Bowls Trays

Bobol Fruit Bowl

This bowl is made of 22 acrylic pieces which assemble easily without tools. It adds visual interest along with a place to store your fruit.

[posted by kris]

Purchase Information:

Price: $49.00
Availability: Buy Bobol Fruit Bowl here

Venus Bowls and Vase

These are lovely, and much more affordable than they look.

“Fascinated by waves and the complexity of glittering water, Erika Lagerbielke’s love for water continues to inspire her. Venus named after Botticelli’s famous painting is classic, clear Orrefors crystal in modern guise. In their simplicity, the bowls and vases are ideal for both traditional and modern homes.”

Small Bowl: 2.5h x 5.125w, $75.00
Large Bowl: 3.375h x 7.25w, $150.00
Large Vase: 9.5h x 5.125w, $200.00

Purchase Information:

Price: $75.00-$200.00
Availability: Buy Venus Bowls and Vase here

Smoked Root Bowls

The natural sculptural quality of these bowls would add an earthy feel/texture to a room…

“Artisans handcarve the discarded root balls of Chinese fir trees into magnificent bowls that display the character of their parent trees in unique color variations, knots, and small fissures.”

Large approximately 14″Dx10″H, Medium approximately 10″Dx5″H
Food safe.

Purchase Information:

Price: $49
Availability: Buy Smoked Root Bowls here

Self-balancing tray

I’ve got to say that I didn’t quite believe this until I saw it in person. You can put drinks on this tray and swing it around and the drinks don’t spill.

Purchase Information:

Price: $60.00
Availability: Buy Self-balancing tray here

Forbidden _fruit.mgx Centerpiece Bowl


“forbidden _fruit.mgx, by dan yeffet, is an order of magnitude more complex than any bowl we’ve seen. this forbidden fruit isn’t solid, but rather is made of all the things that make it forbidden, words like ‘soft’, ‘sweet’, ‘tender’, ‘smooth’, ‘juicy’ you get the picture.”

Bordeaux, Grass Green, Havana Brown, or Black.

Purchase Information:

Price: $1,300
Availability: Buy Forbidden _fruit.mgx Centerpiece Bowl here

Porzellan Manufaktur Nymphenburg Bird’s Wing Dish

Holy. This is the nicest “dish” I’ve ever seen. In fact, I wouldn’t even use it- I’d just admire it upon a table or figure out a way to hang it on a wall.

“The detailing on this bird’s wing dish continues on both sides to create a three-dimensional sculptural piece. Formed of white bisque porcelain by a company steeped in a 250 year tradition of craftsmanship, the superior quality of this dish will astound you.”

[posted by katie]

Purchase Information:

Price: $369.00
Availability: Buy Porzellan Manufaktur Nymphenburg Bird’s Wing Dish here

Black Lace Bowl

I’m a sucker for old ideas reinterpreted with modern processes, and here’s another great example.

“Handcrafted using advanced metal processing technologies, this bowl is inspired by vintage Eastern European lace handkerchiefs collected in antique shops in Israel. Uniquely shaped and structured, each piece is a one-of-a-kind creation and can be used for serving or decoration. Stainless steel. Hand-wash only.”

Purchase Information:

Price: $98.00
Availability: Buy Black Lace Bowl here

Slow Motion Bowls

The fluid lines of these bowls look modern and elegant.

“Inspired by the aesthetics of clay in a mold that comes out too early and starts to beautifully slump. Designer Olav Slingerland picked precise moments in time during this process, and created molds to capture it. Their poetic, organic lines are embellished with delicious colored glazes.”

These bowls are double-glazed by hand and are food safe. Hand wash.

small: 6.1″Ø x 3.2″H,
large: 10.4″Ø x 3.5″H,

Purchase Information:

Price: $79.00
Availability: Buy Slow Motion Bowls here

Bamboo Bowl by bambu

Hand coiled 6″ bamboo bowls are made with a natural lacquer layering process (18 layers in total) to create a durable and waterproof, food-safe finish.

Suitable for both hot and cold foods.

available in: Black, Naked, Tomato Red, Green, Robin Egg Blue, Blueberry, Lemon Chiffon, and Cataloupe Orange.

Purchase Information:

Price: $15.00
Availability: Buy Bamboo Bowl by bambu here

orloff bowls

It’s no secret we like hexagons here at bltd, so it comes naturally that a ‘geodetic’ dome by Patricia Urquiola would, of course, be posted.

“From the designer of the ‘T-table”, “Usame” and “Buckle” watch, comes “Orloff”. Patricia Urquiola imagined a sort of inverse geodetic dome, transformed into bowls of two sizes. The project put deep-molding technicians to the test, as the containers are made from a single disc of drawn plate 18/10 stainless steel, without welding.”

Purchase Information:

Price: $69.00
Availability: Buy orloff bowls here

Cohncave Bowl by Alessi

The surface texture and coloring of this steel bowl make an intriguing centerpiece…

“The Cohncave Bowl by Alessi, named after its designer Susan Cohn, is a contemporary household accessory. The bowl features dimpled steel, colored with a baked-on coating of epoxy resins in black and grey.”

Purchase Information:

Price: $165.00
Availability: Buy Cohncave Bowl by Alessi here

deer tray

Whether you use them as functional trays or as wall décor, these will definitely add some interesting subject matter to a room.

“Ibride’s products are created by 3 members of the same French family. The inspiration for each item comes from both the very close environment and travels around the world. The word ‘ibride’ itself is a play on words in French meaning ‘hybrid’, and many of the pieces combine several forms and several functions… Each tray is constructed to last using a century old technique. Created of high pressure laminate each of Ibride’s items are thoroughly functional and lifestyle enhancing at the same time. ”

H 16″ x W 10.5″

Purchase Information:

Price: $59.00
Availability: Buy deer tray here

Beads and Pieces by Hella Jongerius

This large bowl by Hella Jongerius was made as part of Artecnica’s socially and environmentally responsible Design With Conscience collection, is handcrafted by artisans in Peru, with the help of the non-profit organization Aid to Artisans. The ‘Beads and Pieces’ collection is executed in the smooth black ceramic typical of traditional Peruvian pottery.

diameter: 16″
height: 11″

Food safe

Purchase Information:

Price: $695.00
Availability: Buy Beads and Pieces by Hella Jongerius here

Kose Trapezio Tray

Stunning angular hand crafted clay tray.

(This item’s link and price was updated 02/25/10.)

Purchase Information:

Price: $672.00
Availability: Buy Kose Trapezio Tray here

Eggflat by Josh Jakus

Here’s something notable in the category of “catch-alls”…

“This sculptural tabletop piece evolved out of an experiment in bending surfaces along seams. The Eggflat folds flat for storage and then unfurls to hold coins, keys, fruit, and other small treasures. Individual units can be joined laterally to form a landscape.”

100% industrial wool felt, nylon stitching. (Industrial felt is made from approximately 85% factory excess wool and 15% mixed fibers.)

Approx. 12″ x 12″

Purchase Information:

Price: $54.00
Availability: Buy Eggflat by Josh Jakus here