Barbara Carafe

Check it out- the stopper of this carafe can be nested underneath for use as a vase. Smart.

Available in Black, Amethyst, and Clear
H 12″, W 6.5″
$69.50, Buy it here.

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Price: $69.50
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Pott 33 Flatware (5 piece set)

Designed in 1975, this flatware set has some sensible attributes to be sure (if only it were a tad bit more sensible price wise too…).

Carl Pott dedicated his career to studying the ergonomics of eating and using what he learned to design innovative flatware…To create the five-tined fork, which was an innovation when it was introduced, Pott extended its width and made the shape slightly spooned. These changes made for easier scooping of sauces and vegetables, like peas. The knife has a micro-serrated edge for cutting, and each piece has a fine groove at the end of each handle. “I am far from granting flatware more importance than it deserves,” said Pott. “However, as a daily tool, assuming it is functional and aesthetically pleasing, it is one of the cornerstones of our culture. How can we reach the summit, when the foundation of that which is ours, our home and our tools, is not solid, full of clarity and beauty?” Pott 33 is made of 18/10 stainless steel and each piece is handcrafted by artisans at a company of remarkable pedigree…The five piece set includes a knife, tablespoon, teaspoon, dinner fork, and salad fork. Made in Germany.

H 9″ W 2.25″

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Purchase Information:

Price: $280.00
Availability: Buy Pott 33 Flatware (5 piece set) here

Summer Porcelain Cup Set

Seeing as the summer is drawing to a close, it’s time to savor those evenings sipping refreshments. Why not do it in style from hand sculpted black and white etched cups? (Of course, it takes little investigative work to see these would be more appropriate for a discerning collector than in a child’s hand…)

Spot the odd one out! Painting the interior of one of the cups yellow, Rosaria Rattin sees no rules in ceramic design; she approaches each porcelain surface as if boldly printing fabric. Each cup is delicately sculpted and etched by hand, creating lines and shapes with individual character. Set of six assorted porcelain cups with a hint of lemon.

€216 ($332 (approx)),
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Purchase Information:

Price: &euro216
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Teapot Warmer

An excellent teapot stand/warmer, this will do the job without offending the eye.

“A futuristic teapot warmer, elegantly arranged into a spiral of slats of wood. Produced in workshops staffed by the physically and mentally handicapped, this piece is sure to warm both your tea and your heart.”

10″dia. x 4.5″H

Designer: Christoph Matthias
Materials: Maple or walnut

$79.00, Buy it here.

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Price: $79.00
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Tampopo Crinkle Cup

Similar to the Crinkle Cups we’ve posted before, yet more austere in resembling paper rather than plastic.

“These cups manage to be humorous and elegant all at once. Formed to resemble crinkled paper, these porcelain cups will certainly attract attention in your home.”

Color: White. 2.5″h,
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Purchase Information:

Price: $14.00
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Pressure Sake Pitcher

This is a lovely sake pitcher with slight indentions for ease of use.

The simple idea behind the Pressure Sake Pitcher was to create a handle less pitcher. This is achieved by replacing the handle with two indentations that fit one’s hand when grasping this object. The resulting design solution takes a functional form. Pressure Sake Pitcher can be paired with the Nub Sake Cups.

Designed by: Masahiro Mori
Material: Porcelain
5.25 “H
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Purchase Information:

Price: $25.00
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Cake Plate (Fair Share)

Now you can tell the cake cutter exactly how much you’d like.

“With this plate the concept of measurement is explored in a way to create a connection between the person and the object. For instance, when cutting cake or cheese, nobody will complain about having the smallest slice. d27cm.”

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Purchase Information:

Price: $45.00
Availability: Buy Cake Plate (Fair Share) here


This is pretty interesting…a mixture of plates and bowls all stack up into the shape of a ming vase. To get a close up of the inside imagery (which is really quite lovely), take a look here .

a great selection of plates and bowls and smaller bowls and more plates and it all stacks up in the shape of a ming vase…It’s pretty fantastic, about 15″ (40 cm) high, hides 7 different plates and bowls, is made out of Melamine and printed with the most beautiful imagery we have seen from ibride in quite a long time!

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Purchase Information:

Price: $125
Availability: Buy Ming here

Dress For Dinner Napkins


20 paper napkins to a package. Cello wrapped.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $5.95
Availability: Buy Dress For Dinner Napkins here

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.

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Purchase Information:

Price: $94.00
Availability: Buy Lily Pond Sushi Set here

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
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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