Tabletop

Reusable Napkins

If you feel like you use enough paper napkins/towels to destroy a small rain forest, get some of these great reusable napkins. They’re made by Romanian women in jobs which allow them to stay home and raise their children.

Purchase Information:

Price: $40
Availability: Buy Reusable Napkins here

Ceramic Cheese Plate

Comes pre-indented with all your favorite cheeses.

Handmade in Italy. Each piece is signed and numbered.

Purchase Information:

Price: $150
Availability: Buy Ceramic Cheese Plate here

Wine Cooler

Simple and effective…

“designed by Arian Brekveld; The wine cooler is made of terra-cotta, porous
pottery. The shape is a standard bourdeaux bottle. The cooler saturates itself
in seconds when immersed in water. The water on the outside starts to
evaporate and cools the inside, an old Roman principle.”

4.7″ x 11.8″

Purchase Information:

Price: $87.00
Availability: Buy Wine Cooler here

warm walnut mugs

What a nice alternative to the ordinary paper cup and sleeve…

“The concept behind Warm, the contemporary set of teacups and teapots designed by Tony Alfström and Brian Keaney, should be immediately apparent to anyone who has used a paper collar with their coffee takeout. Here the collar is a bracelet of laminated wood, molded from oak or walnut, wrapped around a detachable ceramic container. The collar functions both as insulator and handle, and elevates the cup or pot high enough to preclude the need for a coaster. The cups are available in tea and coffee services…All ceramic parts are oven, microwave and dishwasher proof. ”

ceramic & laminated wood with walnut finish

h 4″ ø 3″

Purchase Information:

Price: $80.00
Availability: Buy warm walnut mugs here

Drink and Disc Coasters

For those of you who might be looking for some coasters, these are a couple of nice fun choices…

Purchase Information:

Price: $1.95
Availability: Buy Drink and Disc Coasters here

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gingko plates

I really like the simplicity and beauty of the ginkgo leaf as a design element.

Available in green celadon (shown) and orange.
6″ x 4″ x 1″.

Purchase Information:

Price: $9.00-$16.00
Availability: Buy gingko plates here

Stainless Steel Water Pitcher

Good work, CB2. They’ve managed to make a very Bauhaus-esqe pitcher with a very low price tag.

“Right angles. A well-proportioned pour, this tall, sixty-ounce pitcher holds enough for a tableful of friends. The sleek C handle seems to feed the perpendicular spout, perched at the top of its long, stainless base.”

Purchase Information:

Price: $34.95
Availability: Buy Stainless Steel Water Pitcher here

Chemistry Salt & Pepper Shakers

We posted these a long time ago and then they sold out. We received a few panicked emails about where someone could find them and this is the first time I’ve seen them for sale online since then. So buy up, people. Get ‘em while they last.

Purchase Information:

Price: $16
Availability: Buy Chemistry Salt & Pepper Shakers here

Insula Cup Set

This Insula cup set is quite nice. With a “gentle organic ripple pattern” it’s sure to please the eyes as well as the sense of touch with a double insulating wall that makes it easy to hold hot or cold beverages.

Set of two.

3-3/8″ diameter and 4″ tall

Available in Snow white, Sea Blue, Salman Orange and Kiwi Green.

Purchase Information:

Price: $13.00
Availability: Buy Insula Cup Set here

Vine Side Plate Set

I certainly hope nobody gets sick of my fixation on black and white patterned dinnerware. This particular set is so very pleasing to look at, and relatively affordable.

High-grade, dishwasher-safe melamine plastic. (Do not microwave.)
Set of four. Diameter: 8″

Update: This item is unfortunately no longer available. (10/30/09)

Purchase Information:

Price: $29.00
Availability: Buy Vine Side Plate Set here

Cupple Coffee Mug & Holder

I have mixed feelings about the way the handle of this cup is shaped, but I do feel that the storage solution is quite smart. The mug’s handle interlocks with the rubber wall mounted holder, making it easy to grab or deposit.

Designer: Chaiyut Plypetch

Purchase Information:

Price: $49.00
Availability: Buy Cupple Coffee Mug & Holder here

Fortune Serviette/Napkins

What a delightful idea, napkins holding fortunes within their folds…

“These serviette sets are a wonderful play on the traditional fortune cookies with a prediction on every napkin. “Soon you will be sitting on top of the world” is one of the predictions on the serviettes. Available in sets of 4, 6 or 8 serviettes, this also makes a wonderful gift.”

Black/White (100% Damast)

19.5 x 19.5 inches

Purchase Information:

Price: $45.00
Availability: Buy Fortune Serviette/Napkins here

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Biscuit Collection by studio job

Holy cow. I think these are absolutely amazing and honestly, cannot think of why I shouldn’t buy at least one piece of this collection. I want to use an expletive, I like them so much.

“designed by studio job for royal tichelaar makkum in 2006 and a highlight of the Milan Fair, the biscuit collection includes nine different plates and five centerpieces. the pieces are white bisque porcelain with reliefs based on allegory with fairy tail and fantasy figures. both sides of the plates are decorated.”

Pieces range from $130.00- $1,380.00, Buy it here.

Purchase Information:

Price: $130.00
Availability: Buy Biscuit Collection by studio job here

Polyedre Bowl Set

Okay, so it’s not “hex” but it’s pentagonal and triangular and I think those are quite possibly the next best thing. In fact, they may just be the next new thing.

“The Polyedre bowls by Olaf De Winter has a smooth matte glaze that makes these bowls a pleasure to use everyday. These multi-sided bowls hold anything in elegance and style. Made of durable stoneware, the Polyedre bowls are microwave and dishwasher safe.”

Specifications:

Medium measures 4″ x 9″ x 9″

Purchase Information:

Price: $39.00
Availability: Buy Polyedre Bowl Set here

haiku platter

Since this platter is hand wash only, I think it would be best suited in the bath for corralling countertop items so they look like one cohesive unit instead of a mish-mash of bottles and ointments. gross.

• Underpainted design
• Beveled rims
• Glass
• Hand wash

Purchase Information:

Price: $14.95
Availability: Buy haiku platter here