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Bowls Trays

Fat Tray from Alessi

This tray will cut your trips to and from the dining room in half. It’s a bamboo wood container with a lid that also acts as a tray, meaning you can put dishes and such inside and have a second layer to stack food or drinks. A moveable separator inside keeps things organized.


Purchase Information:

Price: $146.00
Available from: Unica Home

Amelia Snail Dish

Apparently this polished stainless steel dish by Lluis Clotet is an homage to the characters from the novels of the Spanish poet Foix (of which a context is not so easy to find). Whatever the homage, there’s no doubt that this dish could be a functional art piece, though it would hurt to see it get scratches, wouldn’t it?

Dimension: 1.5 in. H x 7.25 in. Diam.
Designer: Lluis Clotet

Also available for £34.00 at Design Museum Shop.

Purchase Information:

Price: $80.00
Available from: Fitzsu

Neo’s Crocheted Rubber Bowls

Crocheted Rubber! Apparently they feel soft and silky, and given that they’re made from neoprine rubber, it’s an elegant contrast of traditional methods (i.e. crochet) with unexpected materials. They’d be excellent little bowls to hold all sorts of things given their strength and durability.

Available in Black, Gray or White.

Small, 7″x 7″x 4″(h): $48.00
Medium, 9″x 9″x 4.75″(h): $64.00
Large, 11.5″x 11.5″x 5.5″(h): $89.00
(Sizes nest together)

More pics: (more…)

Purchase Information:

Price: $48.00
Available from: Gretel Home

Slideshow: Cork Bowl Roundup

Instead of doing lots of little posts on each individual cork bowl I’ve come across, I’m going to do one big one covering the ones I’ve bookmarked so far.

Cammeo Collection Ceramic Containers

This ceramic container has certainly caught my eye. It’s got a great form, it’s colorful, and it juxtaposes two materials not commonly seen together; ceramic and rubber. Each jar comes with six different colored rubber bands. Sizes range from 95, 110, 150 mm.

Purchase Information:

Price: $47.00
Availability: Buy Cammeo Collection Ceramic Containers here

Box Gift

This is perfect for that person on your list who you have no idea what to get. It’s a box shaped like a gift. Done.

“Box Gift” memorializes the fleeting moment of gift-giving. Try as one might, this wrapping cannot be torn off and thrown away. Think of all the paper and ribbon that will be saved. Think of the joy that will come each time the recipient dusts. “Box Gift” is the gift that keeps on giving.

Designer: Harry Allen
Material: Resin and Marble
Dimensions: 4.5 x 4.75 x 4.5 inches

Purchase Information:

Price: $48.00
Availability: Buy Box Gift here

Concrete Heart

Darkly romantic, indeed. Imagine the possibilities of gifting this…so many things you could write to accompany a concrete heart. (a. concrete. heart. freaking amazing.)

A hand cast concrete heart which opens to reveal a hollow centre. Give someone a heart, fill it with a message of love or a ring of diamonds. A darkly romantic gift. Each heart is hand cast and may differ in colour and finish slightly.

designer: Tove Adman
dimensions: 7 x 13.5 x 8 cm
materials: concrete

Purchase Information:

Price: £39.00
Available from: Snow Home UK

Frank Gehry Rock Vase and Bowl

The highlight of the Gehry/Tiffany pairing (in my opinion*) are the bone china vases and bowls with their crumpled rock-like surfaces. Perhaps one of these would make a great housewarming/holiday gift for a Gehry aficionado?

Frank Gehry® Rock vase, large. 11.5″ high, $175.00, Buy it here.

Frank Gehry® Rock bowl, large, 9″ diameter, $150.00, Buy it here.
Also available, not shown: Frank Gehry® Rock dish ($125), small bowl ($100) and tumbler ($40).

*Sure, some of the jewelry is nice, but the ones that catch my eye either aren’t available or are waaay out of any price range that I am familiar with.

Purchase Information:

Price: $150.00
Availability: Buy Frank Gehry Rock Vase and Bowl here

FS bowl (Futuresystems)

I know what you’re thinking, such intricacy in a nylon bowl must mean Selective laser sintering, right? I thought so too. And might it reside in the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art, New York, did you say? Why, yes, it does. That’s why it costs just under $10 G’s. (A bargain, really, isn’t it?)

designer: Amanda Levete
materials: nylon (built through Selective Laser Sintering)
dimensions: 24.5″ x 12″, height: 2.5″

$9,950.00, Buy it here.

