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Ash Glass Set And Carafe

Don’t be afraid of color; this glass set won’t hurt you (unless someone throws one at you). The drips of color are carefully blown directly into the glass, making each one slightly different and unique in gradation. Designer Kira A. Heuer created this set to bring awareness to our relationship with water (“Aesthetic Activism“) and to decrease the use of plastic bottled water by providing “chic and functional” glassware.
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Price: $210.00/set
Available from: Bib & Sola

All-In-One Bar Tool

Corkscrew, knife, and bottle opener all in one, it’s hard to argue with such efficiency. However, your traditional waiter’s friend might just need an update, or at least you’ll think so after checking out the elegant cylinder from Stotz-Design. Their updated version makes the tool more ergonomic, as it will rest comfortably in your hand, and much more visually appealing.
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Price: $28.00 -32.00
Available from: MoMA Store

Table Tiles Optic

Add a few stripes and you’ve got a 3D illusion. That’s sure to cause endless rearranging to get different patterns when these coasters are placed together for a table trivet. Two functions in one, plus a pattern play = fun! If you’d rather less stripes and more color blocks, then there’s the plain(er) Table Tiles for your consideration.
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Price: $18.00
Available from: Areaware

Push Coffee Maker by Muuto

Mette Duedahl’s Push Coffee Maker is made of a warm grey stoneware in a rounded shape, which seems a little friendlier to touch and hold than the normal glass carafes used in most households. You’ll find the plunger is made of steel, so no worries as to the durability of daily use, and the lid is clear plastic, allowing you to check the progress of the brew. Duedahl’s Coffee Mugs look to be excellent companions to the Push Coffee Maker; I’ll keep my eyes out for a North American retailer.
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Price: $166.00
Available from: A+R Store

Vino Cork Stopper

Why does your wine bottle need a hat? To be clear, it’s a stopper, not a hat, but you can call it what you wish. In the event you are unable to finish a whole bottle of wine in one sitting, this Vino Cork Stopper will save it for later enjoyment. And, it has a trick up its sleeve- turn it over and it may be used as a bottle holder. Two in one!
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Price: $12.00
Available from: Luminaire

DORO Grill Fork, Set of 2

Is January too cold for gathering around a fire for some S’mores? Some of us think not, and will shortly add this set of 2 DORO Grill Forks to our carts. Simply thread a stick through the holes of the fork to keep it in place, and you have a sturdy fork for vegetables, sausages, or marshmallows, take your pick.
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Price: $19.50
Available from: Cooper-Hewitt Shop

Lissoni Salt and Pepper

Should you need an option for no-fuss salt and pepper grinders, consider Piero Lissoni’s pair. Subtle and functional, they’re a smaller scale version of traditional grinders, making them the right size for tabletop use. They’re easy to hold in the palm, and also easy on the wrist thanks to the grinding mechanism at the top. Each fills from the bottom, with a coin to unlock the barrel.
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Price: $45.00
Available from: DWR

Cage and Truss Bottle Openers

Why are bottle openers good gifts? Well, everyone runs into a bottle that needs to be opened, especially around the holidays. Plus, these Cage and Truss Bottle Openers are pleasantly hefty and nicely architectural, so they may be left out and admired rather than stuffed away in some drawer.
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Price: $30.00
Available from: A+R Store

Normann Copenhagen Basic Bronze Bar Tools

What do you get your favorite wino oenophile? These Bronze Wine Tools from Normann Copenhagen, that’s what. However, if they’re a true oenophile, they probably already have a preferred opener/set, so they’ll most likely say, ‘oh, that’s so nice of you, but I already have a preferred opener, so please, do keep it for your own use…’ and then you’ll have to pretend to be embarrassed instead of particularly pleased to upgrade your own bar tools to something so streamlined and functional. Win/win, right?
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Price: $16.00 - 21.00
Available from: TRNK

Pinson Carafe

This carafe by designer Céline Frébault (in collaboration with the Sentou gallery) incorporates a rather odd beaker-like handle, which fills when the carafe is full. As far as carafes go, it’s definitely got a high end (semi-mad-scientist?) look… any guesses as to the price? Is it $50, $100, $200?
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Price: $100.00
Available from: Luminaire

Snowe Drink Essentials Set

Bargain glassware has one thing going for it: bargain pricing. But it’s not such a bargain if the glassware breaks after a couple of uses, right? Here’s a drinkware set that’s durable, elegant, and rather affordable. A set of four glasses are paired with a tall carafe; all are made in Italy of lead-free crystallized glass that is both ultra-clear and break resistant. Quality and beauty combined? Yes, please. This might be an excellent gift, by the way- you may want to bookmark it for a nice housewarming or holiday gift option.
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Price: $75.00
Available from: Snowe

Soma Black Pitcher

Soma has just released a limited edition Pitcher in black, and doesn’t it look nice? Just like the carafe, the lid features a pour-through lid that automatically opens when you add water. The all-natural filters are biodegradable, and you can choose to have them delivered every 2 months for $12.99 each, with free shipping. Oh, and if you want to feel better about yourself, know that every purchase includes a $15 donation to global water projects.
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Price: $49.00
Available from: Soma

Nambu Cast Iron Tea Pot

Designed by Makoto Koizumi, the Nambu Cast Iron Tea Pot is made using traditional craftsmanship in the Iwate Prefecture of Japan. That craftsmanship goes back to the middle of the 17th century, so rest assured that this kettle will last for generations, and look exceptionally good while providing your daily cup or pot of tea. And, should you need an extra skillet or pan, have a look at the other Nambu pieces.
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Price: $350.00
Available from: Gessato

Grid and Rain Table Linens by Sylvain Willenz

Need I remind you that Thanksgiving is right around the corner? I know, I know, there’s too much to think about, and you just don’t have the space in your brain to consider how your dining table will look. After all, who cares about food presentation and the overall aesthetics of your home? Oh, wait, you care. Darn it.

So, take a look at the collection of table linens from Hem. You can basically close your eyes, point at any pattern, add to cart, and voilà! Your table will look fantastic, as the patterns are modern and simple and will set off your food fabulously. Plus, they’re not holiday-centric, so you can use them year round.
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Price: $25.00 -49.00
Available from: Hem

Geo Thermos

Hello Geo. Nice sharp edges sure set this guy apart from the usual thermos. And the colors (!), that geometric shape, the semi-retro design… who would have thought that a thermos could draw such an admiring audience? The Geo thermos holds one liter and comes in the colors purple, grey, black, white, red and turquoise.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $90.00
Available from: Danish Design Store