Tabletop

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.

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

Big Top Tablecloth

Normally soft, subdued colors draw my eye, and I would guess most of us play it pretty safe when it comes to color in our homes. Maybe it’s the perpetual grey weather of January that has me itching for crazy-in-your-face color… you know, the kind that makes your eyes water and brings delight and sometimes even a ‘for goodness sakes!’ response. Now, this tablecloth might not tick all those boxes, but it is ‘fun’, with its big top imagery, even if it is a little bit juvenile. It’s appealing with its bright red and white and tassels (tassels, for goodness sakes!). Just the thing for this time of year.

Handmade of cotton in India.

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Price: $68.00
Available from: UncommonGoods

Hive Honey Set

I’m a big fan of honey. A little bit in chai tea, on bread, with plain yogurt, etc… I go through a small jar so fast it’s silly. Now, I’m thinking this set from BioDidactic Designs might just outperform the plastic squeeze bottle that’s near its end, plus it’ll look a lot nicer on the counter or tabletop.

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Price: $99.00
Available from: BioDidactic Designs

Heart Salt Shaker

One tiny hole on this heart shaped salt shaker reminds you to take a little less…
designed by Bormann & Serman.

Also available from odc-paris for €39.

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Price: $59.00
Available from: Fitzsu Society