Tabletop

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

Jordan’s Sketchbook Platters and Glass

I’m a big fan of having mismatched pieces on the tabletop, and these items from Fishs Eddy have me thinking about adding to my collection.

Unusual little serving pieces with shadowy impressions of a dachshund, a bunny, a duck and a flamingo from the sketchbook of Jordan Awan.

Dog Oval Platter, $19.95 $14.96
Duck Platter, $14.95 $11.21
Rabbit Oval Platter, $12.95 $9.71
Flamingo Glass, $5.50 $4.13

Buy it here.

Purchase Information:

Price: $4.13
Availability: Buy Jordan’s Sketchbook Platters and Glass here

Baroque Skewers, set of 4

When you’re ready to upgrade from wooden skewers, these are an elegant (albeit expensive) option.

Designer: Luki Huber
Materials: Stainless Steel

$72.00, Buy it here.

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Price: $72.00
Availability: Buy Baroque Skewers, set of 4 here

Someone’s Cup by Esque Design

Hmm…would this be funny or bothersome? (Also, if you think this glass is sort of expensive, check out Esque Design’s other items.)

your guests may do a double take with the lipstick mark that’s imprinted on ‘someone’s cup’. sold individually.

$60.00, Buy it here.

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Price: $60.00
Availability: Buy Someone’s Cup by Esque Design here

Selina Rose Textiles

The wool felt cut-out patterns of Selina Rose are simply lovely.

Selina [Rose] uses innovative cutting-edge technology with 100% wool felt to create unique interior products. The product range includes rugs, window panels, room dividers, screens, table runners, cushions, lighting, and wallcoverings. Her innovative felt surfaces are suitable for a broad range of applications and are available to commission for private, residential and commercial interiors.

Bloom table runner, 40 x 145 cm, £99.00
Bloom rug, 120cm x 120cm, £450.00

Buy it here.

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Price: £99.00
Availability: Buy Selina Rose Textiles here

Phase Design Cheese Board

How much do you love the idea of a specific groove in which to place crackers when having crackers and cheese? (Enough to spend $180?)

Crafted out of a solid slab of walnut, Phase Design’s signature wood, this dual purpose cheese and cutting board is an updated take on traditional party serveware. The groove in the wood creates the perfect space to place a line crackers or a cut baguette. The scoop can act as a handy channel to push freshly chopped vegetables or herbs when this doubles as a cutting board.

Designer: Reza Feiz
14 in. L x 9 in. W x 1.75 in. H

$180.00, Buy it here.

Purchase Information:

Price: $180.00
Availability: Buy Phase Design Cheese Board here

Fortune Cookie Plate

I love it: as you eat, you see your fortune.

Inspired by the traditional fortune cookie served at the end of a meal, this “fortune” is also revealed only once the food on the plate has been eaten.
Price shown is for a set of four, each containing a random fortune, with random placement.

Designer: Willie Tsang
Materials: Fine Porcelain
Dimensions: 10″ dia.
set of four: $59.00, Buy it here.

Purchase Information:

Price: $59.00
Availability: Buy Fortune Cookie Plate here

Pantone Mugs

How great are these? Perfect as a gift for anyone familiar with Pantone charts.

These mugs, inspired by Pantone Color charts, are glazed with a pattern resembling the iconic Pantone Color Chip and come with cute Pantone chip tag. Graphic designers and Color Gurus rejoice!
10 oz Mug.

Available in sets of 10 (1.0 and 2.0) for $125 or a 4pk “Tea Set” for $52.50

$52.50-$125.00, Buy it here.

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Price: $52.50-$125.00
Availability: Buy Pantone Mugs here