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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.

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Price: &euro180.00
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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.

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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 at Droog.

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Price: $149.00
Available from: droog

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.

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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,
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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

It’s Pop It’s Art Mugs

Suck UK has done a very fun collaboration with It’s Pop It’s Art in creating mugs decorated with lyrics from a range of classic songs. I could only find one place to purchase them so far, but will add others as the list grows.

Feeling a bit metal? Then rock out with a mug of Motorhead coffee. Just had a hard day of freedom fighting? Then sup some tea from the Marvin Gaye mug. Or maybe you’ve just perfected your Bobby Gillespie hair, Primal Scream it is then. For whatever musical mood you’re in there is a lovingly designed mug to accompany it.

around £10, Buy it here.

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Price: £10
Availability: Buy It’s Pop It’s Art Mugs here

Stainless Steel Straws

Hmm, ‘drinking fun’? Not sure how much ‘fun’ these will add to your drinking, but they are kind of an interesting alternative to the plastic straw. I wonder how you’d clean them? Dishwasher? or maybe with those pipe cleaners in your craft drawer?

“Stainless steel is one of those rare, exceptionally functional and durable materials that manages to combine indestructibility with presentability…The stainless steel drinking straws come in a set of 4. These straws do not rust or tarnish and provide years of drinking fun.” –after5catalog

set of 4, $12.99, Buy it here.

[via uniquedaily]

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Price: $12.99
Available from: after5

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Lotus Teacup

This is one high-tech teacup for those of you that are serious about tea. Follow the link to read more.

It looks like every traditional teacup should, but for starters it’s double walled, so a) you won’t burn your hands and b) your tea won’t cool off as fast. Secondly its sliding lid is a beautiful piece of high tech, as it is truly integrated into the lid and all you do is you slide a separate piece up and you are ready to enjoy your tea.

$30.00, Buy it here.

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Price: $30.00
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Plus Salt & Pepper Grinder

I know I posted these before, but I didn’t know it was also available in multicolor(!) and this retailer has it for a little less.

Made from lacquered-beech, these totem-like grinders have a fine ceramic grinding mechanism and are available in two colors: black for pepper, white for salt. Grinding mechanism guaranteed for 25 years.

Designer: Norway Says for Muuto
2.6″ dia x 7″H.

$69.00 for black and white, $79.00 for multicolor, Buy it here.

(original post: $89.00, Buy it here.)

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Price: $69.00-$79.00
Availability: Buy Plus Salt & Pepper Grinder here