Every once in awhile, we come across a designer who’s creating such an unbelievably unique line of tabletop or kitchen items, that our hearts skip a beat and we go from “I want” to “I can’t live without” quicker than we can hit express shipping from our online shopping carts.
Cupid has definitely played our heartstrings right this month with a diverse collection of newly discovered homeware heros. It is the season to fall in love, after all...and we’ve definitely fallen hard!
Each and every one of Shino Takeda’s technicolor ceramic treasures are packed with individual personality. Inspired by traditional Japanese art forms mixed with the freshness of modern day NYC, these one of a kind pieces are a must-have for any collection. In fact, this might be the only time when buying 20 ceramic spoons (or cups for that matter) seems like a completely sensible thing to do... and we will happily make it so.
Los Angeles based designer Rochelle Cheri Chavez knows just how we like it: minimalist and incredibly well made. It might have been her diamond cutout cheese board that originally caught our eye, but she has since launched more refined pieces like brass-tipped salad servers and marble platters. Durable pieces filled with classic style that will last you forever and find their way onto your table for nearly every occasion.
Playful, graphic and ready to bring your kitchen to life...Arro Home is creating a collection of highly colorful textiles guaranteed to make each day feel like a whimsical tea party at the table. Part kitsch and part modern minimalist; this current collection of tea towels, napkins and aprons has us quickly nabbing up one of each and already hungry for the next season’s batch.
Sure Indigo is having it’s moment in many areas of design, but the hand dying technique of Shibori dating back to the 8th century is exploding right now. Australian based collective Shibori, named after the very craft, is giving this application a major modern makeover by applying the Japanese dip-dye method to wooden serving platters. The result? Absolutely stunning visual texture for your table....We’ll take one of each.
Waking up in the morning would become so much easier if we had one of these handsome pour-over contraptions waiting for us. Hand-crafted from wood and brass, these stands are a conversation starter and will make any guest difficult to resist that after dinner caffeine hit. The Coffee Registry also provides sustainable and responsible coffee bean subscriptions, making that cup of joe feel just as good as it looks.
Kristin Guy is a Los Angeles based Creative Director and writer dedicated to creating food-centric lifestyle content for a wide variety of national outlets. She is a proven trend-hunter of well-designed kitchen / tabletop decor and a globe-trotting scout for the best places to eat, drink and shop for your home.