Tabletop

Alma Fortune Cup

Whether you believe (or know of) Tasseography or not, this cup and saucer is kind of brilliant.

“In this collaboration, redstr/collective and Tobias Wong have taken the Alma Fortune cup and saucer and created a new level of esoteric luxury. Inspired by the age old tradition of Tasseography, Turkish coffee fortune telling, these cups and saucers have one of a kind fortunes suspended in time with 22k gold. Available in three different shapes.”

Models: Short fancy, short simple, tall

Materials: Porcelain, 22k gold

Purchase Information:

Price: $79.00
Availability: Buy Alma Fortune Cup here

Tall Wood Salad Bowl & Coral Servers

For those of us who enjoy making the presentation and serving of food an event – this pair of handmade lacquered wood salad tossers is just perfect. Durable and functional, they are also chic and sophisticated and the natural companion for the lacquered salad bowl. 13″ long.

Lacquered Salad Serving Set, $89.00
Bowl sold out.

Purchase Information:

Price: $89.00
Availability: Buy Tall Wood Salad Bowl & Coral Servers here

Stelton corkscrew & bottle opener set

Simplicity makes both (or either) of these a classic gift.

Stainless steel.

Purchase Information:

Price: $42.50
Availability: Buy Stelton corkscrew & bottle opener set here

Fine Bone China Plates

Though this might be slightly more expensive than your average plate, it certainly sounds nice to say, “Please bring out the fine bone china”… as well as that, it looks to have an awfully nice black and white pattern which would probably push it into the ‘timeless’ category.

Hand wash.

Charger/Serving Plate, 12″ diameter, $45.00
Dinner Plate, 10 1/2″ diameter, $26.00
Dessert/Salad Plate, 7 3/4″ diameter, $21.00

Purchase Information:

Price: $21-$45
Availability: Buy Fine Bone China Plates here

SUGAR LUMP by Kathleen Hills

If you’re someone who likes everything in it’s place, you may like Sugar Lump, which allows you to dispense exactly 9 sugar cubes.

Purchase Information:

Price: $34.00
Availability: Buy SUGAR LUMP by Kathleen Hills here

walteria ‘hecho en los angeles’ porcelain dinner plates

I suggest taking a closer look at the design of these plates, as each is inspired by a different part of Los Angeles.

Designed by Kathleen Walsh.

“The art style is modeled after a style hispanic paper cutting art called ‘papel picado’ or perforated paper – helping to add to the authenticity of the series.”

The four designs are entitled: ‘christmukkah on fairfax’, ‘olvera street’, ‘la brea tar pits’, and ‘magnolia trees on doheny’.

10.75″dia. each

Purchase Information:

Price: $160.00
Availability: Buy walteria ‘hecho en los angeles’ porcelain dinner plates here

Insula Cups

These ceramic cups feature a gentle organic ripple pattern on their exterior and a clever insulating double interior wall, making them cool to the touch and easy to hold with even the hottest beverages.

Set of four comes in sea blue, kiwi green, snow white, and salmon orange. Hand-wash only.

Purchase Information:

Price: $44.00
Availability: Buy Insula Cups here

Happy People Crystal Stemware – East to Asia

This will certainly raise eyebrows when the next toast comes around. And, since you are getting two glasses in one, the price is a bit more reasonable.

“A collection of reversible glasses consisting of diverse forms inspired by the mixture of people who come from various origins around the world. Designed by Karim Rashid for the award winning Turkish design house Gaia&Gino, each glass is named after a different country people. For example Karl is German – a beer glass, Mehmet is Turkish – raki/champagne glass and Pierre is French – red wine/white wine glass.”

Top Row: The “East and Asia Collection” includes Ivan, Mehmet, Ming Yu, and Yuri – each sold separately.

$75.00-$145.00,
Buy it here.

Purchase Information:

Price: $75.00-$145.00
Availability: Buy Happy People Crystal Stemware – East to Asia here

beaker juice glass

Wow, quite a deal.

“Paper-thin, light as a feather drinking cups take us back to lemonade stand days every time we pick them up. But these are handblown, heat-tempered, chem lab beaker glass with a neat retro ring design. Keep ‘em stacked by the sink.”

Purchase Information:

Price: $1.95
Availability: Buy beaker juice glass here

Cut + Serve Tray

This actually solves a problem that I have with my whole grape + brie + cracker scenario. First, it addresses that knife scraping on the plate sound when I cut the brie with the built in cutting board. Second, if offers a place to hide the knife whilst I’m not cutting. Thirdly, the separation of grape and crackers is a nice option too, it prevents the crackers from getting soggy.

Purchase Information:

Price: $140
Availability: Buy Cut + Serve Tray here

Marigold Glass Plates

These plates are nice and graphic, and the green pattern might help make your tabletop setting a bit more interesting…

“Sagaform is a Swedish company that makes clean, well designed products that are good looking, practical and affordable. These glass plates come in a set of four, each one decorated with a bold and brilliant flower pattern. Both the larger dinner plates and the small side plates have the same designs.”

Large plates are 10″ diameter, small 7″

Purchase Information:

Price: $25.00
Availability: Buy Marigold Glass Plates here

taper double old-fashioneds

These have such a nice subtle color and a price that’s hard to beat.

• Handblown glass with cool-cut rim
• Dishwasher-safetaper double old-fashioneds

Purchase Information:

Price: $3.50
Availability: Buy taper double old-fashioneds here

Fokus Collection by Maija Louekari

With just enough pattern to add some interest to the contrast, this collection is really eye-catching when mixed and matched with the Marrimekko mugs shown in the photograph.

“Maija Louekari dots your eyes with this lighthearted collection for your kitchen. Decorated in either red and white or black and white spotted patterns, she has coordinated both large and small trays, oven mitts, placemats, potholders, mugs, and aprons with her highly popular design.”

marimekko fokus tray black, wood veneer
h 16″ w 20″
$50.00

marimekko fokus mug black, porcelain
h 4″

Purchase Information:

Price: $18.00
Availability: Buy Fokus Collection by Maija Louekari here

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Sakurasaku

Even condensation can be aesthetically pleasing…

“It basically turns the notion of annoying condensation rings on ist head, and make them something to look forward to. Every time you lift your glass a beautiful Cherry Blossom, the Sakura Flower appears and subtely changes its shape…This is an amazing quality glass, the base feels thick and heavy, yet the walls are nice and thin giving off a crisp chime when toasted. The cherry blossom is etched perfectly into the base, so it creates a beautiful and perfect shape each time the glass is lifted…”

Set of two glasses per box
each: 4.3″ (11 cm) x 2.9″ (7,2 cm).

Purchase Information:

Price: $60.00
Availability: Buy Sakurasaku here

Tea Brewer

As some parts of the country are experiencing an unusually late winter, perhaps a nice hot tea will warm the spirits.

Purchase Information:

Price: $98.00
Availability: Buy Tea Brewer here