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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

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

Fruit Trough By Gus* Modern

I ran across this a while back displayed as intended, but never as a planter. Looks great either way, and I think it would be the top contender for ‘best affordable fruit container/basket available online’ if we had such a category.

Stainless steel construction

L30″ x W3.5″ x H3″

Purchase Information:

Price: $97.50
Availability: Buy Fruit Trough By Gus* Modern here

Aqua Serving Trays

You can never underestimate how handy trays can be- especially for carting around multiple items that would otherwise be incredibly awkward to carry all at once. And this one is bamboo, so it’s friendly as well as handy.

100% organically-grown bamboo, non-toxic water-based adhesive, natural lacquer (derived from the cashew nut tree), food-safe polyurethane.

16″ long x 6.25″ wide x 1″
20″ long x 12″ wide x 1.325″

Purchase Information:

Price: $23.00-$43.00
Availability: Buy Aqua Serving Trays here

Bread Bag

A simple bread bag to make a perfect addition to any modern kitchen or table top. Magnets around the top can keep the bag closed for warm rolls. Available in 4 color options.

Purchase Information:

Price: $32
Availability: Buy Bread Bag here

Lorea Bowl

It’s rare that we post a fruit bowl, but this one is well worth the space.

“Inspired by the art of origami, the Lorea fruit bowl is a simple design with great aesthetics. Three different finishes are available, each one contrasting elegantly with the fruit revealed between the folds of the wood.”

13.75″W x 12.25″L x 7″H

Purchase Information:

Price: $75
Availability: Buy Lorea Bowl here

La Corbeille Sugar Handle Set

This decorative addition to teatime is proof that even the smallest detail can be improved upon.

“Sometimes great design can change the way you look at objects themselves. These sugar handles transform a cup into a mug. Each box has a set of 16 handles and is sure to start a conversation next time you have friends over for tea or coffee.”

0.5″w x 2″h

Purchase Information:

Price: $18
Availability: Buy La Corbeille Sugar Handle Set here

Daily Aesthetics Collection

I love this stuff.

“Inspired by some of our favorite food containers, Lekker is pleased to introduce the “Daily Aesthetics” collection by Italian Design House Seletti. From popcorn bags to milk cartons, from plastic cups to canned anchovies, all products are made of porcelain or glass. Instead of throwing it away, you’ll use it again and again. Keeps the environment happy too.”

Imported from in Italy. Dishwasher safe.

Purchase Information:

Price: $10-$45
Availability: Buy Daily Aesthetics Collection here

Kotori Sake Serving Set

This set has such nice form; the handle of the pitcher lends a subtle modern feel. It would be an excellent housewarming/wedding gift…

“Like its namesake ‘kotori’ is Japanese for ‘small bird’ this sprightly porcelain sake pitcher stands watch over five small cups. The set, designed by Finland’s Tomi Pelkonen, rests on a thick oak serving tray. SFMOMA exclusive.”

Purchase Information:

Price: $195.00
Availability: Buy Kotori Sake Serving Set here

Legendary Pink Dot Teaset by Maxim Velcovsky

This is a repost because it’s just been picked up by a US retailer and now it’s slightly cheaper.

I love the quirky and intelligent design of Maxim Velcovsky.

A beautiful teaset with unusual pink dot details. It cosists of one Teapot, six Teacups and saucers, milk jug and sugar pot. Also available in multi-color dots.

Made in the Czech Republic.

Purchase Information:

Price: $429
Availability: Buy Legendary Pink Dot Teaset by Maxim Velcovsky here

Jorine Oosterhoff Mad Hatter Bowls

While you might not have the disposable income to afford these pieces, you might know someone that does, and that someone might be less grumpy during teatime if they owned one or two of these to hold their snacks.

“With experimental forms and avant-garde design, these progressive and playful pieces are sure to inspire an afternoon of tea and delectable goodies. As the designer herself describes, ‘My products become characters, like individual things that seem to live their own life. They have their own identity and personality. Sometimes they seem to come from a fairytale-world. Products making us feel like being in a different world.'”

Unglazed porcelain on the outside, glazed inside.

Purchase Information:

Price: $228.00
Availability: Buy Jorine Oosterhoff Mad Hatter Bowls here

Silver Plated Ice Cream Container

This probably qualifies as an unnecessary luxury item, but I am sure someone will genuinely appreciate this ice cream container (or, as some would affectionately call ‘koozie’).

Measures 4 inches tall and fits a standard, store-bought ice cream or sorbet pint container.

Purchase Information:

Price: $95.00
Availability: Buy Silver Plated Ice Cream Container here

Tall Wood Salad Bowl & Coral Servers

For those of us who enjoy making the presentation and serving of food an event – this pair of handmade lacquered wood salad tossers is just perfect. Durable and functional, they are also chic and sophisticated and the natural companion for the lacquered salad bowl. 13″ long.

Lacquered Salad Serving Set, $89.00
Bowl sold out.

Purchase Information:

Price: $89.00
Availability: Buy Tall Wood Salad Bowl & Coral Servers here

SUGAR LUMP by Kathleen Hills

If you’re someone who likes everything in it’s place, you may like Sugar Lump, which allows you to dispense exactly 9 sugar cubes.

Purchase Information:

Price: $34.00
Availability: Buy SUGAR LUMP by Kathleen Hills here

Cut + Serve Tray

This actually solves a problem that I have with my whole grape + brie + cracker scenario. First, it addresses that knife scraping on the plate sound when I cut the brie with the built in cutting board. Second, if offers a place to hide the knife whilst I’m not cutting. Thirdly, the separation of grape and crackers is a nice option too, it prevents the crackers from getting soggy.

Purchase Information:

Price: $140
Availability: Buy Cut + Serve Tray here