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Brooklyn Mugs

Whether you love or hate Brooklyn, these two mugs help take you back (unless you live there already).

Brooklyn Mug (right), $10.95 4.25” H Capacity: 12 oz.
Brooklynese Mug (left), $9.95 4”H Capacity: 7.5oz

[posted by katie]

Purchase Information:

Price: $9.95-$10.95
Availability: Buy Brooklyn Mugs here

Fruit Trough By Gus* Modern

I ran across this a while back displayed as intended, but never as a planter. Looks great either way, and I think it would be the top contender for ‘best affordable fruit container/basket available online’ if we had such a category.

Stainless steel construction

L30″ x W3.5″ x H3″

Purchase Information:

Price: $97.50
Availability: Buy Fruit Trough By Gus* Modern here

Messy Tablecloth

First of all, you’ll need to know a bit of Polish to navigate through this retail site, but this tablecloth is so noteworthy that I couldn’t pass it up just because of the language difference.

(I tried a translation site, but it didn’t really help too much. You can also visit the designer’s site:

Buy it here.)

Purchase Information:

Price: $150
Availability: Buy Messy Tablecloth here

Carafe w/Teak wood stopper

Carafes are everywhere, but this is one of the few I’ve seen that has a wood stopper that seems to fit perfectly.

Imported from Sweden.

11″ h

Purchase Information:

Price: $40.00
Availability: Buy Carafe w/Teak wood stopper here

Aqua Serving Trays

You can never underestimate how handy trays can be- especially for carting around multiple items that would otherwise be incredibly awkward to carry all at once. And this one is bamboo, so it’s friendly as well as handy.

100% organically-grown bamboo, non-toxic water-based adhesive, natural lacquer (derived from the cashew nut tree), food-safe polyurethane.

16″ long x 6.25″ wide x 1″
20″ long x 12″ wide x 1.325″

Purchase Information:

Price: $23.00-$43.00
Availability: Buy Aqua Serving Trays here

On Off Mug

Even though this is slightly back ordered at the moment, it’s still worthy of a post- you can preorder it to get it early next year, (which isn’t too far away might I add)…

“At plain sight it is a standard black mug as they come a dime a dozen and in big white letters it say OFF. Nothing fancy, but once you add the hot beverage of your choice, the mug changes color and is turning white and in big black letters it states: ON”

[posted by katie]

Purchase Information:

Price: $25.00
Availability: Buy On Off Mug here

My Cuppa

If you’re still in the middle of last minute holiday shopping, this might be a thoughtful gift for someone that’s particular about how they take their tea or coffee…

‘Although the question “how do you take your coffee?” seems simple enough, for the caffeine-connaisseur, a non-descript “two creams, one sugar” does not always acheive the desired results. My Cuppa helps you mix your drink to the perfect consistency, based on the color-coded guide inside. Options include everything from a straightforward “milky” to an extra-strong “builder’s brew”.’

2.75″W x 3.75″L x 4.5″H

(Ground Shipping to US & CAN is included.)

Purchase Information:

Price: $25
Availability: Buy My Cuppa here

Designfenzider Salt & Pepper No. 4

I’m quite happy with my salt and pepper shaker, but this one makes me wish I wasn’t…

Made out of porcelain and cork

2.5″ x 2.5″

Purchase Information:

Price: $50
Availability: Buy Designfenzider Salt & Pepper No. 4 here

Swivel Liqueur Glasses

Whether you want or need more play or pleasure when having your drink of choice, these glasses would surely add to rather than detract from the experience. Seems like it could be a good gift as well…

“The shape of the glass enhances the aromatic effects and deep color of the Liqueur, as well as its sensual movement. It makes for a highly playful and pleasurable experience that should not be passed up.”

A set of 2 swiveling Liqueur glasses

Purchase Information:

Price: $45
Availability: Buy Swivel Liqueur Glasses here

Impression Crockery by Benjamin Hubert

I don’t know about you, but I love it when designers showcase and sell their wares directly on their websites. Benjamin Hubert has a great portfolio of interesting items on his site, and this soup bowl/spoon set is no exception.

The Earthenware soup/spoon set is formed from a single surface with a soft impression for the bowl and spoon holder.

Tea Stick

Looking for something thoughtful yet not too personal to give to your office mate or other person you see everyday? This tea stick may be just the thing.

“Clever, spring loaded gadget makes one perfect cup of tea. Simply insert loose tea and steep. Stainless steel and plastic. Modern German design.”

[posted by kris]

Purchase Information:

Price: $20.00
Availability: Buy Tea Stick here

TAC 02 DIE NEUE LINIE

Streamlined set of dinnerware from Bauhaus’ Walter Gropius.

Purchase Information:

Price: $130.00
Availability: Buy TAC 02 DIE NEUE LINIE here

Fair Share Fountain

Just saw this over at C&M, quite the thing to add some flair to your champagne toast, huh?

“6 champagne glasses, each one a bit smaller than the other, hand made out of Pyrex and each one has a tiny lip so that the champagne will flow over into the next smaller glass and all 6 together hold the content of one standard bottle!”

2 week lead time.

Purchase Information:

Price: $1200
Availability: Buy Fair Share Fountain here

“Take Your Time” Table Runner

Such a clever way to keep the conversation going, this table runner has questions and answers that can be read from both ends of the table. It looks like the questions are more riddle-like than the getting-to-know-you variety, but hey, when you’re in a conversation rut, anything helps.

Made of 80% cotton, 20% Polyester, it is machine washable. Imported from The Netherlands.

[posted by katie]

Purchase Information:

Price: $62.50
Availability: Buy “Take Your Time” Table Runner here

Pick Your Nose Cups

These cups have certainly been making the rounds on the blog circuit, yet I still find them funny. Might be the perfect thing to take along to a holiday party…

“Each of these photo- realistic paper cups comes emblazoned with a new nose. When you tip your head to take a drink ‘voila’ you get an instant nose job, and a chuckle from the crowd.”

24 12-oz. cups in each pack, evenly divided between male and female

Purchase Information:

Price: $13.95
Availability: Buy Pick Your Nose Cups here