Help Mug

Sometimes it’s best to start with a very limited mission statement.

“Studio Verissimo consists of Portugese designers Claudio Cardoso and Telma Verissimo. The core activity of this studio is lighting, furniture and space designs, etc…. Help is a ceremic mug whose objective is to help people make rice.”

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Price: $13.00
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Good china Bad china

Most days I feel diligent, but sometimes I feel slothful. So it only makes sense that my china would reflect that.

Set of 12 bone china dinner plates (26cm) and two serving plates (32cm)

with 7 Deadly Sins and 7 Seven Contrary Virtues.

Abstinence against Gluttony (serving plates) , Humility against Pride, Kindness against Envy, Chastity against Lust, Temperance against Anger, Charity against Greed, Diligence against Sloth.

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By the Lake Cups Bird

The silhouetted trees that encircle each By the Lake porcelain cup are mirrored in the platinum-plated surface of the matching saucer. What’s more, the miniature images change with the light and point of view: a tiny visual tempest in an exquisite teacup.

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Price: $22.50
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Japanese Ceramic Dishes

An elegant addition to any table setting…

“A centuries-old tradition of Japan, rustic ceramicware enhances presentation with organic hues and shapes. Set includes one of each pattern. Beautifully gift boxed. Dishwasher safe. Made in Japan.”

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Price: $29.95
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Haute Surface by Mio

Such possibilities…

“Interlocking cork trivets come together to form fashion for your table. Each set consists of six tan modules and six chocolate modules. Inspired by hounds tooth patterns in textile design, the trivets can be arranged into stunning table runners, table protective arrangements, place mats or even mouse pads. Cover surfaces small and large with additional sets. ”

Made from reconstituted cork


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Price: $20.00
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Crumple Cups

“Inspired by a crumpled plastic cup, this white porcelain version can be used for coffee, dessert, or condiments. Dishwasher and microwave safe. Set of three.”

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Price: $25
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snaps carafe w/glasses

carafe 15 ¼ oz h 10 ¼”

glass 2 oz h 3″

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Price: $42.00
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Black Sake Set

Do you have a matte black glass sake set from Sugahara? No? Well, get on it then. Would be an excellent gift for anyone with an appreciation of sake, or sushi, or small, nicely made things.

Bottle: 4.5″ h, cup: 2.25″ h

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Price: $72.00
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Spun Vinyl Table Runner and Placemat

These spun vinyl runners and placemats are non-fussy and add just the right amount of interest to a table setting.

Available in White, Java, Black, or Slate.

14″ x 19″ placemats, $17.00

14″ x 54″ table runner, $55.00

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Price: $17.00
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Biodegradable Plates, Cups + Utensils

It’s one of those miracle products (they’re out there, just sometimes hard to find): 100% biodegradable plates, cups and utensils. Made from compostable sugar cane fiber (utensils from potato starch/vegetable oil), these products could be considered best friends with the environment. Hurray for easy clean up that doesn’t hurt anybody.

“These disposable (and biodegradable, and compostable) dinnerware pieces are designed for elegant entertaining, indoors or out. They’re attractive, unbleached, FDA-approved food-safe, and they’re much sturdier than standard paper plates. (They’re comparable to Chinet™ brand plates.) Not only are they made from renewable resources (see above), they’re microwavable, freezer safe, oil resistant, and capable of handling hot foods and beverages. After use, this product can be recycled for the making of paper, or 100% catabolized as compost.

The potato-starch cutlery is sturdy, attractive, reusable, and suitable for hot foods up to 220° F. It will biodegrade within 180 days in a commercial composting facility, but is currently only certified for biodegradability under the ISO 14855 standards. (Certification under the ASTM standards for compostability is in process.)”

12 oz. Bowl :: Pack of 25 :: $4.00
12 oz. Cup :: Pack of 50 :: $7.00
9″ Plate :: Pack of 25 :: $5.50
9″ Compartmentalized Plate :: Pack of 25 :: $5.50
12″ Oval Platter :: Pack of 10 :: $4.50
Fork, Knife + Spoon :: 50 Sets :: $13.50

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Price: $4.00-$13.50
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Tom Dixon: Eco Ware Bowl Set (4)

I like the look and love the idea…

“The Eco Ware line is the result of experimenting with biodegradeable plastics made from compressed natural materials such as byproducts of coconut, rice and bamboo processing. Tom Dixon created this line of biodegradeable plates, bowls and cups dubbed Eco Ware . This elegant line of sustainable tableware is 85% bamboo bound with a water-soluble polymer.

Eco Ware is fine enough for formal occasions, tough enough for the outdoors, and robust enough for every-day use. The best part is that after a long functional life (5 years give or take), the Eco Ware objects can be recyled into plant pots or simply composted back to the earth.”

each bowl- 3.50″ height x 5.75″ width

(Special: $59.99 instead of $75.00)

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Price: $59.00
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Signe Beaker

Handmade handleless mugs that have nicely done text transfers of different coffees or teas. What’s not to like (or love, as the case may be)? Each mug is slightly different.

Designed by Karin Eriksson


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Price: $28.00
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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.

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Price: $40
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Ceramic Cheese Plate

Comes pre-indented with all your favorite cheeses.

Handmade in Italy. Each piece is signed and numbered.

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Price: $150
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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″

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Price: $87.00
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