Tabletop

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

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

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

Sculptural China Serving Pieces

A bit pricy, but nice to look at. These sculptural China serving pieces are made in England and have gentle curves and shapes that abberate from the regular ho-hum.

Purchase Information:

Price: $52-$170
Availability: Buy Sculptural China Serving Pieces here

Devo glasses

These have a great shape and would be perfect for the bar or your morning oj.

“Delightfully different barware combines ethereal, thin walls with a boldly inverted design. The resulting modern sophistication is perfect for today’s home bar. “

Purchase Information:

Price: $6.95
Availability: Buy Devo glasses here

Dripless Wine Pourer

Imagine how tidy tables would be if everyone who served wine had one of these.

“Waste not a drop with this patented dripless wine pourer, cleverly designed to prevent spills and dribbles onto tables and linens. Double lip catches every drop and returns it to the bottle, providing the perfect pour. Fits all sizes of wine bottles.”

Purchase Information:

Price: $2.95
Availability: Buy Dripless Wine Pourer here

Bjorn Dahlstrom: HotCool 3 Piece Set

Anyone who knows me knows that I love to eat. So any product that is designed to help me enjoy the consumption process has won my heart already.

“HotCool is an innovative serving concept that makes drinking hot drinks a luxurious taste experience. HotCool keeps hot drinks hot – like mulled wine and specialty coffees – and cold drinks cold – for instance, smoothies and iced tea.. An essential part of the HotCool range is the tray which is handy for carrying cakes or small savoury snacks.”

Presented in gift box.

Material: Glass & Plastic.
Dimensions Latte Cup: 5.25″ high
Volume: 13.5 oz.

Purchase Information:

Price: $40.00
Availability: Buy Bjorn Dahlstrom: HotCool 3 Piece Set here

chemical tea

Geez. Why don’t more people drink tea out of teacups? I think this teacup is my favorite thing for the day, and maybe if I bought it, it’d be my favorite thing everyday.

height: 5.2 cm.
diameter: 9.5 cm.

material: porcelain

Purchase Information:

Price: $9.95
Availability: Buy chemical tea here

Cylinda Line Sugar & Creamer Set

Arne Jacobsen, 1967. What more do you need to know?

“Featuring a brushed stainless steel covered sugar bowl and open creamer with integrated pouring spout, this pair is not only elegant… simply stated, coffee tastes “better” when you add sugar and cream from this piece.”

creamer measures 2″ diameter x 3.75″ height; sugar measures 3″ diameter x 2.25″ height

Purchase Information:

Price: $121.00
Availability: Buy Cylinda Line Sugar & Creamer Set here

Abra Cadabra Collection

Have your dishes won any awards lately? These have*. And I can see why.

Microwave and dishwasher safe. Made in Germany.

*Awarded with the Baden-Württemberg International Design Award 2003, the Form 2003, Design Plus 2003, the Good Design Award 2002 Japan, the Good Design Award 2001, a recognition within the Thuringian Product Design Award 2001 competition and the reddot award 2001. Nominated for the Federal Design Award 2002.

Purchase Information:

Price: $8.00
Availability: Buy Abra Cadabra Collection here

Normann CRYSTAL Carafe with 5 plastic cups

Plastic and crystal, two very different materials combined to make a winning combination (in this particular instance). I like the colors of the plastic cups too.

“A sculpted, transparent glass carafe complete with cups in colored plastic. The unexpected contrast between color and materials creates a dynamic between the cool and warm materials and the rigid lines and soft shapes.

(by Marcel Wanders, 2005)

Glass and plastic. Approx. 1 ltr.

Purchase Information:

Price: $50.00
Availability: Buy Normann CRYSTAL Carafe with 5 plastic cups here

Bob’s Your Uncle Wine-Tasting Coaster Pad

Oh, I like these so much. If you’ve ever heard someone wax poetic about wine, especially when you don’t know much about it other than it tastes kinda good, then you’ll appreciate these coasters.

Pad of disposable paper coasters featuring made-up wine tasting quotes.
48 coasters, 4 each of 12 designs in a tear-off pad.

Purchase Information:

Price: $8.00
Availability: Buy Bob’s Your Uncle Wine-Tasting Coaster Pad here