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Bowls Trays

Kaleido Trays

Yes, yes, and yes. This collection of powder-coated steel trays stack together for easy storage. Just how many places could you use them in? Kitchen, bathroom, office, anywhere where you need a little help organizing the bits and bobs associated with your daily life. And, if I may say so, the colors are excellent in their unexpectedness.

Purchase Information:

Price: $16.00 and up
Available from: A+R Store

Bias Tray

If you fall in love with all things angular, here’s a trapezoid tray that will tickle your fancy. While it was made to live on the accompanying Bias Large Ottoman, you might do better by mixing things up a bit and putting it on top of a credenza or dresser to corral smaller items. However, do keep in mind this is one large tray (32.25″ W X 22.5″ D), so it might only fit on a large ottoman if your other case goods tend towards the small size.

Purchase Information:

Price: $340.00
Available from: YLiving

Perimeter Trays

It’s not often that a tray will make you sit up and take notice, but this Perimeter Tray designed by by Dylan Davis and Jean Lee of Ladies and Gentlemen Studio has some of us wondering if we have an extra $200 to conjure out of our wallets. A removable marble plate is perfect for cheese, if you choose to use it in the kitchen/dining regions of your home. Choose between an aluminum (red + black) or brass (white + brass) frame.

Purchase Information:

Price: $195.00
Available from: Unison

Cork Tray

It’s a cork tray. You might think it’s a little ho-hum/boring, but I’d wager a guess it would be entirely useful when it comes to shuttling things back and forth from the kitchen to table (or sofa, if that’s your preferred spot). Cork is renewable and recyclable, as you know, but the main function here is that it would keep your cups of tea/biscuits/etc. from sliding around and making a mess. However, if you should spill, no worries, as it can be wiped clean with a wet cloth.

Purchase Information:

Price: $29.95
Available from: YLiving

Chinoiserie Tray

Spring fever is now spreading fast and furious, and this tray might just fit the bill for adding some visual greenery in your home. ร…ry has been manufacturing birch wood trays in Sweden for over 50 years, and with Michael Angove’s drawing as its decoration, it’s a winner for sure.

Purchase Information:

Price: ยฃ25.95
Availability: Buy Chinoiserie Tray here

Cross Tray Birch

Call me crazy, but I like the birch version of this tray so much more than the white. Thankfully, the tray is much less than the Cross and Crux blankets, so there’s hope of adding it to one’s home decor sooner rather than later. There’s also a smaller size (31 cm) for 250kr, which works out to be around $37.


Purchase Information:

Price: $~ 52.00
Available from: Pia Wallen

Grip-Tray Serving Tray

This tray is serious about keeping things right where you want. It features a high-grip surface of smooth rubber studs (top and underside) so that your plates, glasses, and cutlery all make it safely from the kitchen to table and back. Available in two sizes and four different colors.

Purchase Information:

Price: $20.00 - 25.00
Available from: Lumens

Appo Tray

This tray/bottle stopper is something to consider, as it gives empty (or half empty) bottles a purpose. There’s an especially nice option when using several different types of bottles with different heights, as it would give your table a useful centerpiece for hors d’oeuvres (aka appetizers) while saving space. Designed by Carlo Trevisani for Seletti, the Appo Tray is made from cork.


Purchase Information:

Price: โ‚ฌ49.95
Available from: I/OBJECT

Mango Wood Plate

Originally $39, this mango wood plate is on sale now for 40% off, which makes it even more affordable. Considering the size, it would make a great catch-all near the front door for mail, keys, etc. Plus, it’s always nice to have some natural elements scattered around a modern home; it keeps interiors from looking too stuffy and perfect.

Bowl measures approximately 11″ in diameter and 1.5″ tall.

Purchase Information:

Price: $23.50
Available from: Magpie & Rye

“Adjust-a-Bowl” Soft Cork Bowl

I have an aversion to fruit bowls, or rather, an aversion to styled fruit bowls; mainly I blame the first issue of Dwell and the manifesto found within. It planted a little seed of awareness, and ever since I’ve shied away from piling fruit up within a bowl, preferring to let it sit in disarray on my counter. I made a semi-conscious decision to let my home look lived in- not too perfect or too organized- and this tiny little decision was a sort of a symbolic flipping of ‘the bird’ (a la Flight Of the Conchords) to all those perfect shellacked photos that I wondered (and sometimes drooled) over in shelter magazines.

Purchase Information:

Price: $34.00- 48.00
Available from: Branch Home

Blow Bowls

The Blow Bowl is an interesting mix of textures and materials, combining mouth-blown glass with synthetic red or blue rope handles (comes with both). Designed by Alexis Georgacopoulos for ENO, Paris.

Materials: Blown glass, rope
High Dimensions: 8.6″ diameter x 9.8″ high
Low Dimensions: 13.7″ diameter x 3.1″ high


Purchase Information:

Price: $208.00
Availability: Buy Blow Bowls here

Concrete Bowls for BETONIU by Stephan Schulz

I came across the portfolio site of Stephan Schulz today and these concrete bowls made me do a double take.

They reflect the light just like polished natural stone, they feel comfortable and smooth cradled in your hands. The lips of the bowls โ€“ only a few millimeters thick โ€“ show that concrete is a material that can be used for the finest work, at the same time demonstrating where its limits lie; here, it has been taken to its limit.

Setting a minimalist accent, this set of four hand-made bowls presents an apparently everyday material in a new context. The bowls have a mobile quality; playing with the usual clichรฉ of the hard rigidity and weight of concrete; they can rock back and forth, while drawing their stability from the increasing wall thickness towards the base.


Purchase Information:

Price: €29.00 and up
Available from: Betoniu

Porcelain Trays at West Elm

I love this little porcelain tray from West Elm. I think this is the perfect place to put my phone, wallet and keys when I come home after work. It would also be a really cute place for jewelry or make-up or anything that needs a bit of organizing.

$16 for the big one, $6 for the little one. Currently they have free shipping. For $22 you can make out like a bandit and organize to your hearts content!

Purchase Information:

Price: $16.00
Available from: West Elm

Porcelain Vide poche

What is a ‘Vide poche’? It’s a valet tray for keeping your keys and coins and such (the literal translation is glove compartment, or according to this site, empty pocket). This collection from {far4} has some friendly illustrations that are bound to fit anywhere you need a little tray to catch your odds and ends.


Purchase Information:

Price: $60.00
Available from: {far4}

Funny Little Trays

Love these trays from Fishs Eddy. Perfect for keys, coins, notes, whatever. Could be a great gift for someone too…

Shown above:
Guest Check Tray, $7.95
Admit One Tray, $7.95


Purchase Information:

Price: $5.95 and up
Available from: Fishs Eddy