Purchase Information:

Price: $9,950.00
Availability: Buy FS bowl (Futuresystems) here

Artecnica Transglass Champagne Dish

Maybe whenever you drop your keys or miscellany into this recycled dish, it’ll have a celebratory ring to it.

Artecnica introduces the new tranSglass® Champagne Dish from its Design with Conscience® collection. Handcrafted from recycled champagne bottles in Guatemala, tranSglass® Champagne Dish is food safe and dishwasher friendly. Polished finish.

Designed by Tord Boontje & Emma Woffenden.
Length 11.75 “/ 29.8 CM Height 1.45 ” / 3.68 CM Width 3.45 ” / 8.76 CM

$50.00, Buy it here.

Purchase Information:

Price: $50.00
Availability: Buy Artecnica Transglass Champagne Dish here

Ceramic Pinch Bowl, Blooming Bulb Set

Maybe for Mother’s Day? If you need other ideas, check out our Gift Guide.

This Pinch Bowl Bulb Set by…Jonathan Adler includes a gorgeous ceramic pinch bowl and a bag of 15 Oxalis Triangularis (Purple Shamrocks!) bulbs which bloom in 8 weeks. Kit includes everything you need.

Size: 9″ wide x 5″ high; high fired stoneware; bulbs do not arrive in full bloom.

$95.50, Buy it here.

Purchase Information:

Price: $95.50
Availability: Buy Ceramic Pinch Bowl, Blooming Bulb Set here

Reclaimed Tire Boxes

Whoa, check out these boxes covered in old tires. Neat.

Stash your stuff in eco-friendly style with boxes covered in reclaimed rubber from old tires. Each is embossed with a unique geometric pattern – please allow for variation.

Dimensions: 7.5 x 4.5 x 3 H inches

$39.00 each, Buy it here.

Purchase Information:

Price: $39.00
Availability: Buy Reclaimed Tire Boxes here

Up in the Air Somewhere: New Items

I’ve posted some of Susan’s work before, but I have to say her new items are worth another post. I love how delicate the bowls appear…and those factory vessels (shown top left) would add a nice sculptural element to a desktop/tablescape.

factory vessels, $58.00-$62.00 each, Buy it here.
rubber-dipped cup, $32.00,
Buy it here.
pair of small paper bowls (peach fade), $28.00,
Buy it here.
gold paper bowls, $18.00-$34.00,
Buy it here.

Niche Centerpiece

Such an interesting piece with a really reasonable price tag…

niche can quite simply be considered a domestic sculpture. the composition of formally complex pieces results in a unique and sinuous dovetail effect. as soon as you see niche you want to take a piece in your hands so you can feel what to the eye appears to be an attractive, sinuous and velvety object. it can be a centerpiece made up of 5 pieces, each of which can be used as an individual receptacle for sweets or chocolates, or it can be used on a desk to hold office stationery and pens.

designed by Zaha Hadid
this item will be available by middle march
23.8″ x 11.8″ x 2.8″h

$168.00, Buy it here.

(thanks for the link Blaine!)

Purchase Information:

Price: $168.00
Availability: Buy Niche Centerpiece here

Ibride Trays (round 2)

Ibride keeps hammering out weirdly amusing trays that have some of us itching to clear some wall space (those of us that ‘collect things’).

As one can see in the collection of trays, which are not only sturdy and beautiful while in use but also become elegant wall décor statements. Through magical imagery and intricate lattice work, these items simultaneously create a modern and yet nostalgic feeling. Each tray is constructed to last using a century old technique. Created of high pressure laminate each of Ibride’s items are thoroughly functional and lifestyle enhancing at the same time.

Berenice Tray, 25″ L x 18 1/2″ W, $196.00, Buy it here.
Marthe and Madeleine Tray, 24″ L x 9 1/2″ W, $150.00,
Buy it here.
Marius and Martial Tray, 24″ L x 9 1/2″ W, Buy it here.