Tabletop

Bottle Openers/Corkscrews

Make sure to have an extra bottle opener on hand for any summer soirées you plan to have, because goodness knows your guests won’t want to wait in line.

Lightwood Fish Corkscrew, $13.00
Tube Corkscrew/Bottle Opener, $13.00

Buy it 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

Polycarbonate Glasses by Italesse

As the summer sun heats up, make sure you’re ready for those out-of-doors drinks with these polycarbonate (i.e. unbreakable) glasses.

technio-shaped stemmed glasses suitable for sparkling or still wines. the newest in polycarbonate injection technology enabled us to shorten the stem and make them ideal also for serving long drinks and cocktails too. unbreakable and perfect for poolside, boats, bbq’s on the deck, or that guest who tends to break your nice crystal stemware.

prive beach flute, set of 4, $34.00
prive grand cru beach flute, set of 2, $34.00
vertical beach party glasses, set of 2, $30.00
vertical beach glasses, set of 2, $34.00

Buy it here.

(If these are a bit pricey, check out the polycarbonate glasses at Target…they’re a bit more affordable.)

Estetico Quotidienne (“Daily Aesthetics”) Gas Tank

Do you remember the Daily Aesthetics Collection posted a while ago? Well, in addition to the porcelain paper bags and milk cartons, there’s a gas tank as well. That’s right, a porcelain gas tank for your foodstuff storage needs.

Microwave and dishwasher safe.

$85.00, Buy it here.

Purchase Information:

Price: $85.00
Availability: Buy Estetico Quotidienne (“Daily Aesthetics”) Gas Tank 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

Wooden Picnic Utensils

Plastic is soo blasé. (Not really, but these are pretty cool.)

Each available in a set of 10.

Set of 10: $8.00, Buy it here.

[via happy mundane]

Purchase Information:

Price: $8.00
Availability: Buy Wooden Picnic Utensils here

Sottsass Mills

These various mills remind me a little of a vintage building block set, which could be good or bad depending upon your preference.

Throughout the 80s and 90s, Sottsass Associati was the core design studio for Alessi’s range of wooden products. The grinder series revisits classic wood-turning patterns.

Sottsass Pepper Mill (Member Price:$126.00), $140.00, Buy it here.
Salt Mill (Member Price:$99.00), $110.00, Buy it here.
Chili Mill (Member Price: $126.00), $140.00, Buy it here.

More information:

View Sottsass Mills here

Numbered Edition Linens

I’ve posted Heather Lins’ work before (Eye Chart Pillow), but I had no idea about the linens available.

Heather Lins’ inspiration comes from examining the ordinary. Her collections are based on vintage typography, eye charts, and conversation bubbles–images that are instantly identifiable but unexpected when found loafing on the sofa or adorning the dining room table. Each design is a balance of artisan production techniques, modern design, and wit.

“Numbered Edition Place Mat Set” Set of 2, $55.00, Buy it here.
“Numbered Edition Napkins”, Set 1-6:$120.00, Set 1-10:$195.00,
Buy it here.

[via iheartluxe (thanks Aaron!)]

Govino Wine Glasses

Huh? A shatterproof wine glass? Sounds like the perfect thing to snap up for any parties you might have. It’s made from a “proprietary, food/pharmaceutical safe PETG”, if that means anything to you. It’s also recyclable.

One 4-pack Tote, $11.95

[via NYTimes]

Purchase Information:

Price: $11.95
Availability: Buy Govino Wine Glasses here

Sagaform: Kitchen Implements

Sagaform has quite a collection of nice wooden kitchen tools.

Oak Cheese Knife Set, $14.95, Buy it here.
Paus Honey Dipper, $7.95, Buy it here.
Paus Butter Knife, $4.95, Buy it here.
Paus Salt and Pepper Set, $14.95, Buy it here.

Luncheon on the grass (picnic blanket)

Dine upon one of Edouard Manet’s most scandalous works. To learn more about the painting, go here.

Picnic blanket/tablecloth
100% cotton
Size : 150x200cm

€180.00 or $226.80, Buy it here.

Purchase Information:

Price: &euro180.00
Availability: Buy Luncheon on the grass (picnic blanket) here

Glass Collection by Vivre Selection

This collection continues (or copies? see here and here) the theme of making glass look like disposable cups and bottles.

From our collection of witty, whimsical borosilicate glass pieces that flawlessly mimic the forms of familiar disposables and lunchbox staples.

Thermos Glass Carafe w/ Cup, $45.00,
Buy it here.
Canteen Glass Water Carafe, $45.00,
Buy it here.

Set of 6 Glass Drinking Cups, $45.00, Buy it here.

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

Aldo Bakker Tableware Pieces

Holy moly, these are absolutely beautiful. I’m flabbergasted.

Designer: Aldo Bakker

Water Carafe, $229.00, Buy it here.
Vinegar Flask, $189.00, Buy it here.
Oil Can, $129.00, Buy it here.
Salt Cellar, $129.00, Buy it here.

Purchase Information:

Price: $129.00
Availability: Buy Aldo Bakker Tableware Pieces here

Table Tap

Looking more like something out of a science lab than what you would use to serve your guests, this ‘Table Tap’ makes the ordinary ol’ water jug seem a bit dull.

Inspired by inventions and scientific research, this object’s basic function has been put into a new context. Table tap also reminds us of a perfume atomiser, though now it functions as a small water pump at the table. Pouring a simple glass of water really is a fascinating experience.

Designer: Arnout Visser
17 dia. x 47 cm

€149.00, Buy it here.

Purchase Information:

Price: &euro149.00
Availability: Buy Table Tap here