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Lotus Teacup

This is one high-tech teacup for those of you that are serious about tea. Follow the link to read more.

It looks like every traditional teacup should, but for starters it’s double walled, so a) you won’t burn your hands and b) your tea won’t cool off as fast. Secondly its sliding lid is a beautiful piece of high tech, as it is truly integrated into the lid and all you do is you slide a separate piece up and you are ready to enjoy your tea.

$30.00, Buy it here.

Purchase Information:

Price: $30.00
Availability: Buy Lotus Teacup here

Plus Salt & Pepper Grinder

I know I posted these before, but I didn’t know it was also available in multicolor(!) and this retailer has it for a little less.

Made from lacquered-beech, these totem-like grinders have a fine ceramic grinding mechanism and are available in two colors: black for pepper, white for salt. Grinding mechanism guaranteed for 25 years.

Designer: Norway Says for Muuto
2.6″ dia x 7″H.

$69.00 for black and white, $79.00 for multicolor, Buy it here.

(original post: $89.00, Buy it here.)

Purchase Information:

Price: $69.00-$79.00
Availability: Buy Plus Salt & Pepper Grinder here

Chikotan Charcoal Stirrers

That’s right, stir with these strange charcoal twigs and voilĂ !…your drink is purified.

Think of Chikotan as the ultimate swizzle stick. This high quality Japanese Bamboo charcoal stirrer is perfect for stirring and purifying drinks and cocktails. 3 piece set.

3 piece set:
$16.00, Buy it here.

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Purchase Information:

Price: $16.00
Availability: Buy Chikotan Charcoal Stirrers here

Write-on Glassware

Why not carry around your to-do list on a glass or mug? Seems like you’d have to write on these glasses while empty, maybe while you’re waiting for your coffee to brew, otherwise the awkward angle of writing on it without spilling a beverage would cancel out any convenience (not to mention it’d make you look a little idiotic).

Feed the cat, take out the trash, mow the lawn; there are so many things to
remember and now you can take your to-do list with you! Write on this glass
mug or tumbler then erase when you are done with each task. A mini pencil
with eraser is included.

Mug measures 3”x3.5” and tumbler measures 3”x6”
$16.00 each, Buy it here.

Purchase Information:

Price: $16.00
Availability: Buy Write-on Glassware here

Coffee & Tea Mugs

State your preference with these mugs.

Some say coffee and tea should not be served in the same mug. Some folks only drink coffee and their partners only tea. However you want to use them, our mug set uses early 20th century type and complementary colors to create a salt and pepper type set. Comes inside an 11oz kraft box. Both mug and box designed by John Caserta. Mugs screened by Maslen, Inc. in Pawtucket. Boxes made for The Design Office by Custom Corrugated and screenprinted by Tarvis Graphics in Pawtucket.
This is a fundraiser project. All profits fund group projects and future products.

$14.00 or $25.00 for set, Buy it here.

Purchase Information:

Price: $14.00
Availability: Buy Coffee & Tea Mugs here

Elephant Bottle Opener

This might not win any ergonomic awards, but it sure gets points for charm.

This carved wood sculptural piece also serves as a bottle opener! Leather and brass details make this little guy extremely charming.

6″ long

$25.00, Buy it here.

Purchase Information:

Price: $25.00
Availability: Buy Elephant Bottle Opener here

Postcup

This is a very cute alternative to the ho-hum-flowers-and-candy…plus, this will last a lot longer (ensuring appreciation for years).

Each cup features phrases – or heart – in burnt sienna bold text on one side, while the other side has a postcard design, which (and this is the cool part) can be personalized with your own message plus your recipient’s address — Re Jin will hand write it onto the cup with heat set porcelain paint (black or blue).
Please include your custom text (maximum 100 characters) when placing your order, as well as recipient’s address (if different from shipping address).
Microwave and dishwasher safe.

Designer: Re Jin Lee

$49.00, Buy it here.

Purchase Information:

Price: $49.00
Availability: Buy Postcup here

Cara and Kami Wood Cups

There’s something so refreshingly simple about wood cups…they seem warmer and softer than porcelain and ceramic.

