Tabletop

Bicycle Wheel Coasters by Ella Doran

For your cyclist friends (as long as they own a bike, they count)…

Materials: Compressed wood with a high gloss melamine finish
Dimensions: H9.5cm x D0.4cm

[via Cool Material]

Purchase Information:

Price: $15.00
Availability: Buy Bicycle Wheel Coasters by Ella Doran here

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Laguiole France Cheese Board & Cheese Knife

Inscribed with the names of French cheeses in the geographic area where they are produced, this France-shaped board might be just the thing to get for your favorite turophile. (I had to look that word up, btw.)

set includes a Laguiole Cheese Knife with a stainless steel blade.

Purchase Information:

Price: $55.99
Availability: Buy Laguiole France Cheese Board & Cheese Knife here

Names and Notes Napkin Rings

Personally, I think the Mustache Napkin Rings have a bit more flair to them, but these chalkboard(ish) rings are simple enough to grace a streamlined tabletop. Might be a fun gift for a someone that loves throwing dinner parties.

set of 4 wood napkin rings with black matte surface, white pencil and sponge included.

Purchase Information:

Price: $58.00
Availability: Buy Names and Notes Napkin Rings here

6-piece Botella set

Whoa, talk about a steal of a deal. Snap this 6-piece wine set up as a thoughtful gift for that friend or family member that loves playing host, or maybe for yourself if you plan on throwing some holiday get-togethers. If you or the giftee prefer something of the stronger sort, consider the 5-piece shot glass set or 4-piece martini set.

6-piece set: four 9 oz.; 4″H wine glasses, one 52 oz.; 3.75″dia.x16.25″H decanter and one 3.5″dia.x3.75″H funnel.

Purchase Information:

No longer available.

Stackable Number Cup by +d

I like the idea of grouping a few of these cups together as a birthday or anniversary present, or, as the retailer also recommends, as a house warming gift with numbers of the new address.

Numbers 0 through 9 available.

Material: Chinaware
Designer: Takuya Hoshiko
W 4″ x D 2.75″ x H 2.75″

Also available: £13.60

Purchase Information:

Price: $14.00
Availability: Buy Stackable Number Cup by +d here

Trivet by Tom Stepp for Normann Copenhagen

One trivet to fit all sizes of pots and pans? Yes, please.

The trivet consists of a stainless steel frame and four movable nylon triangles. The four triangles can be converted into three different sizes to ensure that the trivet fits all of your pots and platters. A flexible everyday kitchen aid that´s both compact and easy to clean

Material: Stainless steel – heat safe nylon
Size: L 18 cm, W 18 cm.

Also available: £ 26.42

Purchase Information:

Price: $19.50
Availability: Buy Trivet by Tom Stepp for Normann Copenhagen here

Stelton Minibrewer

Say goodbye to instant coffee. You can have one cup of freshly ground coffee whenever you want thanks to this Minibrewer.

You CAN get along with making just one cup instead of a pot. Using the Minibrewer, you make your freshly ground coffee directly in the cup. An economic and easy solution for modern daily life, where we rarely enjoy our coffee in the company of others. The Minibrewer is made of steel, rubber, and black mat plastic, and perfectly complements Stelton’s new designer mugs, inspired by Arne Jakobsen’s classic Cylinda-Line design.

Designer: Frederik Gundelach
dimensions : 2.4″w x 4.5″h

Also available: € 29.00

Purchase Information:

Price: $41.00
Availability: Buy Stelton Minibrewer here

Moustache Mugs

Given the recent popularity of moustaches/mustaches, in particular, moustache mugs, I’m sure you’ll find one of these sets to be just what you and maybe your co-workers need for a pick-me-up.

Enjoy effortlessly masquerading behind a character moustache while drinking your favourite tea or coffee. Every mug has a different design on each side to explore your favourite masculine expression! Choose between feisty Fu-Magnum, ambigues Mustafa-Chaplin and cheeky Maurice-Poirot!

Looks like the price is for a set of 2 mugs.

Purchase Information:

Price: $26.00
Availability: Buy Moustache Mugs here

Wine Accessory Gift Set

This wine accessory set is kept inside it’s own wine bottle, making it easy to find and easy to store alongside your other bottles. Seems like the perfect sort of housewarming/host gift.

5 Piece Set Includes: Combo corkscrew / Bottle Opener, Drip Stop Ring, Stopper, Foil Cutter, Combo Pourer / Stopper

L 12.75″ x W 2.85″ x H 2.85″
ABS Plastic with Chromes Metal Tools

Purchase Information:

Price: $26.00
Availability: Buy Wine Accessory Gift Set here

Wood Chopsticks (Set of 24)

With all the dreary weather that fall and winter can sometimes bring, you might as well stockpile some brightness for your tabletop with these colorful chopsticks. Might make a good host/hostess gift as well.

“Traditional Japanese chopsticks get a colorful make-over in this set of 24 Wood Chopsticks (1994). The round, lacquered wood utensils come in an assortment of 12 different hues, offering the freedom to mix or match colors, depending on your mood.”

Materials: Wood, lacquer.

Purchase Information:

No longer available.

Zipper Cup (Set of 2)

Keep that tea bag in place with this set of two Zipper cups. Might be a good gift (see below) for someone this holiday season too.

A zipper is a unique device used around the world to typically join two sides of fabric, such as in clothing, bags and now…cups…well, not exactly. While the zipper cup does not function like an actual zipper, the zipper design is incorporated into another commonly used household product such as a cup. The intricate design mechanism of a zipper reflects the bonding and friendship of two people, which is why they are sold in pairs. Great for gifts to newly weds, friends, parents, anniversary etc.

Cup: H3.9″ x D2.6″ (opening)
Coaster: 4.3″ x 4.3″
2 cups and 2 coasters included as a set inside original gift box.

Purchase Information:

Price: $40.00
Availability: Buy Zipper Cup (Set of 2) here

Link Mugs

This set of three mugs link together to ensure safe transport; no tray needed. Could be a handy thing to have around, either at the office or at home (or ski chalet perhaps?).

Link Mugs are one of those simple but inspired product designs that solves the problem of how to carry several mugs at once without the need for a tray… designer Jonathan Aspinall has developed an inspired solution to this problem – mugs that can link together. Each cup has a plus shaped plug on one side and a corresponding receptacle on the other. Thereby allowing the mugs to be linked together for you to carry in a line to friends, family and work colleagues.

Design: Johnathan Aspinall
Set of three link mugs

Purchase Information:

Price: £32.50
Availability: Buy Link Mugs here

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.

[via Dwell]

Purchase Information:

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

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Psycho diagnostik Coasters

Oh, the fun to be had with these Rorschach coasters. They actually look sort of beautiful in a way…don’t you think? Or are they slightly disturbing for you, and if so, what does that say about each of our mental states…hmm.

Set of 10 coasters

Purchase Information:

Price: $14.50
Availability: Buy Psycho diagnostik Coasters here

Teeth Mug

I can think of one word for this: creepy. Since it’s October, creepy is kind of okay, and despite my initial reservations on the inconvenience of your tea/coffee seeping between the teeth and onto your hand or desk, not to mention how strange it would be to have your own teeth bump against the cup’s teeth (uck)… yeah, so despite all that, maybe you’ll get a kick out of it, or know someone who will.

Each one is individually hand carved by skilled Taiwanese ceramic artists.
Material: Ceramic
H3.8″ x D3.3″, 11.8oz

Purchase Information:

Price: $24.00
Availability: Buy Teeth Mug here