Tabletop

Wood Grain Placemat

I believe I’ve seen a much more expensive version somewhere else…I like it much better at this price.

“Fool the eye wood grain flips from faux leather to solid brown PVC.”

18″x13″

Purchase Information:

Price: $8.95
Availability: Buy Wood Grain Placemat here

Vintage Tumblers (set of 4)

I like these- the two styles manage to compliment each other and make the regular ol’ drinking glass a little more interesting.

“Each glass is decorated with a vintage style goblet design, they’re the modern glasses with a vintage flair. Glasses measure 3″ in diameter and 6″ tall.”

Set of 4, dishwasher safe.

Purchase Information:

Price: $22.00
Availability: Buy Vintage Tumblers (set of 4) here

Bottle Water Glasses

Sustainability is considered quite a bit nowadays, as it should be, and that’s why any recycled home goods certainly catch our eye when we happen upon them. These glasses are made from recycled bottle bases and have a traditional engraving that create a modern sense of nostalgia.

2.9″ x 3.8″ (7,4 x 9,6 cm)

Purchase Information:

Price: $26.00
Availability: Buy Bottle Water Glasses here

Kotori Sake Serving Set

This set has such nice form; the handle of the pitcher lends a subtle modern feel. It would be an excellent housewarming/wedding gift…

“Like its namesake ‘kotori’ is Japanese for ‘small bird’ this sprightly porcelain sake pitcher stands watch over five small cups. The set, designed by Finland’s Tomi Pelkonen, rests on a thick oak serving tray. SFMOMA exclusive.”

Purchase Information:

Price: $195.00
Availability: Buy Kotori Sake Serving Set here

Patchwork Plates by Marcel Wanders

This series of 30 ceramic plates is guaranteed to make your meals more interesting. You could just get a few, or the whole thing (if you have that sort of money). One thing is for certain, you’ll not be accused of boring tableware.

“Using different original plates from the Royal Tichebaar Makkum collection, each piece is partly hand-painted and partly printed. Mix and match the patterns to enliven your table with vibrant bursts of color…”

Purchase Information:

Price: $149
Availability: Buy Patchwork Plates by Marcel Wanders here

Beaker Skin

Something like this would certainly provide some stimulation whilst drinking your daily intake of H2O.

“The fantastic array of textures comes from printing them with random, everyday objects such as tape, thread, rubber and an orange net.”

2.75″Ø x 4.75″H

Porcelain.
Set of six.

Purchase Information:

Price: $235.00
Availability: Buy Beaker Skin here

Cube Jigger by Josh Owen

Look at this! I love it when someone rethinks a commonplace item and turns it into something worth a conversation.

“designed by josh owen, this aluminum jigger has different measuring pours on each side. according to the designer: ‘the design of the Aluminum Cube Jigger evolved from an experiment to compress the six most common liquid measures used to mix alcoholic drinks, into the smallest possible dispenser. the form was inspired by traditional box-shaped, Japanese sake cups, from which sake is sipped from the corners.’”

available late summer. now accepting advance orders.

Purchase Information:

Price: $20.00
Availability: Buy Cube Jigger by Josh Owen here

Half Pint Mug

Designed to imitate a traditional half pint glass, this ceramic mug has twin walls to ensure that your coffee or tea will remain hot. Complete with “Half pint” marking, you’re sure to run the risk of a slight desire to be in a pub rather than the office.

5.25″t x 3″w

Purchase Information:

Price: $18.00
Availability: Buy Half Pint Mug here

InsideOut Collection Liqueur Glass

I have the InsideOut champagne glasses, and I do have to say they are quite stunning. So, if you’re more of a ‘liqueur’ fan, you can now appreciate your favorite drink in the utmost style.

“In BY:AMT’s collection of barware, the well known and oftentimes iconic shapes of glasses are hidden behind a neutral and discreet outer shape, unassuming and simple. But once you pour the drink, the glass’ inner identity appears creating an unusual and highly fascinating effect.”

