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Tea Kettle By NORM Architects

This tea kettle pot by NORM Architects has a built in steeper that is secured to the top lid when brewing is finished, making the process a tad less messy. Plus, as the teapot is glass, you can see the brewing process and stop it once the shade is exactly to your liking. Looks like the good teapot for those of us that are particular about tea.
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Price: $79.00
Available from: GSelect

Set of Musical Glasses

These glasses would be excellent to have at your next dinner party, wouldn’t they? The graphics are musical notations for the correct level of liquid to produce the perfect pitch when a user runs their finger along the rim of the glass. As the price is for a set of 2, you’ll need to shell out a fair amount of dough to get a complete octave.

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Price: $65.00
Available from: Uncommon Goods

Ceylon Pitcher

If you enjoy iced tea or fruit infused water, check out the Ceylon Pitcher ($29.95) from CB2. Removable filter allows for handy separation of leaves or fruit and the oval shape won’t take up too much space in the fridge.

Dishwasher-, microwave- and freezer-safe.

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Price: $29.95
Available from: CB2

Good Grief Glasses

Go through all steps of grieving with the help of your favorite aqua vitae in these glasses- from Denial all the way to Acceptance. Might be a clever gift in the right circumstances (your discernment, of course).

Dishwasher safe.
Set of 2, $28.00

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Price: $28.00
Available from: Set Editions

Silhouette Platter and Plates

We’ve featured Christopher Jagmin’s Even and Odd Dinner Plates, but these silhouette pieces are worth a look as well. The platter would look just at home on a wall as on your table, and the small plates would be a nice size for salads or sandwiches.
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Price: $102.00
Available from: Christopher Jagmin

Wine and Bar range by Aurélien Barbry

If you have Aurélien Barbry’s cork wine stoppers from Normann Copenhagen, you might want to add these other accoutrements to your bar area. Similarly matched to the stoppers, the pieces are made from cork, which give a natural warmth to an otherwise bland sea of stainless steel options.

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Price: $17.50 and up
Availability: Buy Wine and Bar range by Aurélien Barbry here

CLUSTER Coasters

If you have a need for coasters, at least make them decent to look at, for goodness sake. After all, we’re not barbarians, are we? You can leave them clustered together or break them apart for separate drinks. They, of course, can be rearranged like a puzzle for a trivet type of arrangement.

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Price: $21.00
Available from: Simbiotek Design Lab

Digital Age Candle Set

For those of you that appreciate all things digital, these candles are a must-have at the next birthday bash. The set comes with re-useable candle stands plus 26 candles.

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Price: $5.95
Available from: The Spoon Sisters

Coava Kone Coffee Filter

After moving out to the Northwest it didn’t take long to notice that people take their coffee pretty seriously out here, and I’m not talking about Starbucks or Seattle’s Best. A welcoming local cafe is always a stone’s throw away, catering to both the casual coffee drinker and as well as patrons of the most distinguised taste. In Portland, one of the most unique cafes I have come across is Coava in the Central Eastside district. Sharing a space with a bamboo plywood showroom, the interior is industrial chic (fancy enjoying your coffee at a tablesaw?) yet is warmed by a large, welcoming bamboo counter and of course the lingering aroma of coffee beans. Serving coffee via a Chemex pour-over brewer is their first choice for a rich tasting cup, however co-owner Keith Gehrke saw the single-use paper filters to be quite wasteful. Instead of just dealing with it he decided to design his own filter, called the Kone… (more…)

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Price: $55.00
Availability: Buy Coava Kone Coffee Filter here

Lowercase Alphabetti Papermats

Cute. These paper place mats offer space to write out a menu, message, or customize a place setting in LCD style text. Quite similar to the DIY Screenprinted LCD card, isn’t it?

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Price: AUD26.00
Availability: Buy Lowercase Alphabetti Papermats here

TIPSY Serving Tray

For those of us that are a bit clumsy (or lazy), this tray would be a dream. Filled glasses and dishes keep their place even if you swing the tray, allowing you to move from kitchen to dining table to outdoors in a breeze. The loop at the top of the straps means you can carry even more in one hand if necessary.

Nylon handles are removable from the aluminum tray.

Purchase Information:

Price: $88.00
Available from: Fitzsu Society

Kupu Coffee Scoop and Bag Closer

This coffee scoop also functions as a bag sealer, which means less ‘stuff’ required to make your morning drink and maybe even a few seconds saved in the process. Designed by Teemu Karhunen, the Kupu is made in Finland with birch plywood.

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Price: $26.00
Available from: Finnish Design Shop

Faux Bois Placemat and Coasters

Similar to the Tippo Wood Veneer placemats, these have the wood look without the splinters. Made from durable digitally printed vinyl, which means you just wipe them clean, no washing machine required.

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Price: $12.00
Available from: MoMA Store

Union Wood Co. Serving Tray

I’m such a sucker for reclaimed wood. These serving trays by Union Wood Co. are built from old growth fir boards from a recently renovated RCMP Livery stable in Vancouver. Each tray is unique (though they all have brass handles and rubber feet on the bottom).

Made in Canada
Measures approximately 12 x 12 x 2 in/30 x 30 x 5 cm

Union Wood Co. Serving Tray

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Price: $80.00
Availability: Buy Union Wood Co. Serving Tray here

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CLUSTER coasters Geometric Series

Coasters might not be forefront in your design wants and needs, but these by simbiotekdesignlab on Etsy are worth bookmarking. Inspired by “triangulated arrangements” in geometric patterns, the coasters can be clustered together to make shapes (sort of like tangrams, maybe) or broken apart for smaller combinations.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $21.00
Available from: simbiotek design lab's etsy shop