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

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

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

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.

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

‘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

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

L’Atelier du Vin Vin Jeune Wine Decanter

Don’t worry if you can’t pronounce the name correctly, all that really matters is that you appreciate the form and function. This particular decanter is preferable for young wines, and it arrives with a special pencil so you may label your decanter with the name of whatever wine you decide to enjoy.

9 in. dia. x 10 in. h

Purchase Information:

Price: $110.00
Availability: Buy L’Atelier du Vin Vin Jeune Wine Decanter here

(Sweater) Espresso Cups

These are definitely growing on me.

“New in Alyssa Ettinger’s knitware line are these petite cups imprinted by the cuffs of knit sweaters, one stockinette and one cable stitch. Super for a hit of espresso, a tealight or maybe a place for your jewelry or loose change. Available in unglazed white, glazed celery or glazed blue (matte glaze on the inside of all cups).”

Set of two.

Purchase Information:

Price: $50.00
Availability: Buy (Sweater) Espresso Cups here

City Plate – Los Angeles

The City Plate features four cities (Los Angeles, Shanghai, Cairo, and Berlin) chosen for their “sprawl” and depicted with a black background.

Key buildings are represented with red icons, while rivers and public spaces are shown in vivid blue and green.

Purchase Information:

Price: $48.00
Availability: Buy City Plate – Los Angeles here

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Twilight Carafe

Simple carafe with the lid that doubles as a glass.

Purchase Information:

Price: $14.95
Availability: Buy Twilight Carafe here

‘Party Time’ Wine Bottle Holder

This is certainly something different, and might be a novel way to define exactly which bottles are for the taking.

“Formed with an exclusive food-safe metal alloy. Each piece is sand casted and polished to a beautiful shine. Fits three bottles. ”

Measures 5″ x 13″ x 7″.

Purchase Information:

Price: $110.00
Availability: Buy ‘Party Time’ Wine Bottle Holder here