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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

Bottle Opener by Piet Hein

Sure, there are tons of bottle openers out there, but this one also tackles screw-caps, which might bump it up on the list.

“this stainless steel opener from piet hein shows off the “super-ellipse” design in a new way. this attractive accessory makes opening either pop-tops or screw-caps a breeze. stylish, functional, and handy, all in one!”

dimensions: 3″d

Purchase Information:

Price: $30.00
Availability: Buy Bottle Opener by Piet Hein 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

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

Do ré mi Glasses

I like the look of these; plus, they’re fun.

Pack of 6 glasses (29cl)

Purchase Information:

Price: $26.75
Availability: Buy Do ré mi Glasses 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