Picnic Set by Carina Ahlburg

Has spring officially sprung? I’d say so, and it’s got me daydreaming of afternoons at the park. I’m not a huge person for picnics, but this set by Swedish designer Carina Ahlburg has me reconsidering. Check it: plates, cups, tableware, with one big bowl for storage and/or serving, for four people.

Designer: Carina Ahlburg
Tableware is in stainless steel.
Material: Melamine.
Height 4.3″ (11 cm), 9.4″ dia. (24 cm)

Purchase Information:

Price: $75.00
Available from: Huset-Shop.com

Dinner-ware Earthenware Bowls & Platters

Abstract art for your table, anyone? I sort of love the hand-painted brushwork on these bowls and platters, and some of them are luckily on sale.

Gloss finish. Glazes contain no lead, cadmium, or other heavy metals.
Lightweight and food safe.
Hand wash. Do not microwave.

$179.95 $99.99

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Purchase Information:

Price: $99.00
Availability: Buy Dinner-ware Earthenware Bowls & Platters here

Meadow Plate by Ella Doran Design Ltd

I think the blustery cold has me looking for spring (any day now we’ll turn the corner), so of course this melamine plate caught my eye. It’s refreshing to see some greenery, even if it is on a plate.

Diameter: 26 cm (10″)
Material: melamine

Purchase Information:

Price: 3.50
Availability: Buy Meadow Plate by Ella Doran Design Ltd here

Anatomica Tableware

Svpply is fast becoming one of my favorite sites. Kris told me about it a while ago, and I swear every time I check it out there’s about a dozen things I add to my bookmarks. If you get a chance, take a look (Svpply). This time, one of those dozen was this anatomical plate.

Design: Lisa Turner, 2009
Manufacturer: The New English, England
Material: Bone China

Anatomica 10″ Plate, $74.00, Buy it here.
Anatomica TNE Teacup & Saucer, $95.00, Buy it here.

Purchase Information:

Price: $74.00
Availability: Buy Anatomica Tableware here

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Soup and Sandwich Tray

As the cold weather approaches, prepare yourself for soup and sandwich meals with this easy combo tray that will simplify the trip to and fro the kitchen.

Nestling cozily on its sandwich tray, this soup bowl helps you indulge your comfort food cravings. Perfectly sized to serve up tomato soup and a grilled cheese sandwich, this ceramic combo lets you end the precarious balancing act of enjoying your favorite quick and comfy meal. Safe for use in the oven, microwave and dishwasher, the simple white serving pieces are always ready for those relaxed rainy day meals.

plate: 12.5″ L x 6.5″ W, bowl: 5.25″ dia, 22 oz.
Sold as a set of two trays and two bowls. Spoon not included.

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Purchase Information:

Price: $30.00
Availability: Buy Soup and Sandwich Tray here

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Blue Mormor Dinnerware by Normann Copenhagen

Using textiles as inspiration, this collection of dinnerware by Gry Fager was influenced by “the atmosphere and the character of the kitchen, particularly older kitchens from [her] grandmother’s time.”(-normann-copenhagen)

The Mormor series is made for the modern kitchen and dining table using ceramics as its point of departure, and it definitely applies to the traditional kitchen. Not only that, structures and patterns along with familiar kitchen items such as cloths and dishcloths are contained in the visual expression of this series.

Designer: Gry Fager

$17.75-$48.25, Buy it here.
(165.00 SEK-670.00 SEK,
Buy it here.)

Purchase Information:

Price: $17.75
Availability: Buy Blue Mormor Dinnerware by Normann Copenhagen here

Simplicitas & Wolf Udo Wagner’s Picnic Set

Hopefully you’ll be enjoying your Labor Day* outside in the sunshine, maybe with some of the usual refreshments, and, if so, perhaps you’ll consider how this picnic set would be ever so much nicer to use than ordinary throw away plates.

Save the planet from one more throway picnic plate! Part of the Urbana series of thoughtfully designed to-go products by Simplicitas in Stockholm, this uber-compact, five-setting picnic set by Wolf Udo Wagner is made of durable, dishwasher-safe ABS. Yet it’s lightweight and ready to move. Each sectioned plate features a cup for hot or cold bevies and an all-purpose flatware triangle–fork, knife and spoon all in one. When not in use, the plates stack and cover the cups and cutlery, which stays locked in place by the screw.

Size: 11″ dia x 3″ thick

$28.00, Buy it here.

*Seeing as it is Labor Day, there’s just one post today. Posts resume tomorrow as usual.

