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Crystal Barware by Ted Muehling

These are absolutely lovely, no doubt about it, but man, you’d think they’d almost be too precious to use.

“Inspired by the whimsical sensibilities of warm weather and the fantastical nature of soaring butterflies, this delicate, lead-free Austrian crystal collection is an absolute treasure.”

Butterfly Decanter and Stopper, $600.00
One Butterfly Balloon Glass, $210.00
Two Butterfly Balloon Glass, $340.00
Three Butterfly Balloon Glass, $465.00
Three Butterfly Tumbler, $330.00

Purchase Information:

Price: $210.00
Availability: Buy Crystal Barware by Ted Muehling here

Adónde Stoneware

This stoneware collection seems to balance a modern aesthetic with a natural sensibility. The plates can double as lids for bowls, serving bowls are oven-safe casseroles, and (my favorite) the cups have a lid that’s perfect for holding a tea bag or small snack.

“Combining versatility, smart design and good stewardship of the earth’s resources, the stoneware assortment comprises several differently sized “cylinders.” Although each cylinder size has been given a name, that doesn’t need to dictate its use. The stoneware’s enamel is hand-applied and made entirely from all-natural minerals. The coordinating utensil set has a pared-down aesthetic and is crafted from sustainable wood from well-managed forests. Stoneware is dishwasher, oven and microwave safe. Made in France.”

crafted from natural stoneware and mineral enamel.

Cup, $15.00
Cup Lid/Tea Bag Holder, $15.00
Olive Bowl, $15.00
Salad Plate, $25.00
Salad Serving Bowl, $65.00
Dinner Plate, $35.00
Bowl, $25.00
Serving Bowl, $70.00
Appetizer Picks (Set of 6), $25.00
Adónde Dessert Spoons (Set of 4), $25.00
Adónde Tongs (Set of 2), $20.00 – $30.00

Purchase Information:

Price: $15.00-$70.00
Availability: Buy Adónde Stoneware here

Radiator Mug

Pretty smart interpretation for keeping your beverages hot and your hand comfortable…

“the radiator mug designed by stephen reed is a refreshing departure from the traditional handle-style mug. instead of relying on that handle to allow you to hold a hot beverage, the radiator’s stylish and functional fins do the trick, providing just enough contact to keep your hand warm. the radiator mug is a must-have for those who appreciate its industrial style, or those who simply prefer that their everyday objects possess a little more flair.”

4.1″h x 3.5″ diameter

Purchase Information:

Price: $24.00
Availability: Buy Radiator Mug here

THOUT UtiliTILE: Forked Up

Thinking outside of the box, UtiliTILE has designed a creative solution to utensil storage. It’s halfway between a useful fixture and an art piece, which leads me to think it’s well worth some consideration.

“UtiliTILE: Dining is a series of simple-to-mount yet elegant lacquered wall tiles, each providing a specific storage function for the dining room. Have a buffet without having a table… A useful tile for storing your utensils in a fun and space saving way, as if hurled into the wall by a knife thrower. Setting the table is as easy as pulling out as many utensils as you need. Magnets ensure that the system works smoothly.”

Materials: Baltic birch ply, lacquer.

24 W 24 H 1.25 D

Purchase Information:

Price: $300.00
Availability: Buy THOUT UtiliTILE: Forked Up here

Shattered Teapot & Tea Cup

Teatime, anyone? Add some edginess to the tradition with this ‘Shattered’ tea collection.

Fine bone china.

Shattered Tea Cup and Saucer, $23.00, Buy it here.

Shattered Teapot, $60.00,
Buy it here.

Purchase Information:

Price: $23.00-$60.00
Availability: Buy Shattered Teapot & Tea Cup here

“I Am Not A Paper Cup” Ceramic Cup

I’d seen this talked about, but it’s not until now that I’ve seen it actually available for purchase (‘purchase’ in the sense of able to order it- it’s out of stock until mid May, but you can preorder now to make sure your name’s down when they’re back in).

Double-walled porcelain cup with silicone top.
Dishwasher safe.

Size: 3.5″ x 6″

Purchase Information:

Price: $20.00
Availability: Buy “I Am Not A Paper Cup” Ceramic Cup here

Ceramic Cups by Sarah Cihat

I posted Sarah Cihat’s Rehabilitated Dishware oh-so-long ago, and was pleased to find some of her new(ish) handmade cups.

