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Peili Salad Servers

Salad servers? Yawn. That’s what you think until you have someone special over for dinner and you’re stuck serving a salad course with an ordinary fork and spoon. Come on, you can do better. Get yourself these affordable Peili ash wood servers, because they’re “aesthetically sophisticated” tools. Once you have these alongside your fine salad, you’ll have nothing but pride in how you host your guests at the table.
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Price: $45.00
Available from: Luminaire

Piippu Pot

The Piippu Pot by Kaksikko looks a like a distant relative of the Svante Watering Can, no? Its shape and side handle reference traditional tea service, yet the addition of the filter holder makes it suitable for coffee as well. Each pot is crafted by hand by designer Salla Luhtasela and is available in a black engobe finish or white gas-fired porcelain.
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Price: $275.00
Available from: Merchant No. 4

Ripple Glasses and Carafe

If you’re drinking your favorite cold beverage out of a chipped mug, snap up this set of Ripple Glasses pronto. Mouth blown into the mold, each glass features a lovely rippled surface. Look closer and you’ll see that each glass has a varied height to its collar; that adds interest, of course, but it also means you’ll be able to tell which glass is yours when your friends and family are around. Go ahead and get the matching carafe too- you might as well, as the whole grouping is quite affordable.
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Price: $42.00 - 48.00
Available from: Clever Spaces

Serving Trays by Urbancase

No serving trays? Good, because now you have an excuse to buy one or two of Darin Montgomery’s Serving Trays. Made from FSC certified solid domestic maple, each tray is hand finished with food safe oil/wax. Subtle curved edges provide a functional handle while also adding to the beauty of the simple design. Your tea (or snack) time just became more special.
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Price: CAD75.00 - 215.00
Available from: The Modern Shop

Chamfer Serving Boards

When you need to dress up your dinner spread, you can’t go wrong with one of these Chamfer Serving Boards. The ebony marble or clear crystal glass are heavy and luxe, which means you could put cheap crackers and cheese on them and they’d still look nice (though you would never do that, would you?). The sloped edges look sharp, and have the added benefit of easy lifting from the table.
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Price: $75.00 - 120.00
Available from: A+R Store

Sheepopco Popcorn Bowl

See that little side bit on this Sheepopco Popcorn Bowl? That’s what you get to eat, because the rest is mine. Or, okay, I’ll share, but let’s do the fun thing and mix something with the plain popcorn for the right sweet-and-salty pairing. That’ll make movie nights all the more fun. Two bowls are included in the pack; one standard popcorn bag will fill both.
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Price: $25.00
Available from: Sheepopco

Naturally Cooling Ceramic Wine Cooler

When you’re drinking rosé or white wine, do you really want to deal with ice and buckets? Nope. Get yourself this Ceramic Wine Cooler from Magisso and then pat yourself on the back for making chilled drinks that much easier. Soak the cooler in cold water for just a few minutes, then let the natural evaporation process keep your bottle perfectly chilled for 2 to 4 hours, no ice necessary. A glazed base prevents water rings. Smart, right? It does the trick; I own one myself and couldn’t be more pleased (unless it somehow opened the bottle of wine for me, of course).
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Price: $65.00
Available from: A+R Store

Indigo Splatter Ceramics by Chris Earl

An indigo splattered coffee cup is just what your tea or coffee would like to live in (however briefly) before you sip/gulp/slurp it down. Los Angeles-based designer Chris Earl is the man with the blue paint brush, and he splatters indigo glaze across his hand-thrown tumblers, coffee cups and bowls with equal enthusiasm.
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Price: $40.00+
Available from: Chris Earl

Nomad Carafe

This stainless steel carafe hits all the right notes with its minimalist cork stopper and four nesting cups. Stack the cups and invert them on top of the carafe for an easy to carry stack that’s perfect for picnics or just for transporting a hot or cold beverage from the kitchen to patio. Designed by Hlymur Vagn Atlason.
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Price: $40.00
Available from: MoMA Store

Jackson Pollock Table Textiles

Do you find these Jackson Pollock Table Textiles amusing? Those of us with any interest in art history may be a tiny bit offended (eating on a likeness of a Pollock painting? Gasp!), yet the pragmatic side of us must admit his art could hide a multitude of dining sins, thus making these textiles very… convenient.
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Price: $24.00 - 65.00
Available from: MoMA Store

Patina Bottle Opener

A beautiful bottle opener? In this case, it’s true. Cofield’s bottle openers are solid brass with three available patina finishes. A polished edge sets off the patina nicely, and somewhat gives an illusion of inset stone. Now, the hard part will be deciding which patina you prefer- do you like the Polychrome, Turquoise, or Black best? Be sure to take a look at Cofield’s Brass Clocks too, which have the same patina treatment.
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Price: $60.00
Available from: Cofield

Round Silicone Lids

These silicone lids will make leftovers a snap. Just stick them on any sheet, pan, or bowl, and you’re done- no separate container necessary. That’s music to anyone’s ears, but especially to those of us with a slight case of lazybones around the holidays. They also keep food hot (a small one for your coffee, perhaps?), or can stand in as the top of a saucepan. Get them for yourself, or as a ‘happy holidays’ sort of host/hostess gift. Also available in a rectangular shape.
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Price: $16.00 - 52.00
Available from: Food52

O Corkscrew

Simplicity at its best, designer Athanasios Babalis reimagined the corkscrew to sidestep all the extraneous design elements in favor of pure function and form. The O Corkscrew requires only a twist and pull. The bronze and stainless steel will look right at home next to all your fancy bottles of wine and holiday fare, so feel free to leave it out to make imbibing that much easier, and possibly more delightful.
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Price: $65.00
Available from: Ode to Things

Rare Whiskey Glasses by Fferrone

Does full realization of adulthood hit when you start lusting after nice glassware? If you’ve led a fortunate life, perhaps so. The Rare Whiskey Glass by Fferrone has a slight curve towards its mouth which helps enhance the flavor of your favorite distilled beverage by concentrating the aroma. Each glass is handcrafted by master glassblowers in the Czech Republic from borosilicate glass. Sold as a set of two, it’s a perfect gift for someone who cares about their whiskey.
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Price: $100.00
Available from: A+R Store

15.0% Ice Cream Spoon

Before you roll your eyes at a $45 spoon, you need to know this is a very special spoon, for ice cream. It uses your body heat to cut through your frozen favorite flavor, which makes your “scooping experience” effortless. The solid aluminum spoon has a thermal conductivity of 237 W/mK (watts per meter kelvin), so you’ll be slicing through your mint chocolate chip/vanilla/rocky road with ease, like a ice-cream-eating ninja. And, of course, if you are searching for a gift for someone that adores their ice cream, you now know what to get.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $45.00
Available from: Ode to Things