Purchase Information:

Price: $28.00
Availability: Buy Simplicitas & Wolf Udo Wagner’s Picnic Set here

Irezumi Ink Dish Tattoo Design

Whether you’re a fan of tattoos or not, this ink-inspired dinnerware is lovely interpretation of traditional porcelain table settings. I’d like to think that this would satisfy the ‘matchy-matchy’ crowd (i.e. people who like to have everything match) but still give a little bit of edgy/alternative style to the table.

Paul Timman is one of the leading tattoo artists in the world and recognized as a specialist in tribal and traditional Japanese designs. Here he inks is world renowned designs on porcelain inspired by classical Japanese tattoos.

4 Piece Place Setting Dinnerware (shown). Includes: dinner plate, salad plate, soup bowl and mug.

$82.00, Buy it here.

Purchase Information:

Price: $82.00
Availability: Buy Irezumi Ink Dish Tattoo Design here

KOBE Sushi At All

Do your next sushi meal justice with this lovely bamboo and ceramic set.

The Legnoart KOBE Sushi At All is a beautiful piece, useful and elegant with a touch of the Japanese culture. You can now eat sushi like a real Japanese! better still, a modern stylish Japanese sushi meal is now available at home! It consists of: * Side compressed natural bamboo * Ceramic bowls for Soya Sauce and Wassabi * Bamboo Chopsticks included * Hand made water-based finishing

Designed by Bjørn Blisse

$99.95, Buy it here.

Purchase Information:

Price: $99.95
Availability: Buy KOBE Sushi At All here

Constellation Plates

Uh…so, um, what’s your sign? Here’s some pretty plates that show the constellations of the zodiac signs.

“Throw a star-studded dinner party with pretty white plates featuring delicate blue renderings of the 12 zodiac signs. Silver dots show what the actual constellations look like in the night sky. Sold as a set of four, the plates feature three constellations per plate and are divided up into fire signs, earth signs, water signs and air signs.”

Made in China.
Materials: porcelain
Size: 8″ dia.

Set of four: $34.00 atUncommon Goods

Purchase Information:

Price: $34.00
Available from: Uncommon Goods

Ripple Plate

These ripple plates by Alex Marshall Studios would be a fun (yet still elegant) way to display appetizers.

All ceramics are made from porcelain clay, are food safe, residential dishwasher safe, microwave safe and may be warmed in the oven up to 250°.

By Alex Marshall Studios
11.25 x 11.25″

$54.00, Buy it here.

Purchase Information:

Price: $54.00
Availability: Buy Ripple Plate here

VerTerra Signature Plates

VerTerra specializes in eco-friendly single-use dinnerware and their signature collection (shown above) is a heck of a lot better looking than paper plates.

“Each piece is made from 100% renewable and compostable plant matter and water. No chemicals, waxes or dyes, like those found in disposable paper and plastic options. No harmful toxins that can leach into your food. No worrying. It’s also the most durable and versatile single-use product available; use it to reheat in the microwave, bake in the oven, or cool in the fridge.”


Fortune Cookie Plate

I love it: as you eat, you see your fortune.

Inspired by the traditional fortune cookie served at the end of a meal, this “fortune” is also revealed only once the food on the plate has been eaten.
Price shown is for a set of four, each containing a random fortune, with random placement.

Designer: Willie Tsang
Materials: Fine Porcelain
Dimensions: 10″ dia.
set of four: $59.00, Buy it here.

Purchase Information:

Price: $59.00
Availability: Buy Fortune Cookie Plate here

Twenty Past Four

Teach your friends and family dining etiquette without saying a word.

Referencing “proper” British etiquette, these plates are printed with a diagram showing the correct placement of utensils (twenty past four) when dinner is done, as well as the caption “Place your utensils in the dotted lines when finished”.

Price shown is for a set of two plates.

Designer: Willie Tsang
Materials: Fine Porcelain
Dimensions: 10″ dia.

Purchase Information:

No longer available.

11″ Print and Pattern Plates

These are really quite nice for the price.

A perfect and pretty plate, decorated with a charming design, and equally at home on your table or wall. Choose Kaleidoscope, Night Flowers, Stormy Harbor or Towers print. Exclusive to Urban Outfitters. Imported. Dishwasher and Microwave safe.

* 8″ diameter, Porcelain

$8.00, Buy it here.

Purchase Information:

Price: $8.00
Availability: Buy 11″ Print and Pattern Plates here