Written by Katie on May 31, 2010. Permalink
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Your Design Guide to Home & Style.
Written by Katie on May 31, 2010. Permalink
Written by Katie on May 13, 2010. Permalink
I recently saw this in a shop nearby and was impressed with how the servers are integrated into the bowl. Made from melamine, this set would be perfect for all those casual summer dinners outside (or in).
White or green.
11″ dia x 5″ deep
Purchase Information:Price: $40.00
Written by Katie on March 26, 2010. Permalink
What appears at first as a vase is actually a stack of 4 unique bowls. Could be a handy thing to have for serving or storing snacks/food, or maybe even on your desk as a receptacle for office supplies. Totem is made by hand, so keep in mind that each one is “perfectly imperfect.”
designers: Constantin and Laurene Boym of Boym Partners for Purple South.
Dimensions: 16″h x 5″ dia.
Purchase Information:Price: $150.00
Written by Troy on March 17, 2010. Permalink
I was thinking maybe this food warmer is a chicer alternative to those tin pans and blue jelly candles, especially because this version by Seitz is porcelain and heated by tealights. I just wish it came in bigger sizes, but it’s dishwasher, microwave, and oven safe so I’ll cut my losses.
Rectangular dish: 8 x 13 x 2.5 inches
Warmer: 8.5 x 13.5 inches
A range of coordinating dishes and platters/lids available at Lekker Home.
Awarded with the Form 2001, the red dot award for good product design 2002, and nominated for the Design Award of the Federal Republic of Germany.
Purchase Information:Price: $128.00
Written by Katie on March 15, 2010. Permalink
TV dinner trays aren’t exactly known for their elegance, of course, but this tray might change that. Coated in a non-slip finish, it helps keep your plate and glass from sliding around, and it’s easy to stack and store. Available in white, black, and willow wood, it also has a distinct elevated appearance from your regular plastic tray variety, which might just help your TV-watching dinner experience be a bit more… well, civilized.
Designer: Ontwerpbureau 3.11
Manufacturer: Royal VKB
Purchase Information:Price: £27.00
Written by Katie on February 15, 2010. Permalink
Are you a serious turophile? Serious enough to drop 400 big ones on a knife set for either soft or hard cheeses, or both?
Set of soft cheese knives composed of: knife for hard cheeses and knife for semi-soft cheeses in steel 1.4119 mirror polished with handle in boxwood, spreader for soft cheeses in 18/10 stainless steel mirror polished.
Set of hard cheese knives composed of one knife for hard cheeses and knife for semi-hard cheeses in steel 1.4119 mirror polished with handle in boxwood, serving fork for hard cheeses in 18/10 stainless steel mirror polished
Purchase Information:Price: $400.00
Written by Katie on February 8, 2010. Permalink
This cheese board might just look like any ol’ tree slice, but it’s actually from amboyna trees in Thailand. Considering that the roots and branches from the tree would otherwise be burned, it’s nice to know that it can grace our tabletop instead.
-Hand sanded and finished with palm oil.
-Each one is unique and sizes vary slightly.
Material: Amboyna wood
Dimensions: 1″ h x 9″-11″ diameter
No longer available.
Written by Katie on February 4, 2010. Permalink
If you’ve ever run across room temperature shrimp or luke warm celery sticks, you’ll know how this chilled melamine tray could be put to good use. It has a removable cooling gel pad that you can chill in the freezer before using, which means all the cold foods will stay that way.
-set includes a melamine tray with subtle indentions for easy carrying, a removable cooling gel pad and a porcelain platter.
-Porcelain platter is microwave and dishwasher safe.
Jonas Bjerre-Poulsen, Kasper RĂ¸nn, 2009
Size: 1.25h x 14″diam.
No longer available.
Written by Katie on December 23, 2009. Permalink
Whether for you or someone on your gift list, these wooden utensils would be a nice set to add to a tabletop setting.
Handcarved from fallen Pennsylvania hardwoods, the sweeping, modernist lines are a perfect counterpoint to the minor variations from piece to piece that show the “hand” of the artisan. Set includes Jam Spoon, Chutney Fork and Spreader. Rinse and wipe down after each use.
6″ Long (Spoon), 6 7/8″ Long (Fork), 6 7/8″ Long (Spreader)
Purchase Information:Price: $50.00
Written by Katie on December 10, 2009. Permalink
Inscribed with the names of French cheeses in the geographic area where they are produced, this France-shaped board might be just the thing to get for your favorite turophile. (I had to look that word up, btw.)
set includes a Laguiole Cheese Knife with a stainless steel blade.
Purchase Information:Price: $55.99
Written by Katie on July 23, 2009. Permalink
Now, this is what I’m talking about, a simple improvement to a standard product makes it exceptional. Why have an ordinary breakfast tray when you can have this one with a built-in vase? (Note: breakfast in bed is a luxury with or without flowers, just want to make that absolutely clear. Also, if your answer to the previous question was ‘because it costs $100’…fair enough, fair enough.)
designer: Peter White
Size: 22″ x 15.5″
$92.00, Buy it here.
Purchase Information:Price: $92.00
Written by Katie on June 1, 2009. Permalink
Do you remember the Daily Aesthetics Collection posted a while ago? Well, in addition to the porcelain paper bags and milk cartons, there’s a gas tank as well. That’s right, a porcelain gas tank for your foodstuff storage needs.
Microwave and dishwasher safe.
$85.00, Buy it here.
Purchase Information:Price: $85.00
Written by Katie on May 5, 2009. Permalink
Written by Katie on April 15, 2009. Permalink
Holy moly, these are absolutely beautiful. I’m flabbergasted.
Designer: Aldo Bakker
Purchase Information:Price: $129.00
Written by Katie on April 13, 2009. Permalink
Looking more like something out of a science lab than what you would use to serve your guests, this ‘Table Tap’ makes the ordinary ol’ water jug seem a bit dull.
Inspired by inventions and scientific research, this object’s basic function has been put into a new context. Table tap also reminds us of a perfume atomiser, though now it functions as a small water pump at the table. Pouring a simple glass of water really is a fascinating experience.
Designer: Arnout Visser
17 dia. x 47 cm
€149.00, Buy it here.
Purchase Information:Price: &euro149.00