

Purchase Information:

Price: $67.00
Available from: Velocity

San Francisco Neighborhood Plate Set

If San Francisco is near and dear to your heart, maybe you’ll like this plate set. Or, maybe you just like the geometry and web-like look of city maps. Interestingly enough, Cherry Chaicharn, the designer, is a former Bay Area city planner, so you know her heart (or her work) is behind the design of these subtle grey-on-white patterns. The set features maps of South of Market, North Beach, Glen Park/Noe Valley and Castro/Mission. And, get this, apparently there’s other cities (Bangkok, Tokyo, Hong Kong, etc..) to follow.

Set of four (one each of four designs).
Designed by Cherry Chaicharn, of August Table (more pics here)
7.5″ diameter each

Purchase Information:

Price: $60.00
Available from: SFMOMA Store

Ideaco Tubelor Trash Can

It’s a shame to have a trash can spoil the look of a room, and really, there’s no reason why you should have to suffer the sight of an ugly bag hanging over the side. This inner-receptacle-plus-outer-cover trash can tidies up that whole dilemma lickety-split.

12 x 8 x 8 inches.
Made in Japan.

Purchase Information:

Price: $49.00
Available from: emmo home

Cucina Food Warmer and Dish by Hans-Wilhelm Seitz

I was thinking maybe this food warmer is a chicer alternative to those tin pans and blue jelly candles, especially because this version by Seitz is porcelain and heated by tealights. I just wish it came in bigger sizes, but it’s dishwasher, microwave, and oven safe so I’ll cut my losses.

Rectangular dish: 8 x 13 x 2.5 inches
Warmer: 8.5 x 13.5 inches
A range of coordinating dishes and platters/lids available at Lekker Home.

Awarded with the Form 2001, the red dot award for good product design 2002, and nominated for the Design Award of the Federal Republic of Germany.


Purchase Information:

Price: $128.00
Available from: Owen Lawrence

Aeropress Coffee and Espresso Maker

I forget how I found this thing, but the reviews, even the critical ones, say it makes a better-than-average cup of coffee with less acidity and no bitterness. And you don’t even need electricity to use it so take it camping if you like…Brokeback Mountain style, but with Juan Valdez and a happier ending.

Includes: Aeropress plunger, funnel, scoop, stirrer, and a year’s supply of micro-filters.

Purchase Information:

Price: $25.99
Availability: Buy Aeropress Coffee and Espresso Maker here

Departures Rug

If you’re continually hopping about from one destination to another, maybe this rug is for you. Even if you’re not a jetsetter, the cursive white writing on the black background makes for an interesting focal point.

100% New Zealand wool
Designer: HZL by Henzel


For another handwritten (and uber-lovely) rug option, see Manuscrit Rug by Joaquim Ruiz Millet.

Purchase Information:

Price: $990.00 and up
Available from: 2bmod

VKB TV dinner tray

TV dinner trays aren’t exactly known for their elegance, of course, but this tray might change that. Coated in a non-slip finish, it helps keep your plate and glass from sliding around, and it’s easy to stack and store. Available in white, black, and willow wood, it also has a distinct elevated appearance from your regular plastic tray variety, which might just help your TV-watching dinner experience be a bit more… well, civilized.

Designer: Ontwerpbureau 3.11
Manufacturer: Royal VKB

Purchase Information:

Price: 27.00
Available from: Funktionalley

Copeland Light

This is pretty affordable compared to some of the other task lights out there. Two sizes are available (Compact or Standard) and you can mount it on a regular base or table clamp (panel, slatwall, or grommet mount also available).

Black or Silver.
Manufacturer: Knoll
Designer: Stephan Copeland

Purchase Information:

Price: $110.00
Available from: YLiving