Washi Paper Wine Bottle Bag
Written by Katie on June 27, 2017. Permalink
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Better Living Through Design ™ — Your Design Guide to Home & Style.
Written by Katie on June 27, 2017. Permalink
Written by Katie on June 16, 2017. Permalink
Don’t these Serax Lovatt cups look like they’d be nice to hold? A complete set of the black and white glazed ceramics wouldn’t do any harm left out on an open shelf for all to see, so there’s at least a couple of reasons to consider adding a few cups (and maybe the teapot) to your collection.
Purchase Information:Price: $20.00 - 58.00
Written by Katie on June 14, 2017. Permalink
Water is a necessity, but nowadays too many of us rely on plastic bottles to get our daily intake. Perhaps by purchasing this very nice Talise carafe, you’ll cut down the amount of plastic you use and thus become a more responsible adult. Unending supplies of water and other beverages may be kept in its lovely fluted design, which looks so much more appropriate on a dinner (or conference) table than a six pack of plastic bottles. Use the inner funnel to hold a water filter, if needed, or remove entirely for non-filtered beverages.
Purchase Information:Price: $160.00
Written by Katie on June 5, 2017. Permalink
You know you’re going to need some very cold beverages this summer, so make sure you have a decent jug, preferably one that makes you happy every single time you fill it up. The Hay Jug with Handle might just do that, as it has a friendly, amorphic body and a beefy handle for a firm grip. The color versions are certainly tempting, aren’t they?
Purchase Information:Price: $32.55 - 41.80
Written by Katie on June 2, 2017. Permalink
Sometimes those cheap plastic cups just won’t cut it at the dinner table. Upgrade to the Lempi (means ‘favourite’ in Finnish) Glassware from Iittala. Use them for everyday water or for that special occasion wine; they’ll fit every occasion. And, as a major bonus, the Lempi is stackable to save space in your kitchen. If you’d rather a bit of color, check out the lilac, light blue, and grey.
Purchase Information:Price: $44.35
Written by Katie on May 31, 2017. Permalink
I scream, you scream, we all scream for… you know the rest. Make sure you have a decent scoop for your ice cream, because you don’t want it to melt while you wrestle your serving (plus others) out of the box or tub. The Koki’s handle is comfortable to hold and has a length suitable for all types of containers. It’s perfect for soft and creamy ice creams (homemade is best!).
Purchase Information:Price: $60.00
Written by Katie on May 30, 2017. Permalink
At your next summer soirée, upgrade the dinnerware from the humble paper plate to compostable dinnerware made from fallen leaves. What, you say? Yep, spend a bit more and have a sturdier surface for food (no collapsing, no mess), and know you can toss it all in the compost when the party’s over. Sounds good, right?
Purchase Information:Price: $15.00 - 18.00
Written by Katie on May 23, 2017. Permalink
Slow brewed tea sounds slightly pretentious, I know, but this little guy makes it look super easy and worth a try. After all, summer is almost here, right? Apparently cold-brewed tea is less bitter and astringent, just like cold-brewed coffee. A double-walled, clear infuser lets you keep an eye on the color while also keeping the tea’s temperature stable. You can even try cold-brewing coffee in it, as the retailer notes.
Purchase Information:Price: $49.99
Written by Katie on May 18, 2017. Permalink
This tea kettle/pot by NORM Architects has a built in steeper that is secured to the top lid when brewing is finished, making the process tidy and efficient. Plus, as the teapot is glass, you can see the brewing process and stop it once the shade is exactly to your liking- especially useful for those of us that are particular about tea. Pair it with the tealight heater to keep the tea warm.
Purchase Information:Price: $59.95
Written by Katie on May 12, 2017. Permalink
Remember Richard Woods’ Tree Trunk Vase from Hay? Now there’s a smaller, handheld version just right for your morning cup of coffee (or tea). That’s right, you can now sip from your own cartoonish-wood-grain cup, which will make everything taste better…I’m sure of it.
Purchase Information:Price: $16.00
Written by Katie on May 10, 2017. Permalink
How many kettles look like they belong on a tablecloth amongst finger sandwiches and scones? Not too many. The stainless steel Cha Teapot was designed by Naoto Fukasawa- that’s worth mentioning, of course- and has a magnetic steel bottom that makes it suitable for induction cooking. A simple curved handle and knob in black thermoplastic resin completes the design.
Purchase Information:Price: $200.00
Written by Katie on April 27, 2017. Permalink
A good tea canister and infuser can make all the difference in making a cup of tea. Hot water and tea may be the ingredients, but the whole process is enjoyed all the more with elegant tools. This copper Weaver Tea Jar by Toast Living will hold your leaves in pride of place while the small infuser will make brewing a special event with a stainless steel basket and a terra-cotta lid. Note: It looks like the Tea Jar is out of stock, but the little infuser is available.
Purchase Information:Price: $33.95
Written by Katie on April 25, 2017. Permalink
How’s your Merican dream doing? It may or may not be doing great, due to the current political situation, but perhaps you could use a little reminding that certain opportunities and dreams are still possible here in the good ol’ US of A. Remembering that along with your morning cup of coffee/tea everyday might do you some good. The Merican Doormat is still available too, fyi.
Purchase Information:Price: $20.00
Written by Katie on April 18, 2017. Permalink
This double-walled carafe is just about as simple as it gets. For coffee, use the center of the lid as a pour over set. Not big on coffee? The lid’s ridged edge filters loose-leaf tea. Pretty smart that the lid works for both, right? Without the lid, the glass carafe works overtime to hold water, juice, or maybe even (if you’re feeling nice) flowers.
Purchase Information:Price: $38.00
Written by Katie on April 13, 2017. Permalink
Remember the Table Tiles Optic? Now there’s a concrete trivet with the same 3D illusion, which means you’ll be able to join several together for a larger mosaic pattern on your tabletop. Each trivet fits a kettle or saucepan, so double (or triple) them up for larger casserole dishes.
Purchase Information:Price: $35.00