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ITTALA EGO COFFEE CUP & SAUCER

“Different and distinctive, it is Ego’s design that sets it apart from the rest. Designed by Stefan Lindfors, Ego brings a modern perspective to the international coffee culture: a cup suitable for all coffee specialties. The unique design of the handle helps keep the cup steady both in the hand and on its saucer. Ego is also an impressive dinner service that has large (25 and 31cm in diameter) multi-purpose plates. They can be used, for example, as service plates, for pasta, salads or serving. All parts are oven, dishwasher and microwave safe. 7 oz.”

Purchase Information:

Price: $70.00
Availability: Buy ITTALA EGO COFFEE CUP & SAUCER here

Blooming Over Cup

The delicate blue lines of these cups are lovely.

These unusual and delicate porcelain cups feature a thin blue line that creates a flower gliding around the outside. Makes the perfect occasional use tea cup. This piece is stocked in the US for immediate delivery.

designer: B., Jan & Wu, Mina

Purchase Information:

Price: $39.00
Availability: Buy Blooming Over Cup here

Marla Dawn Tea for Two teaset

Why pour one cup of tea when you can pour two? This delicate tea set has a 64 oz pot with a double spout, two 8 oz teacups and one saucer.

Thanks Greg!

Purchase Information:

Price: $100.00
Availability: Buy Marla Dawn Tea for Two teaset here

Vintage Dahlia Serving Pieces

Certain vintage patterns are reproduced, thankfully, due to their compatibility with modern aesthetic. This particular set is done in black and white, which usually lends itself to a more modern austere look, yet with a traditional flower design it seems to bridge the gap between past and present quite well.

ceramic, dishwasher safe

Serving Bowl, 9″ dia, $26.00

Oval Platter, 13×9.5″, $30.00

Purchase Information:

Price: $26
Availability: Buy Vintage Dahlia Serving Pieces here

tokyo novelty plates

What a great gift for your favorite sushi-phile. Perfect little kimono inspired shapes highlight these delicate plates.

Purchase Information:

Price: $24
Availability: Buy tokyo novelty plates here

Gothic Dinner Plates (by Thomas Paul)

More ‘gothic’ plates by Mr. Paul…just in case you’d like to add to the others (Gothic Side Plates posted previously).

Dishwasher safe, not microwavable.
Measures 11″ in diameter.
Set of 4.

Purchase Information:

No longer available.

Coffee Time Set, White

The way the saucers act as a lid is a definite benefit, and I especially like the spoon/stirrers. I think this would be a nice gift for someone that entertains…

Porcelain coffee set: tray, 6 cups, saucers and spoons.

4.75 in x 7.175 in x 2.25 in.

Purchase Information:

Price: $45.00
Availability: Buy Coffee Time Set, White here

Dish Up

The Dish Up ceramic dinnerware creates partitions for your food, and their unique flat edge allows them to be stored vertically.

Dimensions:
Small: 8.85″ x 3.75″ x 1.4″
Medium: 9.15″ x 5.45″ x 1.4″
Large: 9.25″ x 7″ x 1.25″

Materials:
Ceramic

Purchase Information:

Price: $39.00
Availability: Buy Dish Up here

Tag Cup

This cup bears resemblance to a cupcake, but I say that meaning it in a good way (for who doesn’t love cupcakes?). This cup is much more handy to have (than a cupcake) when handling hot or cold beverages. Would be a stand-out gift for someone that needs a new beverage-holder.

“Porcelain cup encased in easy to grip silicone sleeve. The silicone insulates the cup, keeping hot hot and cold cold, protects your hands from heat, and looks great too.”

Dimensions: 4.3″Ø x 3.5″H

Available in Mint, Plum or Carrot

Purchase Information:

Price: $29.00
Availability: Buy Tag Cup here

Droog Tableshape Tablecloth with Napkin

For those of you that are hopeless at tablecloths and fancy napkin folding, you need not fear. Laser cut lines provide a guide for any sort of table as well as adding a bit of decoration. The napkins have guides for two different classical arrangements. You might have to save up for the set, but it would be worth it.

Tableshapes Tablecloth, $375.00

Tablecloth for 6 with Napkins, $510.00

Tablecloth for 8 with Napkins, $550.00

Purchase Information:

Price: $28.00
Availability: Buy Droog Tableshape Tablecloth with Napkin here

Gothic Side Plates

I saw one of these plates a while ago, and was quite sad to learn that it was not available to purchase. So, of course, to my delight, it is now available as a set with three other really great graphic designs. I like them so much I’d be tempted to hang them on the wall.

“This classic side plate set is made from high quality, durable melamine. The pattern is an exclusive Thomas Paul design that references traditional motifs used in fine china and adds a modern gothic spin.”

Set of 4.
Measures 9″ in diameter.
Dishwasher safe, not microwavable.

Purchase Information:

No longer available.

Droplet Glass

If you or someone you’re fond of is a connoisseur of wine (or sake), this particular glass would be nice and special. It arrives in its own small wooden crate (which could be displayed on its own) that rounds out the whole ‘special’ package.

“The 8 oz glass is exceptionally thin and has a beautiful inverted droplet shape which, as you gently swirl the glass, helps to aerate the liquid and release the bouquet.”

3 1/2″ high

Purchase Information:

Price: $42.00
Availability: Buy Droplet Glass here

The Tea Stick

I first read about this last year in METROPOLIS magazine, and knew it would be the perfect holiday gift for my good friend who drinks loose tea quite often. A few weeks into the new year, my friend confided that it was their favorite gift and that they use it everyday! For under $25, I don’t think you could go wrong if you have any tea drinkers on your gift list.

“The ultimate infuser for tea enthusiasts features intuitive “scoop-slide-steep” functionality while it reflects the aesthetic of traditional loose tea service. Durable enough for industrial use, it has no breakable mechanisms and is constructed entirely of 304L stainless steel with holes small enough to infuse the finest of teas. The innovative design provides optimum flow for perfect steeping and incorporates a fill-line. The Teastick fits nicely into glasses and mugs and is ideal for a 10-14 oz perfect cup of tea.”

Purchase Information:

Price: $22.00
Availability: Buy The Tea Stick here

Iittala Mango Flatware

If you use this for any dinner parties, you had better prepare something more spectacular than the flatware!

“Mango’s bold design continues to delight 21st century diners in both everyday and formal table settings with its genuine elegance. Made of matte brushed 18/10 stainless steel.

Nanny Still is one of Finland’s most colorful designers with a wide range of products. She works with the same clear elegance in a variety of different materials: metal, glass, ceramics. Nanny Still masters almost everything to do with art and industrial design. She was awarded the Pro Finlandia medal in 1972 and the Diploma of Honour at the Triennale in Milan in 1954, to name just a few of her awards.”

Designed in 1971 by Nanny Still

5 piece place setting as shown

Purchase Information:

Price: $70.00
Availability: Buy Iittala Mango Flatware here

Fern & Frond Glasses

These are quite lovely…

“Three different delicate flora and fauna patterns are carved into glass then hand-painted using colorful translucent paints. The glass is then reheated to set the color. Each piece will vary slightly, due to the nature of the handmade creations. Hand washing is recommended. Set of 6, 2 of each pattern.”

Small Glasses (Set of 6)– 3 ½”dia x 3 ½”h

Large Glasses (Set of 6) – 3”dia x 5 ¾”h

Purchase Information:

Price: $62.00
Availability: Buy Fern & Frond Glasses here