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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

Purchase Information:

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)

Purchase Information:

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.

Purchase Information:

Price: $20.00
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Carafe

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

Purchase Information:

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.

Purchase Information:

Price: $78.00
Availability: Buy Leonhard Pfeifer Sushi Tray here

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.

Purchase Information:

Price: $10.00
Availability: Buy Wine Lines here

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.”

Purchase Information:

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).

Purchase Information:

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.

Purchase Information:

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″

Purchase Information:

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

simple flatware

About a year ago I bought some “modern” flatware. It looked great at first but then after a while it started to get rusty. It’s because it was not stainless steel. I learned my lesson. This flatware is mirror-finished 18/8 stainless steel. Dishwasher safe.

Flatware set : Four five-piece settings of salad fork, dinner fork, knife, soupspoon and teaspoon. 6.5″–9″l.

Serving set : 9″l fork and 8.5″l spoon.

Purchase Information:

Price: $49
Availability: Buy simple flatware here

simple dinnerware

Simple dinnerware on sale.
Semigloss glazed white stoneware for every day or entertaining. Microwave and dishwasher safe. Set includes 4-dinner plates, 4-salad plates, 4-bowls and 4-mugs.

Dinner plates : 11″diam.
Salad plates : 8″diam.
Bowls : 6″diam.
Mugs : 4.25″h.

Purchase Information:

Price: $69.00
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Full/Fill Series

Reminiscent of the plastic bottles we so hastily use and discard, the Full/Fill Series was designed by Luis Royal and Damaso for Marinha Grande Glass. Handmade in Portugal.

MGLASS LARGE FULL/FILL BOTTLE 12.5 X 3″, $35.00

MGLASS FULL/FILL MEDIUM BOTTLE 11 X 2.75″, $30.00

MGLASS FULL/FILL LARGE GLASS SET OF 2 5.5 X 3.15″, $30.00
MGLASS FULL/FILL JUICE GLASS SET OF 2 4.75 X 2.25″, $25.00

Purchase Information:

Price: $25.00
Availability: Buy Full/Fill Series here

Anne Black Tilt Porcelain Dishware

Handmade from high quality porcelain materials, this collection is really kind of fun with it’s slighty off-kilter design. The red line is a silkscreen print applied by hand, and it’s just the perfect touch.

All pieces are made with non-toxic glazes suitable for any foods and beverages and are dishwasher safe.

Purchase Information:

Price: $24.00
Availability: Buy Anne Black Tilt Porcelain Dishware here

masahiro mori bar set

Masahiro Mori has created some amazing porcelain pieces and this collection of barware is no exception. The set includes 4 small sake glasses, 4 whisky tumblers and a pitcher and ice bucket.

$40 for the sake cups
$60 for the whiskey tumblers
$205 for the entire set–including pitcher and ice bucket

Purchase Information:

Price: $205
Availability: Buy masahiro mori bar set here