Wednesday, February 6th, 2008
I love this Etiquette Set by Ed Vince – a pre-packaged dining kit that “allows the user to enjoy an à la Russe dining experience in any context, regardless of class or wealth.” Subversive in its mass-production implications and model-kit construction, the Etiquette Set is ornately detailed to recall traditional silver cutlery and a refined dining experience.
Via Girl in the Green Dress.
Tuesday, October 23rd, 2007
Katja Bremkamp makes some lovely cutlery. Each piece is minimal, with the slightest manipulations indicating the function of each piece. I’m a little skeptical about the functionality of the silverware (could I actually eat with that spoon and knife?), but I love how each piece is more or less bent metal.
Thursday, September 27th, 2007
Lee emailed us about a new product in his shop: the restless chopsticks (or uki hashi in Japanese) by Mikiya Kobayashi. Brilliantly designed so that the tip won’t touch the table when set down, the restless chopsticks put an end to all of my sad attempts to make rests out of paper.
Monday, July 23rd, 2007
The “Tea Time” collection is a very playful set of tableware from Jorine Oosterhoff. I love the smooth lines and the irregular shapes. Inspired in part by Alice in Wonderland and other fantastical characters, “Tea Time” would be a fun addition to your tableware collection. Available at Rose and Radish.
Tuesday, January 9th, 2007
I came across Joana Ozorio de Almeida Meroz of The Ornamented Life via Style Files. Joana’s interest is in taking ordinary, everyday objects and turning them into little design vignettes. Shown are the Crackery Tableware set, the Lace-Drain, and the Flower-Power Screws.