Bowls Trays

Mango Wood Plate

Originally $39, this mango wood plate is on sale now for 40% off, which makes it even more affordable. Considering the size, it would make a great catch-all near the front door for mail, keys, etc. Plus, it’s always nice to have some natural elements scattered around a modern home; it keeps interiors from looking too stuffy and perfect.

Bowl measures approximately 11″ in diameter and 1.5″ tall.

Purchase Information:

Price: $23.50
Available from: Magpie & Rye

“Adjust-a-Bowl” Soft Cork Bowl

I have an aversion to fruit bowls, or rather, an aversion to styled fruit bowls; mainly I blame the first issue of Dwell and the manifesto found within. It planted a little seed of awareness, and ever since I’ve shied away from piling fruit up within a bowl, preferring to let it sit in disarray on my counter. I made a semi-conscious decision to let my home look lived in- not too perfect or too organized- and this tiny little decision was a sort of a symbolic flipping of ‘the bird’ (a la Flight Of the Conchords) to all those perfect shellacked photos that I wondered (and sometimes drooled) over in shelter magazines.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $34.00- 48.00
Available from: Branch Home

Blow Bowls

The Blow Bowl is an interesting mix of textures and materials, combining mouth-blown glass with synthetic red or blue rope handles (comes with both). Designed by Alexis Georgacopoulos for ENO, Paris.

Materials: Blown glass, rope
High Dimensions: 8.6″ diameter x 9.8″ high
Low Dimensions: 13.7″ diameter x 3.1″ high

 

Purchase Information:

Price: $208.00
Availability: Buy Blow Bowls here

Concrete Bowls for BETONIU by Stephan Schulz

I came across the portfolio site of Stephan Schulz today and these concrete bowls made me do a double take.

They reflect the light just like polished natural stone, they feel comfortable and smooth cradled in your hands. The lips of the bowls – only a few millimeters thick – show that concrete is a material that can be used for the finest work, at the same time demonstrating where its limits lie; here, it has been taken to its limit.

Setting a minimalist accent, this set of four hand-made bowls presents an apparently everyday material in a new context. The bowls have a mobile quality; playing with the usual cliché of the hard rigidity and weight of concrete; they can rock back and forth, while drawing their stability from the increasing wall thickness towards the base.

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Purchase Information:

Price: €29.00 and up
Available from: Betoniu

Porcelain Trays at West Elm

I love this little porcelain tray from West Elm. I think this is the perfect place to put my phone, wallet and keys when I come home after work. It would also be a really cute place for jewelry or make-up or anything that needs a bit of organizing.

$16 for the big one, $6 for the little one. Currently they have free shipping. For $22 you can make out like a bandit and organize to your hearts content!
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Purchase Information:

Price: $16.00
Available from: West Elm

Porcelain Vide poche

What is a ‘Vide poche’? It’s a valet tray for keeping your keys and coins and such (the literal translation is glove compartment, or according to this site, empty pocket). This collection from {far4} has some friendly illustrations that are bound to fit anywhere you need a little tray to catch your odds and ends.

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Purchase Information:

Price: $60.00
Available from: {far4}

Funny Little Trays

Love these trays from Fishs Eddy. Perfect for keys, coins, notes, whatever. Could be a great gift for someone too…

Shown above:
Guest Check Tray, $7.95
Admit One Tray, $7.95

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Purchase Information:

Price: $5.95 and up
Available from: Fishs Eddy

Fat Tray from Alessi

This tray will cut your trips to and from the dining room in half. It’s a bamboo wood container with a lid that also acts as a tray, meaning you can put dishes and such inside and have a second layer to stack food or drinks. A moveable separator inside keeps things organized.

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Purchase Information:

Price: $146.00
Available from: Unica Home

Amelia Snail Dish

Apparently this polished stainless steel dish by Lluis Clotet is an homage to the characters from the novels of the Spanish poet Foix (of which a context is not so easy to find). Whatever the homage, there’s no doubt that this dish could be a functional art piece, though it would hurt to see it get scratches, wouldn’t it?

Dimension: 1.5 in. H x 7.25 in. Diam.
Designer: Lluis Clotet

Also available for £34.00 at Design Museum Shop.

Purchase Information:

Price: $80.00
Available from: Fitzsu

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)

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Purchase Information:

Price: $48.00
Available from: Gretel Home

Slideshow: Cork Bowl Roundup

Instead of doing lots of little posts on each individual cork bowl I’ve come across, I’m going to do one big one covering the ones I’ve bookmarked so far.

Cammeo Collection Ceramic Containers

This ceramic container has certainly caught my eye. It’s got a great form, it’s colorful, and it juxtaposes two materials not commonly seen together; ceramic and rubber. Each jar comes with six different colored rubber bands. Sizes range from 95, 110, 150 mm.

Purchase Information:

Price: $47.00
Availability: Buy Cammeo Collection Ceramic Containers here

Box Gift

This is perfect for that person on your list who you have no idea what to get. It’s a box shaped like a gift. Done.

“Box Gift” memorializes the fleeting moment of gift-giving. Try as one might, this wrapping cannot be torn off and thrown away. Think of all the paper and ribbon that will be saved. Think of the joy that will come each time the recipient dusts. “Box Gift” is the gift that keeps on giving.

Designer: Harry Allen
Material: Resin and Marble
Dimensions: 4.5 x 4.75 x 4.5 inches

Purchase Information:

Price: $48.00
Availability: Buy Box Gift here

Concrete Heart

Darkly romantic, indeed. Imagine the possibilities of gifting this…so many things you could write to accompany a concrete heart. (a. concrete. heart. freaking amazing.)

A hand cast concrete heart which opens to reveal a hollow centre. Give someone a heart, fill it with a message of love or a ring of diamonds. A darkly romantic gift. Each heart is hand cast and may differ in colour and finish slightly.

designer: Tove Adman
dimensions: 7 x 13.5 x 8 cm
materials: concrete

Purchase Information:

Price: £39.00
Available from: Snow Home UK

Frank Gehry Rock Vase and Bowl

The highlight of the Gehry/Tiffany pairing (in my opinion*) are the bone china vases and bowls with their crumpled rock-like surfaces. Perhaps one of these would make a great housewarming/holiday gift for a Gehry aficionado?

Frank Gehry® Rock vase, large. 11.5″ high, $175.00, Buy it here.

Frank Gehry® Rock bowl, large, 9″ diameter, $150.00, Buy it here.
Also available, not shown: Frank Gehry® Rock dish ($125), small bowl ($100) and tumbler ($40).

*Sure, some of the jewelry is nice, but the ones that catch my eye either aren’t available or are waaay out of any price range that I am familiar with.

Purchase Information:

Price: $150.00
Availability: Buy Frank Gehry Rock Vase and Bowl here