Tabletop

Floor Plan Plates and Platters

If you like looking at floor plans, you might just have to get some of these plates and platters (despite the possibility of distraction during dinner time).

Floor Plan Terrace Plate 9″ Square: $16.95, Buy it here.
Floor Plan Penthouse Platter 12″X16″: $32.95, Buy it here.
Floor Plan Railroad Rect. Tray 6″X12″: $16.95, Buy it here.
Floor Plan Duplex 11″ Square: $20.95, Buy it here.
Floor Plan Studio Plate 5″ Square: $7.95, Buy it here.
Floor Plan Luxury Platter 14″ Square (not shown): $32.95, Buy it here.

[via Dwell Magazine]

Purchase Information:

Price: $7.95-$32.95
Availability: Buy Floor Plan Plates and Platters here

Porcelain Small Tumblers

The delicate smattering of dots add such a nice touch to these tumblers.

Petite tumblers are made from a creamy white or matte black porcelain and handpainted with a constellation of dots. The shapes vary from almost cylindrical (white) to fairly oval (black) due to how the porcelain behaves in the kiln. Fits nicely in the hand to hold your morning orange juice.

Designer: White Bike Ceramics, Brooklyn, NY
3 1/2″ high, 2 3/8″ diameter (note: picture on right shows large tumblers)

Purchase Information:

Price: $30.00
Availability: Buy Porcelain Small Tumblers here

Iittala Trio Sugar and Cream Set

This is perhaps the simplest sugar and cream set ever (maybe)…

Trio – an elegant glass set for many purposes. Trio set continues the tradition of multifunctional, elegant Iittala design. Consisting of three stackable parts, all made for many purposes…a pitcher, a small bowl and a bigger bowl…it is classical glass design in its purest form: plain and light.

Dimension: pitcher 15 oz, bowl 10 oz, bowl 6.75 oz
Designer: Camilla Krop 2007

Purchase Information:

Price: $68.00
Availability: Buy Iittala Trio Sugar and Cream Set here

Mug 09 & Salad Plate 20 by Sarah Cihat

Two particularly fine examples of Sarah Cihat’s Rehabilitated Dishware:

Artist Sarah Cihat takes once mundane thrift store dishes and reglazes/fires them after reviving their surfaces with vibrant colors and iconic silhouettes. By giving these discarded items a new look and a new life, Cihat is making a subtle statement on the importance of recycling and rePurposing products.

Mug 09, $40.00, Buy it here.
Salad Plate 20 (7-8″ dia.), $40.00, Buy it here.

Purchase Information:

Price: $40.00
Availability: Buy Mug 09 & Salad Plate 20 by Sarah Cihat here

Red Chalk Placemat

Not a bad way to fill those minutes waiting for food, but if you’re over the age of 12 I’d suggest you check with any dinner companions before you pull out your chalk.

“Draw while waiting for your meal. Perfect for at home and restaurants. This single mat comes with 2 pieces of chalk and a sponge for easy cleaning. Washable.”

Also available in Blue, Yellow, and Green.

12″ x 18″

Purchase Information:

Price: $18.00
Availability: Buy Red Chalk Placemat here

Late-For-Dinner Plates & Floral Tumbler

These cheerful dinner plates and tumblers will probably brighten up your table to an arguable amount of absurdity…plus, just the word “quaff” makes me want to buy something.

Floral Tumbler: $6.00, Buy it here.

“A refreshing quaff is the essence of out-of-doors entertaining. Fill these playful glasses with cherry limeade, sun tea or a sparkling tipple.”
-Acrylic
-Dishwasher safe
-6.5″H, 3.75″ diameter
-Imported

Dinner Plates: $24.00, Buy it here.
“Blasts from the past in mod melamine, these retro plates are covered in pop-art flora. Their large size easily accommodates your nostalgic favorites like meatloaf and mashed potatoes.”

-Set of four
-Melamine
-Dishwasher safe
-1″H, 11″ diameter
-Imported

Purchase Information:

Price: $6.00
Availability: Buy Late-For-Dinner Plates & Floral Tumbler here

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Paper Plates by Virginia Sin

Super smart (porcelain) Paper Plates so you can have the summer feel without the waste.

“I shredded actual paper plates, which previously where used to mold the plates, and then combined the paper pulp with porcelain slip to create my own unique batch of environmentally sound paperclay. When paperclay is fired, some of the paper pulp burns away leaving a lightweight yet strong ceramic structure behind. This allows the porcelain-paperclay paper plates to be nearly as light as the actual paper plates. Also, to ensure everyday porcelain wear and tear, each of the plates are glazed on both sides.”

Microwave and dishwasher safe.
materials: porcelain paperclay

small: 5.5″x5.5″x1/8″, $35.00
medium: 8″x8″x1/8″, $65.00

Purchase Information:

Price: $35.00-$65.00
Availability: Buy Paper Plates by Virginia Sin here

Recycled Newsprint Wine Bags – Set of 3

A suitable option for presenting and transporting wine…

“Created from pages recycled from the Hindi Times, this artistic, eco-friendly wine bag is made by a cooperative which supports education and vocational training for women.”

