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Circle in a Rectangle Serving Board

With all the holiday get-togethers fast approaching, don’t find yourself short a good serving board.

Elegant in its simplicity, this beautiful serving piece combines the cool sophistication of hand-split slate with the polished warmth of Missouri Valley black walnut selectively harvested from managed forests. Handcrafted in Vermont. Slate not intended for use as a cutting board.

Measures 20″ x 10″ x 5/8″

$69.95, Buy it here.

Purchase Information:

Price: $69.95
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DESU DESIGN Masu Sushi Tray

This just might be the most elegant and modern sushi tray ever.

DESU DESIGN strives to make innovative products that blur the boundary between art and design. They are inspired by forms found in nature, the history of modern design, and the combined beauty of geometry and the machine. DESU DESIGN’s goal is to create pieces of lasting quality, retaining their beauty and functionality for generations — utilizing modern manufacturing methods with the skill of the human hand.

Masu provides an elegant yet modern way to serve sushi and sashimi. Its minimal platform presents the food while a seamless basin holds the sauce accompaniment.

Materials: White acrylic solid surface, a durable material commonly used in countertops
22 L x 6 W x .5 H

$110.00, Buy it here.

Also pictured lower right:

Lithos Bowl, $128.00, Buy it here.
Hug Bowl, $118.00, Buy it here.

Purchase Information:

Price: $110.00
Availability: Buy DESU DESIGN Masu Sushi Tray here

Nordic Rock: Stone Ice Cubes

I’d be afraid of forgetting and chomping down out of habit like real ice, but I guess you’d only do that once.

Nordic Rock is mined from ancient Swedish pollution-free base rock. It is the purest way of cooling your drink – literally ‘on the rocks’. Stone does not melt, which means no unclean water in your glass. They are also reusable making them very eco-friendly.
To use, simply place the stone ice cubes in the freezer for approximately one hour before use. For a normal glass, two or three Nordic Rocks will be fine. They give off their cold gradually and equally.
For maintenance, rinse your stones under clean water and store them in the leather pouch provided. They are then ready to serve you again any time to your fullest satisfaction.

Comes as a set of ten complete with leather storage pouch.
Buy it here.

Purchase Information:

Price: £15.99
Availability: Buy Nordic Rock: Stone Ice Cubes here

Pressure Sake Pitcher

This is a lovely sake pitcher with slight indentions for ease of use.

The simple idea behind the Pressure Sake Pitcher was to create a handle less pitcher. This is achieved by replacing the handle with two indentations that fit one’s hand when grasping this object. The resulting design solution takes a functional form. Pressure Sake Pitcher can be paired with the Nub Sake Cups.

Designed by: Masahiro Mori
Material: Porcelain
5.25 “H
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Purchase Information:

Price: $25.00
Availability: Buy Pressure Sake Pitcher here

Cake Plate (Fair Share)

Now you can tell the cake cutter exactly how much you’d like.

“With this plate the concept of measurement is explored in a way to create a connection between the person and the object. For instance, when cutting cake or cheese, nobody will complain about having the smallest slice. d27cm.”

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Purchase Information:

Price: $45.00
Availability: Buy Cake Plate (Fair Share) 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
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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.

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Price: $32
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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