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Tabletop Accessories

Ico Bottle Opener

Do you need that bottle opened? Let me just grab this icosahedron from the table here so I can open it for you. That’s exactly what you’ll be saying if you choose to add this opener to your current display of interesting objects scattered about your home or office. Fort Standard partnered with OTHR to produce this 3D printed bronze beauty; each of the icosahedron’s 20 facets functions as a bottle opener.

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Price: $70.00
Available from: OTHR

Nusskubus Modern Nutcracker

Remember this? Also called the Cubist Nutcracker by some, this nutcracker by Adam and Harborth does the job in a straightforward way. Place a nut in an appropriately sized indention in the larger cube, take the other smooth cube and place it on top of the nut and then give it a good whack. Voilรก, the nut is cracked.

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Price: $39.99
Available from: Nova68

Chopstick Rest (set of 3)

Nothing spectacular here, just a set of three textured brass chopstick rests that look oh-so-perfect when nestled together in the small package. Could they be a good gift? Maybe. Or something to add to your utensil drawer? That’s more likely, especially if your chopsticks are feeling a little lonely. Designed by Masanori Oji in collaboration with one of Japans oldest metalware manufacturers, Futagami.

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Price: $32.93
Available from: Analogue Life

Core Bamboo Glass Honey Jar

This is for all the honey lovers out there. There’s a lot of ceramic honey jars out there, but it’s a little hard to find one that isn’t too Winnie the Pooh, if you know what I mean. This one from Core Bamboo has a handy lid/dipper to make for easy serving. When not in use, the lid keeps the jar sealed for freshness.

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Price: $14.95
Available from: Amazon

Miss Susan

Have a guess to what this is. Hint: it is not a plate, nor a pie chart showing wood consumption, and the title probably gives it away…

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Price: $175.00
Available from: MoMA Store

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
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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

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: ยฃ9.95
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

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

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

Stainless Steel Straws

Hmm, ‘drinking fun’? Not sure how much ‘fun’ these will add to your drinking, but they are kind of an interesting alternative to the plastic straw. I wonder how you’d clean them? Dishwasher? or maybe with those pipe cleaners in your craft drawer?

“Stainless steel is one of those rare, exceptionally functional and durable materials that manages to combine indestructibility with presentability…The stainless steel drinking straws come in a set of 4. These straws do not rust or tarnish and provide years of drinking fun.” –after5catalog

set of 4, $12.99, Buy it here.

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Price: $12.99
Available from: after5

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Iittala Trio Sugar and Cream Set

This is perhaps the simplest sugar and cream set ever (maybe)…

Trio – an elegant glass set for many purposes. Trio set continues the tradition of multifunctional, elegant Iittala design. Consisting of three stackable parts, all made for many purposes…a pitcher, a small bowl and a bigger bowl…it is classical glass design in its purest form: plain and light.

Dimension: pitcher 15 oz, bowl 10 oz, bowl 6.75 oz
Designer: Camilla Krop 2007

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Price: $68.00
Availability: Buy Iittala Trio Sugar and Cream Set here