Dinnerware

Insula Cup Set

This Insula cup set is quite nice. With a “gentle organic ripple pattern” it’s sure to please the eyes as well as the sense of touch with a double insulating wall that makes it easy to hold hot or cold beverages.

Set of two.

3-3/8″ diameter and 4″ tall

Available in Snow white, Sea Blue, Salman Orange and Kiwi Green.

Purchase Information:

Price: $13.00
Availability: Buy Insula Cup Set here

Vine Side Plate Set

I certainly hope nobody gets sick of my fixation on black and white patterned dinnerware. This particular set is so very pleasing to look at, and relatively affordable.

High-grade, dishwasher-safe melamine plastic. (Do not microwave.)
Set of four. Diameter: 8″

Update: This item is unfortunately no longer available. (10/30/09)

Purchase Information:

Price: $29.00
Availability: Buy Vine Side Plate Set here

Biscuit Collection by studio job

Holy cow. I think these are absolutely amazing and honestly, cannot think of why I shouldn’t buy at least one piece of this collection. I want to use an expletive, I like them so much.

“designed by studio job for royal tichelaar makkum in 2006 and a highlight of the Milan Fair, the biscuit collection includes nine different plates and five centerpieces. the pieces are white bisque porcelain with reliefs based on allegory with fairy tail and fantasy figures. both sides of the plates are decorated.”

Pieces range from $130.00- $1,380.00, Buy it here.

Purchase Information:

Price: $130.00
Availability: Buy Biscuit Collection by studio job here

Bjorn Dahlstrom: HotCool 3 Piece Set

Anyone who knows me knows that I love to eat. So any product that is designed to help me enjoy the consumption process has won my heart already.

“HotCool is an innovative serving concept that makes drinking hot drinks a luxurious taste experience. HotCool keeps hot drinks hot – like mulled wine and specialty coffees – and cold drinks cold – for instance, smoothies and iced tea.. An essential part of the HotCool range is the tray which is handy for carrying cakes or small savoury snacks.”

Presented in gift box.

Material: Glass & Plastic.
Dimensions Latte Cup: 5.25″ high
Volume: 13.5 oz.

Purchase Information:

Price: $40.00
Availability: Buy Bjorn Dahlstrom: HotCool 3 Piece Set here

Abra Cadabra Collection

Have your dishes won any awards lately? These have*. And I can see why.

Microwave and dishwasher safe. Made in Germany.

*Awarded with the Baden-W├╝rttemberg International Design Award 2003, the Form 2003, Design Plus 2003, the Good Design Award 2002 Japan, the Good Design Award 2001, a recognition within the Thuringian Product Design Award 2001 competition and the reddot award 2001. Nominated for the Federal Design Award 2002.

Purchase Information:

Price: $8.00
Availability: Buy Abra Cadabra Collection here

Ink Blot Dinner Plate Series by Kathleen Walsh

I think these might be one of my favorite things I’ve seen in a while…and I’m going to quote straight from unica as they did such a good job explaining the series and such:

“the ink blot series, designed by kathleen walsh for walteria living, is inspired by a 19th century parlor game called blotto. a pre-cursor to the use of inkblots by rorschach in modern research psychology as personality tests, blotto encouraged right-brain thinking in a social setting. it is the intent of this series to simulate a similar dialogue and promote togetherness around the dinner table. plates are japanese porcelain with lead-free certified glaze. sold as a set of 4. available with text in black or gold. dimensions: 10.7″d

text on the plates reads as follows:
a) “1% – an outlaw biker rides alone, his destiny remains uncertain”
b) “compassion among species – 2 altruistic butterflies fly 2 injured field mice to safety”
c) “dueling roosters – 2 roosters engage in staring competition, there will be only 1 winner”
d) “an unlikely event – 1 winged porcine creature stands poised at the edge of a reflective pool”‘

Purchase Information:

No longer available.

10 Piece Sushi gift set

Perfect last minute gift…

Purchase Information:

Price: $19.95
Availability: Buy 10 Piece Sushi gift set here

simple dinnerware

Simple dinnerware on sale.
Semigloss glazed white stoneware for every day or entertaining. Microwave and dishwasher safe. Set includes 4-dinner plates, 4-salad plates, 4-bowls and 4-mugs.

Dinner plates : 11″diam.
Salad plates : 8″diam.
Bowls : 6″diam.
Mugs : 4.25″h.

Purchase Information:

Price: $69.00
Availability: Buy simple dinnerware here

Forest Dinner Plate, etc.

Loveliness on a plate, that’s what this is. Delicate light grey patterns grace the white porcelain plates and bowls, and, of course, this particular collection was designed by Tord Boontje. Dishwasher safe.

Purchase Information:

Price: $34.95
Availability: Buy Forest Dinner Plate, etc. here

Digital Dinner Plate Set

For those days when you’re feeling a bit pixelated, you can pull out your digital dinnerware to cheer yourself up. High-grade, dishwasher-safe melamine plastic plates (don’t microwave them).

Purchase Information:

No longer available.

Anne Black Tilt Porcelain Dishware

Handmade from high quality porcelain materials, this collection is really kind of fun with it’s slighty off-kilter design. The red line is a silkscreen print applied by hand, and it’s just the perfect touch.

All pieces are made with non-toxic glazes suitable for any foods and beverages and are dishwasher safe.

Purchase Information:

Price: $24.00
Availability: Buy Anne Black Tilt Porcelain Dishware here

Insect Fruit Plates

I absolutely love these plates and I know that they are way too expensive (at least for the average person). But they’re so completely lovely; the hand painted insects were taken from a famous Cumberland pattern designed by Joseph Zachenberger from 1760-1765 (I’m such a sucker for historical replicas).

hand painted, glazed porcelain bisque underneath.

Insect fruit plate (one insect),
$290.00,

Insect fruit plate (two insect),
$350.00,

Insect fruit plate (three insect),
$405.00

Purchase Information:

Price: $290-$405
Availability: Buy Insect Fruit Plates here

Upstate Collection, Constantin Boym 2002

I like these so much I can hardly stand to talk about them. At first glance, these plates look like the picturesque towns and touristy places, but, upon closer inspection you notice that you don’t really know what’s going on. All of these plates are digital decal prints (on ceramic) of nondescript places in upstate New York. Telephone wires, ‘wrong’ cars on the road, and other odd things make these odd plates really quite wonderful. (Two more are available, just not shown here.)

Each plate is numbered from a limited edition of 300.

dimensions: 12″ wide.

Purchase Information:

Price: $90.00
Availability: Buy Upstate Collection, Constantin Boym 2002 here

Black Forest Dinnerware

Do you happen to remember the Black Forest Vases I posted forever ago? Were you paying attention? Probably not, and that’s okay, because I’m going to do you a favor and let you know about the expansion of that particular graphic into dinnerware. I’m excited about it even though I can’t afford it.

Made in Germany from Fine Bone China. Dishwasher safe.

lovely, isn’t it?

Purchase Information:

Price: $85.00
Availability: Buy Black Forest Dinnerware here

Fusion Dinnerware

Each set of Fusion Dinnerware from Vessel includes 2 plates, a bowl and a mug. The plates and bowls each have two partitions for separation of your food-stuffs.

Dimensions (inches): large plate 12 D
small plate 9.3 D
bowl 8.3 D
mug 4.5 D x 4 H
stoneware, dishwasher/microwave-safe

Purchase Information:

Price: $56
Availability: Buy Fusion Dinnerware here