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Custom Birch Tree Plate and Mug Set

These would be a lovely gift if you’re the plan-in-advance type.

“A charming, delicately drawn birch tree graces a porcelain plate– a very green way to carve your initals into a tree. Makes a great gift for weddings and anniversaries.
Availability: Made to order, please allow 2-3 weeks for your order to arrive.”

Mug set consists of four 9 ounce mugs. Each mug is slightly different representing the four seasons.

Purchase Information:

Price: $55.00
Availability: Buy Custom Birch Tree Plate and Mug Set here

Restless by mikiya kobayashi

Smart.

“restless, or uki hashi are chopsticks that don’t need a chopstick rest. because of their shape, the tips won’t touch the table when they’re set down. you’ll find comfort in their simple design.”

Black, Mustard, Red, or Off-White.

Purchase Information:

Price: $12
Availability: Buy Restless by mikiya kobayashi here

Water is Blue Glass

Reconnecting with childhood amazement is as simple as owning a glass that turns bright blue when you fill it up with cold water.

2.5″ x 7.25″ :: 275 ml

Purchase Information:

Price: $29.00
Availability: Buy Water is Blue Glass here

Bowls Plus by Michelle Huang

This might be a nod to traditional Chinese culture, but it could also be a very handy way of having sauces and such slightly separated from your main course.

‘An age-old tradition is revitalized with the contemporary form of the Bowls Plus series. In Chinese culture, it is impolite to finish everything that’s been served, as if to say, “thank you, you gave me more than enough!”. Bowls Plus caters to this tradition with an extra little section built right in where you can politely and conveniently store the leftovers.’

Set of 3 different bowls.
Melamine.

Purchase Information:

Price: $39.00
Availability: Buy Bowls Plus by Michelle Huang here

Louise Tripod Wine Glass by Marten Baptist

A clever update to the regular glass of wine…

“a refreshing take on glass design, marten baptist took a typical dutch perspective on triangular aesthetic. remarkably stable in use and hand-made by the best european glass blowers.”

dimensions: 4″dia x 8″h.
set of 4.

Purchase Information:

Price: $100
Availability: Buy Louise Tripod Wine Glass by Marten Baptist here

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Poketo Artist Melamine Plates by Ogi (s/2)

I’m a big fan of mixed dinnerware, especially since there are so many wonderful designs to choose from.

“Poketo invited Tokyo based artists, PCP and Ogi to design a double plate set. Collect them as a set or mix them up, they’ll definitely liven up your next dinner part. The plate sets come in beautiful handscreened boxes.

Plates are full color; 2 x 10 inch melamine plates; dishwasher safe; not microwave safe.

Purchase Information:

Price: $32.00
Availability: Buy Poketo Artist Melamine Plates by Ogi (s/2) here

Daily Aesthetics Collection

I love this stuff.

“Inspired by some of our favorite food containers, Lekker is pleased to introduce the “Daily Aesthetics” collection by Italian Design House Seletti. From popcorn bags to milk cartons, from plastic cups to canned anchovies, all products are made of porcelain or glass. Instead of throwing it away, you’ll use it again and again. Keeps the environment happy too.”

Imported from in Italy. Dishwasher safe.

Purchase Information:

Price: $10-$45
Availability: Buy Daily Aesthetics Collection here

Table cloth : ‘Tableau’ by Maurice Scheltens

It’s apparently not cheap to have what must be the coolest tablecloth ever.

“using photogram technique, this tablecloth is decorated with the silhouettes of the aftermath of a dinner party. the shadows tell the story.”

6 setting size (212 x 140 cm), $585.00
8 person size (278 x 142 cm), $635

Purchase Information:

Price: $585.00
Availability: Buy Table cloth : ‘Tableau’ by Maurice Scheltens here

La Corbeille Sugar Handle Set

This decorative addition to teatime is proof that even the smallest detail can be improved upon.

“Sometimes great design can change the way you look at objects themselves. These sugar handles transform a cup into a mug. Each box has a set of 16 handles and is sure to start a conversation next time you have friends over for tea or coffee.”

0.5″w x 2″h

Purchase Information:

Price: $18
Availability: Buy La Corbeille Sugar Handle Set here

j dinnerware

Simple dinner plates with an unexpected design.

• Stoneware with a dipped matte white glaze
• Dishwasher- and microwave-safe

Purchase Information:

Price: $1.95-$3.95
Availability: Buy j dinnerware here

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