Set of 3. Each bag measures 13″ H x 5.25″ W (32.5 x 13.3 cm).
Handmade in and fairly traded from India.

Purchase Information:

Price: $10.95
Availability: Buy Recycled Newsprint Wine Bags – Set of 3 here

Tom Dixon: Eco Ware Cup Set (4)

The Eco Ware line is the result of experimenting with biodegradeable plastics made from compressed natural materials such as byproducts of coconut, rice and bamboo processing. Tom Dixon created this line of biodegradeable plates, bowls and cups dubbed Eco Ware . This elegant line of sustainable tableware is 85% bamboo bound with a water-soluble polymer.

Eco Ware is fine enough for formal occasions, tough enough for the outdoors, and robust enough for every-day use. The best part is that after a long functional life (5 years give or take), the Eco Ware objects can be recyled into plant pots or simply composted back to the earth.

Size (each cup): 4.25″ height x 4″ width

[posted by kris]

Purchase Information:

Price: $49.99
Availability: Buy Tom Dixon: Eco Ware Cup Set (4) here

The Middletons Plates – Complete Set

These plates might brighten up the table a bit…

“Based on the idea that melamine plates can have personalities too, the artist calls this set of four, The Middletons and names each individually – Doug, Janet, Claire & Perry. Take a good look at the family and discover the subtleties in the hues and textures of their overall character. Let them into your home and get to know them.”

Full color, 4 x 10 inch melamine plates. Plates are dishwasher safe, not microwave safe.
Design by Marco Cibola

Purchase Information:

Price: $40.00
Availability: Buy The Middletons Plates – Complete Set here

Napkin Catch Placemats- Set of 2

Cut down on tabletop clutter with placemats that feature built-in napkin rings.

“With this clever placemat designed by Josh Jakus, you will never lose those napkin rings again because each mat features a built-in holder. Pop the attached ring out of the mat and interlock around the napkin, then tuck safely back in for easy storage. Sold as a set of two in gray or black. Gray rubber is 30% post-industrial waste rubber. Black rubber is 100% recycled tires. Handmade in the USA.”

Sold as a set of two mats in gray or black.

18″ L x 12″ W

Purchase Information:

Price: $38.00
Availability: Buy Napkin Catch Placemats- Set of 2 here

Black Bottlebag

I don’t know if you guys buy lots of wine (or liqueur) at once or not, but this bottle bag would cut down on the amount of boxes used each time to move it all to and fro the store and then the recycling center.

“From Reisenthel, this sturdy bottle bag will allow you to safely transport up to 9 1.5 litre bottles. No more bulky boxes or worrying about clanging bottles on the way home. Use the bottle bag to transport recycles to the garbage bin too.”

Purchase Information:

Price: $15.00
Availability: Buy Black Bottlebag here

Brewing Pitcher (Ice Tea)

This will sure be handy once the summer heat sets in…

“Steep hot tea in the lidded upper pitcher and then Flash Chill deliciously fresh iced tea by pouring the brewed beverage into the ice in the lower pitcher for immediate service. The signature piece of our Tea-Over-Iceā„¢ line, these sculpturally designed pitchers are made from hand-blown heat-resistant glass and stack for a captivating table side presentation.”

[via iheartluxe]

Purchase Information:

Price: $42.00
Availability: Buy Brewing Pitcher (Ice Tea) here

EVA SOLO’S CAFE SOLO COFFEE BREWER

This is a perfect gift for your favorite coffee drinker.

“Eva Solo bring their “less is more” design aesthetic to the simple task of brewing coffee. Simply spoon in the coffee, add boiling water, stir and replace the drip-free filter funnel and the tip-up lid. Wait four minutes, and pour the freshly-brewed coffee. The lid and the cover keep the coffee warm for 30 minutes, as well as giving the brewer is distinctive “flask in a pullover” look.The covers are available in knitwear or neoprene (zipped). Consisting of four easy-to-clean parts (heatproof flask, lid, filter and cover), with a custom stirrer, easy to clean and maintain. Winner of numerous design awards, including the 2004 Design-Plus. This method of brewing coffee is the closest to that used by professional coffee tasters and blenders.”

[posted by kris]

Purchase Information:

Price: $75
Availability: Buy EVA SOLO’S CAFE SOLO COFFEE BREWER here

New York City Skyline Tumbler by Nicci Green, 2007

The delicate line drawing on this tumber is just enough detail, plus, it’s New York City, so who wouldn’t like that?

“Crafted by hand using partially recycled glass, this tumbler shows the iconic New York City skyline in a simple line drawing. The hand blowing process used to create the tumbler results in subtle ripples and striations, adding to the individuality of each piece. Hand-wash recommended.”

Size: 3.5h x 3.3″diam.

Purchase Information:

Price: $14.00
Availability: Buy New York City Skyline Tumbler by Nicci Green, 2007 here