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Dress For Dinner Napkins

Oh-so-clever.

20 paper napkins to a package. Cello wrapped.
$5.95,
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Price: $5.95
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Lily Pond Sushi Set

This sushi set certainly evokes a lily pond; I like how the forms are handled simply and how they manage to be fun in an understated, elegant way.

It is important to remember that the objects presented here, just like the ones in the Chin Family, characters or flowers and fruits, each performing the roles of domestic household objects, are made partly in hand-decorated plastic and partly in fine bone china, also hand-decorated. The magic of Giovannoni’s design lies in the fact that these objects recall the grace of 18th century ceramic trinkets, while at the same time being utterly contemporary…

Sushi set composed of: plate and chopsticks in melamine, small plate for soy sauce and chopsticks holder in fine bone china. Hand-decorated.

$94.00,
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Price: $94.00
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Leaf Cup

This delicate leaf patterned cup is available in black leaf on a white background or white leaf on a black background, so you can pick whatever floats your boat.

“The Leaf Cup is a remarkable piece because of its artist quality pattern. The silhouette edge is finely detailed, as if actual leaves were placed around the cup. This porcelain cup is finished in a matte back glaze.”

Material: Porcelain
2″ dia. x 3.5″H
Designed by: Masahiro Mori
Produced by: Design Mori, Japan
Black Leaf or White Leaf
$18.00,
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No longer available.

Pressed Vinyl Dots Placemat & Runner

These table linens by Chilewich have such a nice pattern; they almost have the look of a modernized lace (maybe).

“They look delicate, but have the strength and durability of all Chilewich’s products. Beautiful, durable and washable.”

Available in Black, White, Citron, Grass, Smoke.

Pressed Vinyl Dots Placemat, $15.00, Buy it here.
Dimensions: Rectangle: W 14″ x L 19″
Sold in packs of 2

Pressed Vinyl Dots Table Runner, $24.00, Buy it here.
Dimensions: W 14″ x L 72″

Purchase Information:

Price: $15.00
Availability: Buy Pressed Vinyl Dots Placemat & Runner here

Closely Separated Vase & I’m Boo Carafe

Two new(?) items from Muuto that I’m particularly liking are this vase and carafe.

Closely Separated Vase: (also available in yellow, 10.6″ h), $162.00,
Buy it here.

by Michael Geertsen for Muuto

Abstract bowls, plates and cups are merged in an intuitive way. Reminding us of the beauty in disharmony and how old things can lead to new, if we change our perspective. The object works on its own, but is given a function if flowers are added.


I’m Boo Carafe
: (3.39″ dia. x 10.8″ h), $94.00, Buy it here.
by Norway Says for Muuto

Boo is like the skin, or a balloon surrounding the water with openings that tell the simple story of fluid motion in and out of the glass. The carafe exudes a strong personality, as if it’s saying “I’m Boo, who are you?”

[posted by katie]

Purchase Information:

Price: $94.00
Availability: Buy Closely Separated Vase & I’m Boo Carafe here

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Onion Glass by Jakub Berdych

The etched floral pattern in these short tumbler glasses create a lovely effect.

by Jakub Berdych for Qubus design studio (2007)
3″ dia. x 3.75″

Purchase Information:

Price: $28.00
Availability: Buy Onion Glass by Jakub Berdych here

Chinese Whisper

It’s strange how such a simple ‘tweak’ can update an old pattern into something that complements the modern table setting.

A lovely combination of east and west, the Chinese Whisper features standard willow patterns on standard ceramic plates, cups and saucers. Alone, this would seem rather common, but with a simple tweak in manufacturing, the patterns are mismatched, adding a clean, contemporary edge to a classic design.

Small plate: 7.75″ dia.
Large plate: 10.5″ dia.
Cup: 3″ dia. x 2.75″H
Saucer: 5.75″ dia.

Purchase Information:

Price: $39.00-$49.00
Availability: Buy Chinese Whisper here

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