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“Goldfish” Asia Tea Cup

I wish I had seen these before making my christmas list. Shoot. There’s always next year, right? These two Bone China cups are sold as a set. Hand-painted with signature “Goldfish” motif.

Measures 6(d) x 5 (h) cm
Available in one color only

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Price: $45.00
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Ink Blot Dinner Plate Series by Kathleen Walsh

I think these might be one of my favorite things I’ve seen in a while…and I’m going to quote straight from unica as they did such a good job explaining the series and such:

“the ink blot series, designed by kathleen walsh for walteria living, is inspired by a 19th century parlor game called blotto. a pre-cursor to the use of inkblots by rorschach in modern research psychology as personality tests, blotto encouraged right-brain thinking in a social setting. it is the intent of this series to simulate a similar dialogue and promote togetherness around the dinner table. plates are japanese porcelain with lead-free certified glaze. sold as a set of 4. available with text in black or gold. dimensions: 10.7″d

text on the plates reads as follows:
a) “1% – an outlaw biker rides alone, his destiny remains uncertain”
b) “compassion among species – 2 altruistic butterflies fly 2 injured field mice to safety”
c) “dueling roosters – 2 roosters engage in staring competition, there will be only 1 winner”
d) “an unlikely event – 1 winged porcine creature stands poised at the edge of a reflective pool”‘

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No longer available.

dreaming of a… cocktail napkins

Clever, no? Your guests will appreciate the humor, I’m sure.

Set of 20 cocktail napkins. 5″ sq.

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Price: $4.95
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‘The Tast of Talking’ Salt & Pepper Set by Henk Stallinga

If I were to collect salt and pepper shakers, these would be the crowning glory (I think).

“The receiver and mouthpiece of a telephone are mounted on the indicators of a Morris Mini. They form the salt and pepper set ‘The Taste of Talking’ and is part of the collection of the Museum of Modern Art in New York.”

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10 Piece Sushi gift set

Perfect last minute gift…

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Price: $19.95
Availability: Buy 10 Piece Sushi gift set here

Shanghai Platters

Do you love these or what? I just might have to cave and buy a couple of these for myself this holiday season…

“Apparently the inscription has nothing to do with mandarin beef or bok choy: it’s the subject line for a letter of career appointment dated in the King’s third year, first month, twelfth day. Business dinner, perhaps?”

•Unique dip-and-pour glaze with Chinese characters
•Twice fired durable stoneware
•Dishwasher- and microwave-safe

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Price: $3.95
Availability: Buy Shanghai Platters here

Design Achille Castiglioni

What’s better than tea for two?

“A fine example of the work of Castiglioni, who is often able to create a project out of a simple action: such as lowering the rim of a plate and thereby creating elegance and flair in addition to better serving the user. The tea for two set is elegant and very refined.”

set consists of:
-red/bordeaux tray; 13.75″ x 10 x 1.25″
-bavero teapot; 24.67 oz (3 cups)
-bavero milk jug; 5.5oz
-bavero sugar bowl; 9.5 oz
-2 bavero teacups; 7.75 oz, 3.25″ dia
-2 bavero teacup saucer; 6″ dia.

+ free shipping in the continental U.S. (usually ships in 1-2 days)

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Price: $262.00
Availability: Buy Design Achille Castiglioni here

salt + pepper shakers

So cleverly cute and brainy; who wouldn’t want these on their table?

Made of porcelain.

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Price: $20.00
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Carafe

Feeling parched? Put one of these by your bed at night.

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Price: $30
Availability: Buy Carafe here

Leonhard Pfeifer Sushi Tray

Nice sushi tray with areas for the chopsticks and soy sauce with a removable stainless steel serving tray.

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Price: $78.00
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Wine Lines

For all of you holiday entertainers (the nice sort, not the naughty) that might need a decent way for guests to distinguish which glass is theirs, as well as distinguish themselves from others with labels such as “‘mellow but charming,’ ‘easily approachable,’ ‘supple,’ or ‘earthy.’” These tags are even colorful enough that people will be able to tell their own glass from another’s long after text becomes unmanagable. via design*sponge.

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Price: $10.00
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Arne Jacobsen Flatware

Do you want a piece of history? How about a piece of the future?

“A minimalist classic, this flatware represents the essence of the Danish modern style and has been in continuous production since it was first designed. Used as the flatware of the crew in Stanley Kubrick’s film, “2001, A Space Odyssey,” the futuristic-looking set is sleek, with the handles only slightly differentiated, and the knife blade indicated by only a subtle indentation. The five-piece place setting is made of matte-finish 18/8 stainless steel by Georg Jensen.”

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Price: $115.00
Availability: Buy Arne Jacobsen Flatware here

Digital Dinner Plate Set

For those days when you’re feeling a bit pixelated, you can pull out your digital dinnerware to cheer yourself up. High-grade, dishwasher-safe melamine plastic plates (don’t microwave them).

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No longer available.

Forest Dinner Plate, etc.

Loveliness on a plate, that’s what this is. Delicate light grey patterns grace the white porcelain plates and bowls, and, of course, this particular collection was designed by Tord Boontje. Dishwasher safe.

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Price: $34.95
Availability: Buy Forest Dinner Plate, etc. here

Publique Living Veneer Placemats & Coasters

Not bad for placemats, eh? Natural veneers are laminated onto flexible foam to make for some decent/simple table protection.

18″ x 12″

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Price: $22.00
Availability: Buy Publique Living Veneer Placemats & Coasters here