Cara M Cup, (on left), set of 2: $85.00, Buy it here.

The new Cara Series was designed by Rina Ono and hand-crafted by Hidetoshi Takahashi in Japan. The gorgeous cup is made from Japanese Linden wood with a food-safe polyurethane coating inside. The series also includes a milk cup and egg cup. Available in set of 2 or 4. 3″ x 3″h

Kami Cup Large (right), set of 2: $85.00, Buy it here.

The new Kami Series is hand-crafted by Hidetoshi Takahashi in Japan. The gorgeous cups are made from Castor Aralia wood with a food-safe polyurethane coating inside. Available in set of 2 or 4 tall cups. 3″ x 5″h

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Purchase Information:

Price: $85.00
Availability: Buy Cara and Kami Wood Cups here

Recycled Windshield Glasses

The greenish hue of these glasses is quite nice, and the fact that they are recycled makes them even nicer.

Handmade in Colombia of recycled glass from old car windows…Sturdy and strong, the thick glass has a slight green hue from the tint originally added to lessen the sun’s glare. Beautiful and interesting, these glasses will please everyone from the environmentalist to the car enthusiast. Each is one of a kind and will vary.

Wine Glasses, Set of 2: $22.00, Buy it here.
Beer Glasses, Set of 2: $20.00, Buy it here.

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Purchase Information:

Price: $20.00-$22.00
Availability: Buy Recycled Windshield Glasses here

Engineering Collection Glassware by Ruckl Crystal

While you might have to take out a small loan in order to own all of this collection, it’s certainly worth considering a piece or two.

highball glasses, set of 2, $195.00
whiskey glasses, set of 2, $200.00
wine glasses, set of 2, $270.00
whiskey bottle $275.00
champagne flutes, set of 2, $320.00
ice bucket $635.00

Purchase Information:

Price: $195.00
Availability: Buy Engineering Collection Glassware by Ruckl Crystal here

VerTerra Signature Plates

VerTerra specializes in eco-friendly single-use dinnerware and their signature collection (shown above) is a heck of a lot better looking than paper plates.

“Each piece is made from 100% renewable and compostable plant matter and water. No chemicals, waxes or dyes, like those found in disposable paper and plastic options. No harmful toxins that can leach into your food. No worrying. It’s also the most durable and versatile single-use product available; use it to reheat in the microwave, bake in the oven, or cool in the fridge.”

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Chalk Board Mug

Kind of a cute idea, huh? For more chalkboard homewares (vases, carafes, etc.), visit here.

Stick of chalk included.
Mug holds 11 ounces.

$10.00, Buy it here.

Purchase Information:

Price: $10.00
Availability: Buy Chalk Board Mug here

“icosa” Salt & Pepper Shaker

An icosahedron is is any polyhedron (a geometric object with flat faces and straight edges) having 20 faces…just a little geometry lesson for those of us that don’t remember.

This salt&pepper was inspired from Icosahedron.
The unique shape of polyhedron are no longer strict with beveled edge and it is conform to irregular surface to fit in your palm.
It like more pieces of an object than caster on the table and give off a special mystique with the universal element.

Materials : Porcelain
Made in Japan

$32.00, Buy it here.

Purchase Information:

Price: $32.00
Availability: Buy “icosa” Salt & Pepper Shaker here

Graph Paper Napkins

Now you can be super precise when you jot down your ideas over dinner.

12 in a pack.

$7.00 CAD for 12, Buy it here.

Purchase Information:

Price: $7.00
Availability: Buy Graph Paper Napkins here

Corker Corkscrew

A clever interpretation of the corkscrew…

“designed by uk-based sebastian bergne, this corkscrew only achieves its true functional role after the consumption (or opening) of two wine bottles. we think the wait is worth it, however. a beautiful design in a world of very boring corkscrews.”

stainless steel. 3.5″ x 3.5″ x 1.0″

$38.00, Buy it here.

Purchase Information:

Price: $30.00
Available from: Unica Home