Tabletop

Stelton corkscrew & bottle opener set

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

Stainless steel.

Purchase Information:

Price: $42.50
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Vivianna Flatware

This simple set of flatwear was designed with ergonomic features, including an easy to grasp dinner knife which stands on its edge, and the dinner and salad forks which are angled to fit the mouth.

In addition, the silverware has a great weight to so you don’t feel like you’re eating with plastic utensils.

Made in Denmark
Size: 5.75l – 8.75″l
8/8 stainless steel
Dishwasher safe

Purchase Information:

Price: $155.00
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Faceted Tea Bowls

“These glazed stoneware tea bowls have faceted textures and come in different neutral matte colors. Generously sized, they are also suitable for serving soup, rice, and desserts. Dishwasher and microwave safe. Each cup holds 10 ounces. Set of four.”

Made in Japan

Size: 3.25h x 3.75″diam.

Purchase Information:

Price: $38.00
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