Vivianna Flatware

This simple set of flatwear was designed with ergonomic features, including an easy to grasp dinner knife which stands on its edge, and the dinner and salad forks which are angled to fit the mouth.

In addition, the silverware has a great weight to so you don’t feel like you’re eating with plastic utensils.

Made in Denmark
Size: 5.75l – 8.75″l
8/8 stainless steel
Dishwasher safe

Purchase Information:

Price: $155.00
Availability: Buy Vivianna Flatware here

Fokus Collection by Maija Louekari

With just enough pattern to add some interest to the contrast, this collection is really eye-catching when mixed and matched with the Marrimekko mugs shown in the photograph.

“Maija Louekari dots your eyes with this lighthearted collection for your kitchen. Decorated in either red and white or black and white spotted patterns, she has coordinated both large and small trays, oven mitts, placemats, potholders, mugs, and aprons with her highly popular design.”

marimekko fokus tray black, wood veneer
h 16″ w 20″

marimekko fokus mug black, porcelain
h 4″

Purchase Information:

Price: $18.00
Availability: Buy Fokus Collection by Maija Louekari here

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Even condensation can be aesthetically pleasing…

“It basically turns the notion of annoying condensation rings on ist head, and make them something to look forward to. Every time you lift your glass a beautiful Cherry Blossom, the Sakura Flower appears and subtely changes its shape…This is an amazing quality glass, the base feels thick and heavy, yet the walls are nice and thin giving off a crisp chime when toasted. The cherry blossom is etched perfectly into the base, so it creates a beautiful and perfect shape each time the glass is lifted…”

Set of two glasses per box
each: 4.3″ (11 cm) x 2.9″ (7,2 cm).

Purchase Information:

Price: $60.00
Availability: Buy Sakurasaku here

Tea Brewer

As some parts of the country are experiencing an unusually late winter, perhaps a nice hot tea will warm the spirits.

Purchase Information:

Price: $98.00
Availability: Buy Tea Brewer here

Black Lace Cake Stand

How many cake stands could qualify as modern? This is not a rhetorical question, by the way, I really only know of this one.

“A contemporary interpretation of the traditional cake stand, this versatile glass piece has an intricate reverse lace pattern in black. Perfect for serving cakes and other confections, or as a display piece where the light filters through the pattern to create shadows on the surface below. Hand-wash only.”

Size: 4.25h x 11.75″diam

Purchase Information:

Price: $60.00
Availability: Buy Black Lace Cake Stand here

Circle Water Carafe

This is crazy looking (in a good way, not bad). It could be a nice wedding gift…

“A modern interpretation of a traditional Greek design used at weddings (the circle symbolizing the union), this carafe is fired in Portugal in the local hardwaring clay, and finished with a cork. Glossy white. Holds about a liter of water.”

Packaging: Gift box
Size: 8″h x 9″l

Purchase Information:

Price: $60.00
Availability: Buy Circle Water Carafe here

Faceted Tea Bowls

“These glazed stoneware tea bowls have faceted textures and come in different neutral matte colors. Generously sized, they are also suitable for serving soup, rice, and desserts. Dishwasher and microwave safe. Each cup holds 10 ounces. Set of four.”

Made in Japan

Size: 3.25h x 3.75″diam.

Purchase Information:

Price: $38.00
Availability: Buy Faceted Tea Bowls here

anna cup and saucer by anna maschmann

No doubt your guests will be surprised upon lifting this particular cup from its saucer. The unexpected detail makes this set stand out.

“designed by anna maschmann for pension für produkte in hamburg, the anna cup and saucer has wonderful lines and a unique placement feature. whether this statement is reminding you to use milk in your tea or coffee or simply a completely sensual surprise is up to the user.”

materials: bisque and glazed porcelain

cup Ø 2.1″ at base and 4.7″ at top, 3.1″ tall, holds approximately 10 ounces. saucer: Ø 6.2″

Purchase Information:

Price: $28.00
Availability: Buy anna cup and saucer by anna maschmann here

Tube Coffee Set

I love the look of matte ceramic.

“Designed by the boys at Vast Design in Greece, fired in Portugal where artisans have been producing hard-wearing ceramics from the local clay for hundreds of years, this set (coffee pot, milk jug and sugar) sits on a wooden base (indentations keep the pieces secure). Careful attention to details of form and proportion give the set a stylish retro/modern feel. Available in matte white or black”

Currently on backorder. sorry.

Purchase Information:

Price: $95.00
Availability: Buy Tube Coffee Set here

Esther Derkx Wine Glass

A non-traditional take on the usual wine glass shape…

“Varying slightly from the Esther Derkx norm, these wine glasses are new, not refurbished, but Derkx has still added her trademark humor in the form of designs screenprinted onto the glass. Each design varies slightly and we cannot guarantee which design you will receive.”

9.5″h x 3.5″w at base.

Purchase Information:

Price: $15.00
Availability: Buy Esther Derkx Wine Glass here

Fast Cup by Maxim Velcovsky

Finally, this is available for sale and delivery to the US. The Fast Cup, part of the tongue & cheek series by Maxim Velcovsky, experiments with a disposable form in the context of traditional manufacturing techniques.

Handblown in the Czech Republic.
Dia 6.5 x H.8.5cm.

Artecnica Transglass Large Cups

I can’t think of a better repurposing of wine bottles than these elegant frosted glass cups and matching carafe.

Purchase Information:

Price: $63.00
Availability: Buy Artecnica Transglass Large Cups here

Meret Flatware

I don’t usually go for gold, but I do have to admit this setting looks pretty luxe on a tabletop.

“Simple modern shapes in stainless steel are gilded with a durable matte gold finish.”

• 18/10 stainless steel
• Brushed finish with scratch-resistant PVD coating
• Dishwasher-safe
• Made in Italy

5-Piece Place Setting.

Purchase Information:

Price: $64.95
Availability: Buy Meret Flatware here

‘stem’ salt & pepper set

These look like they’d be pretty comfortable to hold in the palm of your hand, though I don’t know if that’s really a quality people look for in their salt & pepper shakers…

White, glossy glaze surface with removable rubber stoppers for easy refills. Made in France.

white limonges porcelain

3.5″ x 2.75″

designer: marcel marongiu

Purchase Information:

Price: $45
Availability: Buy ‘stem’ salt & pepper set here

16-pc plastic cutlery set

A modern take on 19th century Italian silverware. Dishwasher safe in temperatures of up to 250 degrees Farenheit.

Set includes four forks, four spoons, four knives and four dessert spoons.

Donata Paruccini,
Fabio Bortolani

Pandora Design, Italy


Purchase Information:

Price: $120.00
Availability: Buy 16-pc plastic cutlery set here