The glasses are all mouth blown, are 1.5″ wide and 4.75″ high (4 x 12 cm) and come in a set of 2.

Purchase Information:

Price: $48.00
Availability: Buy InsideOut Collection Liqueur Glass here

Legendary Pink Dot Teaset by Maxim Velcovsky

This is a repost because it’s just been picked up by a US retailer and now it’s slightly cheaper.

I love the quirky and intelligent design of Maxim Velcovsky.

A beautiful teaset with unusual pink dot details. It cosists of one Teapot, six Teacups and saucers, milk jug and sugar pot. Also available in multi-color dots.

Made in the Czech Republic.

Purchase Information:

Price: $429
Availability: Buy Legendary Pink Dot Teaset by Maxim Velcovsky here

Jorine Oosterhoff Mad Hatter Bowls

While you might not have the disposable income to afford these pieces, you might know someone that does, and that someone might be less grumpy during teatime if they owned one or two of these to hold their snacks.

“With experimental forms and avant-garde design, these progressive and playful pieces are sure to inspire an afternoon of tea and delectable goodies. As the designer herself describes, ‘My products become characters, like individual things that seem to live their own life. They have their own identity and personality. Sometimes they seem to come from a fairytale-world. Products making us feel like being in a different world.’”

Unglazed porcelain on the outside, glazed inside.

Purchase Information:

Price: $228.00
Availability: Buy Jorine Oosterhoff Mad Hatter Bowls here

B-set dinner service by Hella Jongerius

“Hella Jongerius turns imperfections into ideals with the B-set dinner service. Each piece is fired in an overheated kiln to slightly warp the porcelain into uniquely distorted shapes. The result is a curiously charming dinner-set, unified by its consistent inconsistencies.
The porcelain and glaze recipes used are stamped on the side of each item as a tribute to the ceramics recipe culture.”

Dimensions:
Beaker small: 3″Ø x 2.5″H
Beaker large: 3″Ø x 4.5″H
Bowl small: 4.75″Ø x 3.5″H
Bowl large: 8″Ø x 4.75″H
Plate small: 8″Ø
Plate large:10″Ø
Carafe: 4.75″Ø x 10.25″H

Purchase Information:

Price: $33-$190
Availability: Buy B-set dinner service by Hella Jongerius here

Wall-Mounted Wine Bottle Holder

Yet another storage option for your wine collection…really, with the seemingly vast numbers of wall mounted wine holders, you have no excuse to not display your vino properly.

height 29″ (74 cm)
protrudes 2.75″ (7 cm) from wall

Purchase Information:

Price: $63.00
Availability: Buy Wall-Mounted Wine Bottle Holder here

Winepocket

If you’ve ever been to a party (or supermarket) where there was a wine carrier bag thing, chances are it was horrible. I’ve seen some that have been tasseled, glue gunned and glittered; others with really disturbing miscellaneous adornment attached to a otherwise simple bag. No harm done if you think those kinds of things are acceptable, but I encourage you to consider this particular one for its nice simple design and overall pleasing color. It will protect bottles just as nicely and you run less of a risk of offending someone.

“The latest in a series from JoshJakus, this wine carrier is a single piece of wool felt with an optimally-placed hole, stitched at the top and sides. Once a bottle of wine is inserted, the hole becomes the bag’s handle.”

materials:
100% industrial wool felt, nylon stitching. (Industrial felt is made from approximately 85% factory excess wool and 15% mixed fibers.)

16.25″ long x 6.5″ wide, when flat

Purchase Information:

Price: $29.00
Availability: Buy Winepocket here

Silver Plated Ice Cream Container

This probably qualifies as an unnecessary luxury item, but I am sure someone will genuinely appreciate this ice cream container (or, as some would affectionately call ‘koozie’).

Measures 4 inches tall and fits a standard, store-bought ice cream or sorbet pint container.

Purchase Information:

Price: $95.00
Availability: Buy Silver Plated Ice Cream Container here