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November 30, 2012 | Eco-Chic Entertaining, Tabletop

Your kitchen could use a little whimsy.  These tea towels by graphic designer, Leah Duncan, are charming and fun enough to add some color to your everyday routine.  Made from organic fair trade cotton, the tea towels feature a hand-drawn pattern of triangles in pink, dark yellow, chartreuse and black.  …
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October 8, 2012 | Bright Idea, Tabletop

For those that like to entertain, the tabletop becomes a kind of blank canvas for all types of artistic food presentation and elements of decor.  These geometric Kaleido Trays, that come in 5 different sizes and a range of delicious colors, would inspire endless creative configurations and combinations. Designed by…
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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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Red, white and blue…the traditional colors of the Fourth of July can brighten up any holiday party.  Instead of an overload of cheap disposables filled with stars and stripes, we like to incorporate this patriotic palette into our event design with a few select items that are beautiful and functional….
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Think of them as functional yet fancy accessories for your cocktail hour. These coasters by Sesame Letterpress come in a variety of bright geometric patterns (zig zags, polka dots, leaves)  or chic animal prints (dog, fox, owl, lobster) to dress up your party.  Printed one at a time on a…
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April 11, 2012 | First Look, Tabletop

Summer entertaining at Heath Ceramics is all about bold saturated colors.  This season the brand introduces three limited edition hues, California Poppy, Grapefruit and Birch, which are incorporated into their designs and paired with slips of exposed natural clay. The playful collection takes some inspiration from a current trend in…
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March 1, 2012 | Bright Idea, Tabletop

It’s a box.  It’s a tray.  It’s for serving and for storing.  No matter what you call this Alessi creation, we think it’s a bright idea!  Designed by Koskinen Harri, the bamboo wooden box has a lid that doubles as a serving tray for breakfast in bed or afternoon tea. …
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February 3, 2012 | First Look, Gifts + Registry, Tabletop

Whimsical, imaginative and a little bit cheeky are ways to describe the designs of the talented David Stark.  His latest project isn’t a corporate event or lavish wedding but a one-month “surprise ambush” of Nina Freudenberger’s Nolita store, Haus Interior. Inspired by a wood worker’s atelier, Wood Shop is one…
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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 12, 2011 | First Look, Tabletop

Always on the lookout for gorgeous and original china, we discovered the exquisite patterns of Melbourne based designer, Courtenay Graham of Frida Plumm.  There are two collections of fine bone china that include platters, bowls, cups, votives and coasters. The Illuminator’s Garden Collection features a darkly romantic floral pattern inspired…
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October 4, 2011 | Tablescape, Tabletop

This modern yet feminine tablescape was designed by Vogue editor Devon Radziwell for a friend’s birthday dinner that she hosted at her loft in downtown New York. “I fell in love with these magnificent hand-painted glass plates from the Dior boutique in Paris, and I built the rest of my…
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August 29, 2011 | First Look, Tabletop

If the sight of Missoni’s signature zigs and zags makes you weak in the knees then welcome to the club.  Over the past few weeks, the anticipation for Missoni’s upcoming collaboration with megastore Target has reached an all time high.  We wonder just how many fashionistas are going to camp…
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