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Wooden Picnic Utensils

Plastic is soo blasé. (Not really, but these are pretty cool.)

Each available in a set of 10.

Set of 10: $8.00, Buy it here.

[via happy mundane]

Purchase Information:

Price: $8.00
Availability: Buy Wooden Picnic Utensils here

Numbered Edition Linens

I’ve posted Heather Lins’ work before (Eye Chart Pillow), but I had no idea about the linens available.

Heather Lins’ inspiration comes from examining the ordinary. Her collections are based on vintage typography, eye charts, and conversation bubbles–images that are instantly identifiable but unexpected when found loafing on the sofa or adorning the dining room table. Each design is a balance of artisan production techniques, modern design, and wit.

“Numbered Edition Place Mat Set” Set of 2, $55.00, Buy it here.
“Numbered Edition Napkins”, Set 1-6:$120.00, Set 1-10:$195.00,
Buy it here.

[via iheartluxe (thanks Aaron!)]

Govino Wine Glasses

Huh? A shatterproof wine glass? Sounds like the perfect thing to snap up for any parties you might have. It’s made from a “proprietary, food/pharmaceutical safe PETG”, if that means anything to you. It’s also recyclable.

One 4-pack Tote, $11.95

[via NYTimes]

Purchase Information:

Price: $11.95
Availability: Buy Govino Wine Glasses here

Sagaform: Kitchen Implements

Sagaform has quite a collection of nice wooden kitchen tools.

Oak Cheese Knife Set, $14.95, Buy it here.
Paus Honey Dipper, $7.95, Buy it here.
Paus Butter Knife, $4.95, Buy it here.
Paus Salt and Pepper Set, $14.95, Buy it here.

Luncheon on the grass (picnic blanket)

Dine upon one of Edouard Manet’s most scandalous works. To learn more about the painting, go here.

Picnic blanket/tablecloth
100% cotton
Size : 150x200cm

€180.00 or $226.80, Buy it here.

Purchase Information:

Price: &euro180.00
Availability: Buy Luncheon on the grass (picnic blanket) here

Glass Collection by Vivre Selection

This collection continues (or copies? see here and here) the theme of making glass look like disposable cups and bottles.

From our collection of witty, whimsical borosilicate glass pieces that flawlessly mimic the forms of familiar disposables and lunchbox staples.

Thermos Glass Carafe w/ Cup, $45.00,
Buy it here.
Canteen Glass Water Carafe, $45.00,
Buy it here.

Set of 6 Glass Drinking Cups, $45.00, Buy it here.

Ripple Plate

These ripple plates by Alex Marshall Studios would be a fun (yet still elegant) way to display appetizers.

All ceramics are made from porcelain clay, are food safe, residential dishwasher safe, microwave safe and may be warmed in the oven up to 250°.

By Alex Marshall Studios
11.25 x 11.25″

$54.00, Buy it here.

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Price: $54.00
Availability: Buy Ripple Plate here

Aldo Bakker Tableware Pieces

Holy moly, these are absolutely beautiful. I’m flabbergasted.

Designer: Aldo Bakker

Water Carafe, $229.00, Buy it here.
Vinegar Flask, $189.00, Buy it here.
Oil Can, $129.00, Buy it here.
Salt Cellar, $129.00, Buy it here.

Purchase Information:

Price: $129.00
Availability: Buy Aldo Bakker Tableware Pieces here

Table Tap

Looking more like something out of a science lab than what you would use to serve your guests, this ‘Table Tap’ makes the ordinary ol’ water jug seem a bit dull.

Inspired by inventions and scientific research, this object’s basic function has been put into a new context. Table tap also reminds us of a perfume atomiser, though now it functions as a small water pump at the table. Pouring a simple glass of water really is a fascinating experience.

Designer: Arnout Visser
17 dia. x 47 cm

€149.00, Buy it here.

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Price: &euro149.00
Availability: Buy Table Tap here

Credit Card Cutlery

Never leave home without it…(‘it’ being cutlery that you can keep in your wallet).

In case of hunger don’t buy junk food, but good food. And be prepared to have your cutlery with you! Designed for, and available exclusively at, the Shop at the Cooper-Hewitt.

Designer: Ineke Hans, 2006

$10.00, Buy it here.

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Price: $10.00
Availability: Buy Credit Card Cutlery here

Modern-Twist Placemats

Modern-Twist has a great collection of modern placemats which you should definitely take a gander at if you haven’t already. My favorite, oddly enough, is the kid’s versions which are able to be drawn upon with washable markers. Brilliant idea.

Stream Placemat, $17.00, Buy it here.
Doileez, pack of 2: $25.00, Buy it here.
Hide and Seek: $17.00, Buy it here.
Day At The Pond Placemat: $17.00, Buy it here.

Cedar Sake Vessel

I don’t make a practice of drinking sake, but this vessel by designer Shunji Kurimori might convince me to start.

Kurimori’s Cedar Sake Bottle is made using old cedar trees with a striking narrow grain, resulting in a bentwood low-conduction vessel that keeps cold sake cool, hot sake warm. Kurimori is a Master of Traditional Craft, recognized by the Japanese Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry. Pair the Cedar Sake Bottle with the Cedar Sake Cups (sold separately) to practice a third Japanese tradition: sharing sake and conversation with friends.

Cedar Sake Vessel, $140.00 Now: $84.00
Cedar Sake Cups (Set of 2) $85.00 Now: $51.00
Buy it here.

More information:

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Mustache Napkin Rings

Another addition to the ‘mustache‘ category, hurray!

Each ring is laser cut from clear acrylic and fused with a chalkboard mustache that doubles as a placecard!…

4-3/8″ x 3″ x 1/4″
Includes set of 4

$24.00, Buy it here.

Purchase Information:

Price: $24.00
Availability: Buy Mustache Napkin Rings here

Number and Nutrition Water Glasses

Graphics on glasses are g-g-great.

Take a Number Water Glasses- set of 4, $22.50,
Buy it here.

Nutrition Facts Water Glasses, $22.50,
Buy it here.

Square Sake Cups

I like the idea of using these as tiny planters for succulents (as suggested). Take note of the size; they’re pretty tiny.

Square sake cups aren’t just for squares or sake for that matter. These delicate porcelain cups are designed for sake, but think how cute they would be with little succulents in them lined up on the windowsill.
White porcelain, so fine you can almost see through it, makes sipping sake sublime.

Set of six mostly square cups.
Each cup measures approximately 1.5″ x 1.5″.

$24.00, Buy it here.

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Price: $24.00
Availability: Buy Square Sake Cups here