Tabletop Accessories

Castiglioni Splugen Bottle Opener

Never underestimate a good bottle opener; the same goes for a corkscrew. If you use it often, a well designed opener can make the experience of removing the lid of your beer or beverage even better, while using a poorly designed one can be quite irritating, and even dangerous (if and when inebriated). This bottle opener was originally designed in 1960 by Achille Castiglioni for the Splugen Brau bar project in Milan. Also, note that this is tagged in our gift guide, for your future reference.

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Price: $48.00
Available from: hivemodern.com

Teak Slice Wood Coaster Set

Chances are if you’re near a wooded lot and own a saw, you could make something similar to these coasters pretty easily. However, they probably wouldn’t be teak and you’d spend a few hours replicating 4 coasters that cost $12.

4.25″ approx diameter.
Set of 4.

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Price: $12.00
Available from: UMA

CLUSTER Coasters

If you have a need for coasters, at least make them decent to look at, for goodness sake. After all, we’re not barbarians, are we? You can leave them clustered together or break them apart for separate drinks. They, of course, can be rearranged like a puzzle for a trivet type of arrangement.

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Price: $21.00
Available from: Simbiotek Design Lab

CLUSTER coasters Geometric Series

Coasters might not be forefront in your design wants and needs, but these by simbiotekdesignlab on Etsy are worth bookmarking. Inspired by “triangulated arrangements” in geometric patterns, the coasters can be clustered together to make shapes (sort of like tangrams, maybe) or broken apart for smaller combinations.
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Price: $21.00
Available from: simbiotek design lab's etsy shop

Hive Honey Set

I’m a big fan of honey. A little bit in chai tea, on bread, with plain yogurt, etc… I go through a small jar so fast it’s silly. Now, I’m thinking this set from BioDidactic Designs might just outperform the plastic squeeze bottle that’s near its end, plus it’ll look a lot nicer on the counter or tabletop.

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Price: $99.00
Available from: BioDidactic Designs

Table Brush & Dustpan

Whether you have breadcrumbs on your table or eraser shavings on your desk, this brush and dustpan set will make short work of cleaning up. Made by the Iris Hantverk company (they employ visually impaired craftsmen in Sweden).

Small oiled beech wood dustpan and horsehair brush.

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Price: $64.00
Available from: Fitzu Society

Toast Trivets

These cork trivets are made to look just like toast, which is a cute thing for the breakfast table (unless you have really bad eyesight). Right now it looks like the ‘side order’ of 2 pieces is out of stock, but the ‘half loaf’ of 6 pieces is available.

Approximately 4″ x 4″ x 3/8″

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Price: $38.00
Available from: Twine

Mango Wood Bowls

These colorful bowls remind me a bit of Loyal Loot’s Log Bowls, except made in sustainably harvested mango trees. I can’t imagine any room or tabletop these would look bad in. Each measures 6” in diameter and are available in white, blue, or green.

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Price: £9.95
Availability: Buy Mango Wood Bowls here

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Landscape Napkin Ring by Patrica Urquiola

This pretty little napkin ring is “giving me”, as they say, Viktor & Rolf Spring Summer 2010. Both are at once: feminine, delicate, bold, and surreal. The inspiration behind Viktor & Rolf’s cut-out tulle creations? “With the credit crunch and everybody cutting back, we decided to cut [holes into] tulle ball gowns,” says Rolf. The inspiration behind Urquiola’s napkin ring? Maybe the rolling hills of her native Oviedo, Spain.

Manufacturer: Rosenthal, Germany
Material: Porcelain

[via goodnight cruel world]

Purchase Information:

Price: $95.00
Availability: Buy Landscape Napkin Ring by Patrica Urquiola here

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Bicycle Wheel Coasters by Ella Doran

For your cyclist friends (as long as they own a bike, they count)…

Materials: Compressed wood with a high gloss melamine finish
Dimensions: H9.5cm x D0.4cm

[via Cool Material]

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Price: $15.00
Availability: Buy Bicycle Wheel Coasters by Ella Doran here

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Names and Notes Napkin Rings

Personally, I think the Mustache Napkin Rings have a bit more flair to them, but these chalkboard(ish) rings are simple enough to grace a streamlined tabletop. Might be a fun gift for a someone that loves throwing dinner parties.

set of 4 wood napkin rings with black matte surface, white pencil and sponge included.

Purchase Information:

Price: $58.00
Availability: Buy Names and Notes Napkin Rings here

Trivet by Tom Stepp for Normann Copenhagen

One trivet to fit all sizes of pots and pans? Yes, please.

The trivet consists of a stainless steel frame and four movable nylon triangles. The four triangles can be converted into three different sizes to ensure that the trivet fits all of your pots and platters. A flexible everyday kitchen aid that´s both compact and easy to clean

Material: Stainless steel – heat safe nylon
Size: L 18 cm, W 18 cm.

Also available: £ 26.42

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Price: $19.50
Availability: Buy Trivet by Tom Stepp for Normann Copenhagen here

Psycho diagnostik Coasters

Oh, the fun to be had with these Rorschach coasters. They actually look sort of beautiful in a way…don’t you think? Or are they slightly disturbing for you, and if so, what does that say about each of our mental states…hmm.

Set of 10 coasters

Purchase Information:

Price: $14.50
Availability: Buy Psycho diagnostik Coasters here

Zucch Sugar Pourer

This might quickly become a favorite amongst you add-sugar-to-coffee types…I’d say it’s much more dignified (and possibly less wasteful) than those tiny paper packets every day.

Made of double-walled glass, this stylish sugar dispenser has a wide hole in the top for pouring and a hole with a rubber stopper in the bottom for refilling. Made by Alessi. Hand-wash only. Sugar not included.

Designed by Lisa Vincitorio, 2008.
Size: 3.75h x 3.25″diam., 4.5oz.

$50.00 ($45.00 Members), Buy it here.

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Price: $50.00
Availability: Buy Zucch Sugar Pourer here

Mustache Napkin Rings

Another addition to the ‘mustache‘ category, hurray!

Each ring is laser cut from clear acrylic and fused with a chalkboard mustache that doubles as a placecard!…

4-3/8″ x 3″ x 1/4″
Includes set of 4

$24.00, Buy it here.

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Price: $24.00
Availability: Buy Mustache Napkin Rings here

 
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