Handmade cups with floral art.

3″ high by 3″ dia

Purchase Information:

Price: $70
Availability: Buy Ceramic Cups by Sarah Cihat here

Mix and Match Plates

There’s a little sale over at UO where you can get 4 plates for $18. Mix and Match and spice up your dinner!

Purchase Information:

Price: $18
Availability: Buy Mix and Match Plates here

World Dinner Maps

Introduce some practical visual aids to your daily meal or dinner party with these paper placemats.

Pad of 50 paper placemats featuring detailed maps of four cities; Paris, London, Toyko, and New York.

16.5″ W x 11.5″ D

Purchase Information:

Price: $30.00
Availability: Buy World Dinner Maps here

“Seconds” Plates

Jason Miller now has a set of dinner plates (four on left) and dessert plates (four on right, not shown to scale) to continue with his “Seconds” series. While I liked the
tea sets, I absolutely love the plates. Well done.

‘Products that are “seconds” are products that are not quite right. Jason Miller’s Seconds series challenges the rules that surround modern day consumer items. Who says the decoration has to be in the center? Who says a whole bird is better than half a bird? Made through conventional methods of mass production, the decals on Jason Miller’s tableware are intentionally applied “incorrectly.”‘

Each set of four contains 4 unique patterns.

Dinner Plates, set of four, $120.00, Buy it here.

Dessert Plates, set of four, $80.00, Buy it here.

Available August 1, 2008

Purchase Information:

Price: $120.00
Availability: Buy “Seconds” Plates here

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These placemats look too intricate to be disposable, but surprise, they are. Choose from three pop-up graphics to make your next dinner party a little more proper.

Made of 100% recycled paper (30% postconsumer fiber and 70% preconsumer wastepaper).
Set of 10 PopMats; Size 19″x13″.

Purchase Information:

Price: $24.75
Availability: Buy PopMats here

Opulent Boat Plate Set

I’d categorize these plates as more art than tabletop gear, but I’m sure they’d do either job just as well.

“These heavy porcelain plates are part of the Surface 2 line by a French company called Domestic. Domestic works with well-known designers and graphic artists to produce beautiful designs for the home. Each set includes two different designs by one artist. Opulant Boat features sumptuous linework by artist and musician Dylan Martorell.”

10.5″ diam

Purchase Information:

Price: $88.00
Availability: Buy Opulent Boat Plate Set here

Coe & Waito Porcelain Spoons

These aren’t necessarily something you’d buy to complete your table setting, but I think they would be perfect as gift or to make the tea or coffee ritual a little more special.

Bisque porcelain

Small 4″l, Medium 4.5″l, Long 6.5″l.

Purchase Information:

Price: $34.00-$38.00
Availability: Buy Coe & Waito Porcelain Spoons here

Keyaki Wood Tea Cups

I wonder how well wood conducts heat? I’m tempted to buy these; they look so comfortable to hold, plus, they seem more natural than the ceramic mugs we’re all used to.

“Keyaki wood is a Japanese elm and has been much prized for centuries by Japanese woodworkers for the dramatic and beautiful grain. Each teacup is carved from a single block of wood and has a unique pattern. They are light and wonderful to hold in the hand. Set of 4.”

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Purchase Information:

Price: $40.00
Availability: Buy Keyaki Wood Tea Cups here

Delica Trays

Take a look- these might be just the thing to simplify your breakfast, lunch or dinner. It seems like the one shown could easily take the place of a placemat, eliminating the need for laundry as well as multiple trips to the dining table.

“A series of trays by Zoocreative that will add a lot of comfort (not to mention style) to your dining experience. The Table and Small trays are cleverly designed to rest your arms in the grooves as you sit down to dinner in perfect comfort. Use the Coffee tray to carry food or utensils to the table… or use it as a lovely centerpiece, filled with fruit.”

Available in three different finishes and three different models:
Serving tray – right & left cutouts: 18.5″W x 15.5″L, $79.00
Coffee tray – raised side handles: 18.5″W x 15.5″L, $79.00
Small tray – one cutout: 13.75″W x 11.75″L, $67.00

Purchase Information:

Price: $67.00-$79.00
Availability: Buy Delica Trays here