Set of Four Espresso Cups
Danish architect Arne Jacobsen left his legacy behind in structures large (such as the SAS Royal Hotel) and small (his Ant, Egg and Swan chairs), but he went even smaller when he created original typography for Aarhus City Hall in 1937. Danish company...
Design student Blair Moore started Stitch to help fund her senior design thesis at Parsons. She makes all of her products by hand in her tiny NYC apartment, including the crisp, striped linen Dinner Napkins, which come in a set of four.
Kustaa Saksi for Marimekko Spring 2015
Few brands garner instant recognition with just a glance at a single pattern, but Marimekko is surely one of them. The beloved Finnish label—first made popular in the US in the swinging '60s—is a longtime favorite for their bright yet tasteful home...
The Ripple Series from Haand Ceramics
If you're on a search for high-quality wares to set the table with that are minimalist enough to match any mood and decor but are unusual enough to be memorable, look no further than Haand Ceramics. Founded in 2012 by childhood friends (now business...
Walter Battiss Ceramics
Greatly inspired by archaeology and rock art, the late South African artist Walter Battiss beautifully fused indigenous stone markings with abstract painterly concepts to become one of the country's premier painters. Battiss was dubbed "the Bushman...
While simple off-white ceramic dinnerware is our go-to for setting the table—sometimes a pop of color in the dining room is just the ticket. San Antonio native Susan Rodriguez has been working as a ceramicist for over 20 years, after graduating...
ABC Holiday Brunch Table
Sponsored content: 'Tis the season to be entertaining. Once you've found the perfect recipe for your upcoming holiday brunch, we've got everything else covered—from what to drink to what to drink it in—to ensure that it will be a meal to remember...
Inspired by Alchemy
by Stefano Caggiano Design is all about making things more than they are initially—more efficient, more beautiful, more meaningful. In their work in improving reality, designers take care of all dimensions, from the functional, material ones to...
Utilizing age-old production methods and materials, design and architecture house VW+BS inject contemporary aesthetics into timeless pieces. The forthcoming Silt Collection uses the ancient Chinese material purple clay, renowned for its absorbent and...
Interview: Minna Kemell-Kutvonen and Sami Ruotsalainen
As the Helsinki-based brand gears up to celebrate the 50th anniversary of its iconic Unikko (poppy) print, Marimekko is still very much the prolific and relevant design house that it was when it was founded by Viljo and Armi Ratiain in 1951. The...
The Modern Picnic
When the weather complies, a picnic represents near ultimate sensory satisfaction. Snacking and sipping, mingling with the beauty of the great outdoors, and basking in the warm seasonal glow—the tradition has all the romance of camping without...
Experimental design duo Federica Castagno and Sara Petrucci of Acquacalda presented their stunning new collection Fisica Applicata at the Temporary Museum of New Design during Milan's recent Design Week. Inspired by the study of applied physics...
Eva Zeisel at Room & Board
In 1999, James Klein and David Reid of ceramics design firm KleinReid approached living legend Eva Zeisel about a possible collaboration. The fruits of their labor—limited edition archival prints and vases—now sell from Room & Board...
Laura Zindel Ceramics
Drawn with careful, scientific precision, Laura Zindel's insect imagery adds a creepy Victorian-era touch to her expertly-crafted ceramics. The highly detailed, all-black renderings of spiders on dinner plates and scarab beetle on saucers show her...
Mormor Tableware by Gry Fager
An intelligent riff on kitchen textiles, Gry Fager's Mormor collection of tableware for Normann Copenhagen combines modern form and traditional pattern with the most gratifying results. Mormor's distinct patterns—a graphic interpretation...
Alessi Fall/Winter 2009
During last week's New York International Gift Fair Alessi debuted roughly 200 new products and expanded families across the company's three brand divisions. Choosing favorites isn't easy, but check out a few selects below. Gabriele Chiave...
Landscape Tableware: Patricia Urquiola for Rosenthal
The Spanish designer Patricia Urquiola has been taking the design world by storm in recent years. With a host of furniture and lighting products created for the likes of Moroso, B&B Italia, and Foscarini, it was only a matter of time before she...
Hidebumi Yamaguchi: IMAnoWa
With all the press and buyers swarming around Milan's Salone del Mobile, I was so happy to wander into a seemingly inauspicious exhibition called "Shapes of Japanese Style." The group show was tucked into the gallery's basement...
Limited Edition Alessi Wire Baskets from MoMA
Alessi's classic wire basket has graced the counters and tables of the terminally chic since its debut in 1951. At MoMA's request Alessi has developed a slight variation of these baskets, coating the stainless steel in brightly colored epoxy...
Three New MoMA Store Additions
The Museum of Modern Art's popular design store added some clever new items recently, all of which aimed to help you further personalize your personal space. The Exhibit Your Art Pad (pictured at right) is a stack of sticky note pages that feature...
A sad fate awaits cracked china. With no real value on the secondhand market, most is relegated to the garbage. That is, unless Brazilian/Israeli designer Joana Meroz gets a hold of it. Based in the Netherlands, Meroz reclaims broken cups and dishes...
AZEdesign Messy Tablecloth
A response to the dying tradition of home-cooked meals, Polish firm AZEdesign's Messy Tablecloth embraces the drips, spills and general lack of orderliness that's naturally a part of sitting down to eat. By outlining the disarray on the fabric...
Ineke Hans Bowls
If you're anything like me, eating breakfast doesn't stop you checking your email, answering your phone, and changing the T.V. channel all at the same time. These multi-task enabling soup/cereal bowls by Dutch designer Ineke Hans are ideal...