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Bowls Trays

Trays from Kalon

Need a few nice wooden trays for snacks and drinks and such? Turn your eyes toward Kalon’s set of trays, in either bamboo or black walnut. They’re nice enough that they could venture out of the eating areas and into the living zone- perhaps to keep your pocket contents corralled or your reading stack organized?
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Price: $117.00 - 295.00
Available from: Kalon

Kaymet Rubber Grip Lap Tray

Breakfast in bed seems like a great idea, if you’re coordinated enough not to spill coffee/crumbs/whatnot all over the sheets and covers. It would certainly help to have a lap tray with rubber grips, and perhaps a rubber backing, to help keep plates and cups in place, wouldn’t it? The Kaymet Lap Tray has both, so you can dine and/or work (with your laptop) in comfort. It was designed in 1965 and is still made at the Kaymet south London factory.
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Price: $295.00
Available from: The Line

Moon Bowls by Normann Copenhagen

You could probably use an extra decorative bowl or two, as there’s usually a few odds and ends floating about that need a home temporarily (because you’re eventually going to put it away to where it belongs, riiight?). The concave wooden vessels you see above and below are named after the moon, for they resemble perfectly shaped moon craters. Use them together or individually to hold your smaller things in the office (paperclips), closet (jewelry or keys), or kitchen (dry foods only).
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Price: $22.00
Available from: Gretel Home

Grain Plank Tray

It’s Thanksgiving week here in the United States, so you still have a tiny bit of time to round out your dishes and trays before your family descends. Take a look at Grain’s Plank Tray- it’s made from sustainably sourced ash in the Pacific Northwest and would look wonderful as a centerpiece, with or without food and drinks.
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Price: $185.00
Available from: Grain Design

AYTM Circle Trays

I’m sure I’m not the only one who feels like our country is in pieces today. I’ll avoid any more political commentary, except to say let’s hope to move forward together and heal this huge divide. So, look at these Half Circle and Quarter Circle trays by AYTM. Aren’t they cool? Aren’t they great? They’re food-safe, but would work equally well for desk items. Aubergine, brass, and black combine for a stronger statement, or you can keep them divided for smaller needs and wants; it’s up to you.
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Price: $41.00 - 52.00
Available from: WallpaperSTORE*

Ooh La La Fruit Bowl

Ignore the name, but pay attention to how this bowl is made of three rectangular pieces of magnetized oak. The pieces fit together like a puzzle, which allows you to separate and stack them to hide the bowl away in a cabinet or cupboard. Smart!
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Price: $60.00
Available from: MoMA Store

Landmarks Bowl by Klemens Schillinger

Contain those odds and ends with a bowl that looks even better empty. Maybe that will motivate you to put everything away in its right place? We can hope. Klemens Schillinger’s Landmarks Bowls have a sculptural presence with their stepped interiors that looks way more expensive than they are, meaning you get a whole lot of bang for your buck. Choose between the larger oblong or the smaller, circular size.
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Price: $35.00 - 49.00
Available from: Hem

ZZ CenterPiece

Please tell me you need a strange sort of tray for your next dinner party, because I’ve got just the thing: the ZZ CenterPiece. Isn’t it lovely in its asymmetrical-yet-functional design? Is the ebonized Walnut not beautiful with its zig zag topical pattern? It’s interesting enough to leave out all the time- maybe you could even put it in your entryway to catch keys and correspondence?
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Price: $110.00
Available from: Pat Kim Design

Sass Pedestals

Why, yes, these pedestals are Sottsass-inspired, as you can tell by their circular, contrasting layers. Aren’t they just the thing to elevate certain things around your home? Perhaps you’ll place your hors d’oeuvres, your prized possessions, or, as suggested, your potted plants upon them, so that those items might shine slightly brighter for being seen.
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Price: $150.00 - 220.00
Available from: Horne

Hough Storage Vessels

Do we or do we not all need a couple of extra storage containers? The Hough Storage Vessels will hold all those annoyingly tiny things out of sight, thanks to their natural cork and rubber lids. Go with one of the brighter hues for a color kick or stick with the neutral off-white (my favorite).
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Price: $50.00 - 85.00
Available from: Most Modest

Frame Trays, Set of 3

A set of three trays with soft, muted colors might just be what you need to get those odds and ends organized. Kitchen, entryway, bedroom, or office, the trays will be a landing pad for all sorts of miscellany, hopefully leaving other surfaces free of clutter. Keep them nested as a collection, or spread them out when needed.
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Price: $232.00
Available from: DWR

Large Catch, Walnut

Hello there, little catch-all. How simple and unassuming you are, with just enough space to catch keys, phones, and other pocket contents. Perhaps you need to live on our dressers, desks, or entryway consoles, just to tidy up those spots which accumulate all sorts of miscellany on a daily basis. Hmm, now to decide, which size is best?
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Price: $54.00 - 90.00
Available from: Craighill

Iittala Kastehelmi Collection

As we’re in full gift-finding mode, it’s very appropriate to feature truly classic gifts- the kind of gifts that hold value no matter the year. Now, you might have seen Iittala’s Kastehelmi Collection before, but take another look and pay attention to each piece. They’re quite pretty in a very elegant, classic way, don’t you think? I’ve seen them used to hold jewelry/trinkets, snacks and food stuffs, and even plants. A set of jars or glasses could be a good gift option for that hard-to-figure-out person on your list? The Finnish word “kastehelmi” means “dewdrop,” in case you were wondering.
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Price: $20.00 +
Available from: AllModern

Grip Band Serving Tray

Whoooaa, steady, there! Maybe you need the Grip Tray- it will keep those beverages in place as they travel from kitchen to dining room, or, as the case may be, to the living room (you big couch potato, you). Silicone bands wrap around the outside to make sure things stay put no matter how wobbly or weak your arms may be. There’s a Parallel (above) and Round size (shown below) available in a black or white color scheme.
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Price: $295.00 - 395.00
Available from: Finell

General Series by Good Thing NY

Don’t assign any piece of the General Series by Good Thing NY to just one function, as they’re meant to fulfill myriad needs around the home or office. A hard timber handle makes it easy to carry each bucket, bowl, or tray from one place to another, and the spun aluminum base/container should withstand a fair amount of wear and tear. Use them in the kitchen for serving food stuffs, in the office for corralling supplies, or in a living area or bedroom to catch various bits and bobs that need a home.
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Price: $44.00 - 54.00
Available from: Good Thing NY