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Taking your tonic has never tasted so good.  Noble Handcrafted has created artisan products (called tonics) that are perhaps better for your taste buds than your health.  The collection includes maple syrups and vinegars made in small batches with ingredients from boutique producers and sustainable farms. On the sweet side,…
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August 23, 2012 | Coveted, Tabletop

Adding a little “delight” to afternoon tea, we adore this cheeky collection of porcelain tea cups, saucers, spoons and tea pots that have been adorned with hand painted drawings of nude girls by Dutch artist Esther Horchner.  Her girls are found on the interiors of the cups and appear to…
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July 30, 2012 | Coveted, Gifts + Registry

With names like Tainted Love, Crushed, Excess and Bittersweet this collection of fragrances, handcream, soap and lip balm by Tokyo Milk make unique gifts for those that appreciate cutting edge graphic design and curious scent combinations. Some of our most coveted from the Dark Collection are the gift set items…
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June 4, 2012 | Coveted, Games + Activities

In our dreams we would have a gorgeous English garden filled with blooming roses and peonies in all shades of pink, a rolling green lawn and manicured shrubs.  And, our gardening tools would be from Hermes of course.  We are coveting their three-piece gardening set ($345), “Quadrille Jardin,” that comes…
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March 12, 2012 | Coveted, Gifts + Registry

An everyday kitchen tool has been reimagined with a sleek, masculine all black finish.  Pure Black Knives, a special series for Stelton by Denmark-based design duo HolmbäckNordentoft, are elegant yet bold – perfect for any serious gourmand who likes to have a little flair in the kitchen. Made from one…
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February 13, 2012 | Coveted, Food + Drink

For Valentine’s Day, we are loving this box of sweet lips and chocolate hearts by Co Co. Sala, a chocolate lounge and boutique in Washington, DC.  The box of 12 handcrafted, artisanal chocolates ($45) comes with a selection of pomegranate chocolate lips, rose white chocolate lips and praline crunch hearts….
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January 13, 2012 | Coveted, Kids + Babies, Tabletop

Make dessert a little bit sweeter with these adorable hand painted wooden spoons by Shop Sweet Lulu.  The demitasse-sized spoons measure 4.5 inches long and come in three patterns – Bright Stripes, Bright Chevrons and Confetti Dot.  Each package retails for $8.00 and comes with 20 one-time-use spoons that would…
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December 15, 2011 | Coveted, Food + Drink

Chocolatier Katrina Markoff is known for her exotic truffles that take us around the world through her handpicked spices, flowers, nuts and flavors. Now the founder of Vosges Haut-Chocolat is bringing us home for the holidays with her new box of seasonal truffles. With flavors such as Marrone Pistachio (Italian…
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August 9, 2011 | Coveted, Tabletop

Think of them as couture tailors for your tabletop.  Made on special order by a team of artisans, Leontine Linens creates tableclothes, runners, placemats, guest towels, dinner and cocktail napkins from the finest quality linens. Nothing is kept in stock because everything is custom made to a client’s specifications from…
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July 11, 2011 | Coveted, Tabletop

Votive candles are to event planners what throw pillows are to interior designers – accent pieces that can complete a look and create some ambiance. These glass votives are brightly hued with bold patterns inspired by Asian and European motifs.  Each set of six candles features a variety of prints…
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May 18, 2011 | Coveted, Tabletop

Colorful, contemporary and filled with Eastern promise, British designer Jasper Conran has created a new collection of tea cups, coffee cups, serving bowls and dessert plates for Wedgewood called Kilim.  The designer was inspired by the intricate geometric symbols, vibrant hues and tribal motifs found in prized kilim carpets. The…
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March 14, 2011 | Coveted

We weren’t born just today. There have been masters before us.  Words by Philippe Starck to explain his latest design, a new product called the Masters Chair, which might be considered a furniture mash-up of three of modern design’s most iconic chairs:  Arne Jacobsen’s Series 7 Chair; Eero Saarinen’s Tulip…
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