Tabletop

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.

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Price: $180.00
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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.

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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
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Cheers Champagne Flutes

I know these are normal-nice, and not especially amazing in design attributes, but seeing as they promote international holiday cheer you’ll just have to bear it.

The words may be different, but when it comes to champagne, the sentiment is the same around the world—”cheers!” Fluent in the international language of celebration, our glass champagne flutes are etched with traditional toasting words: “cheers” in English, “sante” in French, “salute” in Italian and “prost” in German.

each glass measures 8 3/4″ high and holds 6 oz

set of four $49.95, Buy it here.

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Price: $49.95
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Twenty Past Four

Teach your friends and family dining etiquette without saying a word.

Referencing “proper” British etiquette, these plates are printed with a diagram showing the correct placement of utensils (twenty past four) when dinner is done, as well as the caption “Place your utensils in the dotted lines when finished”.

Price shown is for a set of two plates.

Designer: Willie Tsang
Materials: Fine Porcelain
Dimensions: 10″ dia.

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No longer available.

Moscardino Sporks

Sporks: one of man’s greatest inventions, especially at holiday parties.

Nicknamed ‘Sporks’, these spoon-and-forks are useful for hors d’oeuvres, picnics, or dining on-the-go. An example of the recent trend towards the inclusion of environmental responsibility as an important element of contemporary design, they are made of a 100% biodegradable corn-based plastic.

Hand-wash only. Set of twenty five.
Made in Italy

Size: 3.5″l

$24.00 ($21.60 Members), Buy it here.

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Price: $24.00
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Flex Trivet

Kitchen gadgets: the things you don’t know you need until you do…

“It’s a trivet, it’s a jar opener, it’s a kitchen snake, it’s just a hot gadget. Flex is…well, flexible. 18″ long with a touch of the blomus stainless on the end for the German flair.”

(Link and price updated June 17, 2013.)

Purchase Information:

Price: $8.00
Available from: AllModern

Handpresso Espresso Maker

I’m not a huge espresso fan, but if I was, I’d be all sorts of into this: no electricity needed and you could take it anywhere when traveling. Might be a great gift for an espresso-loving friend or family member…

Compact and lightweight, Handpresso allows for espresso to be enjoyed anywhere. It works without electricity with four easy steps: pump handle, pour hot water, insert coffee pods, and press. Uses standard E.S.E. (easy-serving espresso) coffee pods (not included). Made of aluminum and plastic. Hand-wash only.

Size: 2.75h x 8.75l x 4″d

$140.00 ($126.00 Members), Buy it here.

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Price: $140.00
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Circle in a Rectangle Serving Board

With all the holiday get-togethers fast approaching, don’t find yourself short a good serving board.

Elegant in its simplicity, this beautiful serving piece combines the cool sophistication of hand-split slate with the polished warmth of Missouri Valley black walnut selectively harvested from managed forests. Handcrafted in Vermont. Slate not intended for use as a cutting board.

Measures 20″ x 10″ x 5/8″

$69.95, Buy it here.

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Price: $69.95
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Citi Glasses

We’ve posted the New York City Skyline Tumbler before, but if you don’t owe allegiance to NYC, then you might also enjoy this set.

Hand-blown tumblers of recycled glass are accented with iconic skylines of the world’s great cities. Designed by Nicci Green, Australia. Exclusive to SFMOMA.

Set of four: San Francisco, London, Paris, and New York.

$48.00, Buy it here.

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Price: $48.00
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Wine Loop

Whoa. If you’re wanting some color in your kitchen (or dining) area, take a look at this acrylic wine storage piece.

Curves, luscious curves. An ideal storage solution for counter top and small spaces. Holds three bottles.

Dimensions: L 9″ W 7″ H 8″
Availability: Please note that there is a 10 week lead time in shipping on this product.

$195.00, Buy it here.

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Price: $195.00
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Ants On My Cup and Saucer

I’ve posted the
Bailey Doesn’t Bark Wall Plates before, and seeing as this cup and saucer set is a bit more affordable it deserves its own place in the spotlight.

The ants were individually hand painted by me, Re Jin, then transfered onto ceramic decal paper. Hand decorated onto a beautiful, classic set of cup and saucer. decals fired. microwave + dishwasher safe. original illustration by re jin lee @ bailey doesn’t bark…all bdb items are wrapped in a gift box.

Porcelain, Cup: 3Hx3.5D (8oz), Saucer: 6D

$55.00, Buy it here.

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Price: $55.00
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DESU DESIGN Masu Sushi Tray

This just might be the most elegant and modern sushi tray ever.

DESU DESIGN strives to make innovative products that blur the boundary between art and design. They are inspired by forms found in nature, the history of modern design, and the combined beauty of geometry and the machine. DESU DESIGN’s goal is to create pieces of lasting quality, retaining their beauty and functionality for generations — utilizing modern manufacturing methods with the skill of the human hand.

Masu provides an elegant yet modern way to serve sushi and sashimi. Its minimal platform presents the food while a seamless basin holds the sauce accompaniment.

Materials: White acrylic solid surface, a durable material commonly used in countertops
22 L x 6 W x .5 H

$110.00, Buy it here.

Also pictured lower right:

Lithos Bowl, $128.00, Buy it here.
Hug Bowl, $118.00, Buy it here.

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Price: $110.00
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Doily News (coasters)

A novel idea, coasters made from newspapers, which means you can recycle them after you’ve used them…not a bad idea.

They are made out of unused newspapers, so each set comes with 100 coasters with a very traditional pattern but rather than being made from your traditional paper, this is made from unused newspapers, each coaster different from the previous.

$16.00, Buy it here.

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Price: $16.00
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Skull and Bones Cocktail picks

Hmm, do you think of poison (the stuff, not the band) or pirates when you look at these cocktail picks?

Great for the trend-setter party thrower with an edge. Set of four metal cocktail pics with skull and bones design.

$10.75, Buy it here.

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Price: $10.75
Availability: Buy Skull and Bones Cocktail picks here