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Mikoto Knife Blocks

An excellent bamboo knife block available in orange, red, or white.

“By contributing to the preservation of the environment and continually searching for new and innovative ideas to make beatutiful products out of bamboo this company has been one of our favorites from day one. All products are designed in France and produced by skillful artisans in Vietnam.”

Purchase Information:

Price: $48
Availability: Buy Mikoto Knife Blocks here

Urban Cup Holder

It’s not often that a product forays into uncharted territory- yet that’s what this does for the urban setting. Claim that post for your own, I say.

“The aim of the urban cup holder is to encourage people to reinterpret street settings and claim them as their territory, instead of just using them as a means of passage from A to B. The cup holder is easily clamped with one hand to posts in the street, then used as a coat/bag/umbrella hanger and a drink holder. In turn, giving the user a feeling of control and creating a more personal space, a temporary territory.”

More information:

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Table cloth : ‘Tableau’ by Maurice Scheltens

It’s apparently not cheap to have what must be the coolest tablecloth ever.

“using photogram technique, this tablecloth is decorated with the silhouettes of the aftermath of a dinner party. the shadows tell the story.”

6 setting size (212 x 140 cm), $585.00
8 person size (278 x 142 cm), $635

Purchase Information:

Price: $585.00
Availability: Buy Table cloth : ‘Tableau’ by Maurice Scheltens here

Wetter Indochine Porcini Stool

Not a bad price for a lacquered stool…in some great colors as well.

“Traditonal lacquer is formed from the sap of the Cay Son tree. It is painstakingly applied in layers that must be sanded and polished before the next layer can be applied.”

Color: Red, azure blue, chocolate, pewter, olive or orange.
Size: 11.75″ diameter x 10″ tall.

Update: This item is unfortunately no longer available. 10/5/09

Purchase Information:

Price: $163.00
Availability: Buy Wetter Indochine Porcini Stool here

Tube Top Table Lamps

Purchase Information:

Price: $100
Availability: Buy Tube Top Table Lamps here

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Striped collection by Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec

Forgive me if I’m repeating myself, but I’ve yet to see anything from the Bouroullecs that I don’t like. This collection is incredibly simple and versatile enough that you might be able to justify buying the whole lot, citing a sound cause for investment.

“The Striped collection by Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec for Magis is a complete line of furniture for the exterior or the interior: chairs, high and low armchairs, stools, long chairs. This superbly drawn chair has elegant lines that are beautiful to look at.”

This set can be used indoors or out.

Striped Poltroncina (Set of 2), Special: $1250.00 instead of $1680.00
Striped Chaise Longue, $1,250.00

Purchase Information:

Price: $1250
Availability: Buy Striped collection by Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec here

Honeycomb Table Lamp

This is less than $50, which is crazy considering most lamps that look similar to this retail for more than $200 (at least).

“This softly lit Honeycomb Table Lamp is made of silk worm cocoon and sits atop a wooden base. The unique swirls make this lamp a perfect accent for any living space. A definite eye-catching design.”

Base: 5″ Sq, Lamp: 8″ Dia
Silk Worm Cocoon

Purchase Information:

Price: $44.95
Availability: Buy Honeycomb Table Lamp here

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Modloft – Park Coffee Table

Not a bad price for a no-nonsense (yet stylish) coffee table…

“Urban elegance is portrayed with stainless steel and a clean, smooth table top. The Park modern low-profile coffee table with stainless steel legs and lacquer finish. Available in white, black, and orange finish. Designed in Denmark. Simple assembly.”

24″ x 24″ x 18″

Purchase Information:

Price: $300
Availability: Buy Modloft – Park Coffee Table here

Atelier Lzc Oval Mirror Houx

Yep, it’s decorative, leaning towards folksy, and it has flowers to boot, but I still think it’s such a find. I think it would contrast quite nicely with modern furniture, pulling out those qualities which become more prominent when put beside their polar opposite (an “eclectic” mix).

Hand screenprinted.

15″w x 7.75″h

Purchase Information:

Price: $87.00
Availability: Buy Atelier Lzc Oval Mirror Houx here

Poketo Artist Melamine Plates by Ogi (s/2)

I’m a big fan of mixed dinnerware, especially since there are so many wonderful designs to choose from.

“Poketo invited Tokyo based artists, PCP and Ogi to design a double plate set. Collect them as a set or mix them up, they’ll definitely liven up your next dinner part. The plate sets come in beautiful handscreened boxes.

Plates are full color; 2 x 10 inch melamine plates; dishwasher safe; not microwave safe.

Purchase Information:

Price: $32.00
Availability: Buy Poketo Artist Melamine Plates by Ogi (s/2) here

La Corbeille Sugar Handle Set

This decorative addition to teatime is proof that even the smallest detail can be improved upon.

“Sometimes great design can change the way you look at objects themselves. These sugar handles transform a cup into a mug. Each box has a set of 16 handles and is sure to start a conversation next time you have friends over for tea or coffee.”

0.5″w x 2″h

Purchase Information:

Price: $18
Availability: Buy La Corbeille Sugar Handle Set here

Snowhite Mirror with Wheels

Purchase Information:

Price: $2599
Availability: Buy Snowhite Mirror with Wheels here

Louise Tripod Wine Glass by Marten Baptist

A clever update to the regular glass of wine…

“a refreshing take on glass design, marten baptist took a typical dutch perspective on triangular aesthetic. remarkably stable in use and hand-made by the best european glass blowers.”

dimensions: 4″dia x 8″h.
set of 4.

Purchase Information:

Price: $100
Availability: Buy Louise Tripod Wine Glass by Marten Baptist here

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Timeless Bracelet by Ina Seifart

Make an anti-watch statement with this very witty bracelet.

“Seifart plays with the trend in which watches are increasingly being used as fashion accessories rather than as a way of telling time. This timeless bracelet is made from stainless steel and has a traditional fold-over clasp.”

7″l

Purchase Information:

Price: $150.00
Availability: Buy Timeless Bracelet by Ina Seifart here

Felt Vase Collection

These are a lot more special than you’d think on first glance…

“Designer Joshua Stone brings these hand made sculptural, contemporary vases consisting of industrial wool felt pieces, borosilicate beakers and reclaimed wood. These functional vases are watertight and the felt has been factory treated for low maintenance care that is as beautiful as they are utilitarian.”

Made in a limited edition of only 100 pieces.
Available in four sizes.

Hand Made in United States.

Purchase Information:

Price: $420-$485
Availability: Buy Felt Vase Collection here