Deeply Divine Recline Sofa.

I first came across Ochre’s Deeply Divine Recline Sofa about a year ago and didn’t even know it. I saw the above photo on someone’s blog and pulled it to go into my little inspiration file. Then yesterday while perusing Ochre’s site I discovered – SHAZAM! – that they were in fact the makers of the much-coveted sofa. I love how in the photo it just looks so used. If I owned one I’m pretty sure there would be a permanent indent from my butt in one of the cushions.

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Hover-spoon.

I heart Susanna Shaw’s Hover-spoon. The utensils balance on the rim of cups and bowls, appearing to float. Fortunately, the Hover-spoon also provides a clean way of resting your cutlery during dinner. Ironically, there are forks and spoons available in the aesthitcally beautiful collection. I’d feel a little gipped if I were the spoon’s four-pronged, un-named sidekick. You know if, um, forks had feelings and all.

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rice.

rice is full of colorful and nostalgic fun this season. Their Bake in Style section is amazing. I’m really into all the pastels lately, which I’ve never been a fan of before.

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Lemon Squeezer.

Another example of great design at work. It seems like this lemon squeezer at j-me would be perfect for putting a few drops of lemon in your tea or on your salad. Not to mention I think it would make measuring a breeze.

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Drink Up.

Everyone has excess coffee mugs in their cabinets – it’s like they breed in there. I’m no exception, but think I could make room for a few more if they were these sleek designs over at tabletools.

Left to right: Bormioli Rocco Oslo Cafe Ware espresso cup 4 for $16.99, Bormioli Rocco Roma coffee mug and saucer 6 piece set for $24.95, WMF Kult Coffee collection $17.95.

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Paillettes Table Runners.

I’ve been meaning to post about these Paillettes table runners for a while now because I love them. I’m of the opinion that they could be dressed up or down depending on what kind of get-together you’re having. It’s a bonus that they are re-usable and can be either hand-washed or wiped up with a sponge. The runners (63 x 10″) are sold in pairs of color combos: melon/apple or raspberry/blush for $25.

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De Luxe Plastic Cutlery.

There was a time in my life when I believed that everything kitchen-related should be plastic. I’m happy to have outgrown that phase, however this De Luxe plastic cutlery from Pandora fits right into that mind-set. I’m loving these translucent utensils that have modern-baroque embossing on their handles. Colors available include green, purple, red and blue (apparently no pink, orange, or clear any longer) and are £15 per set.

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Rosanna Inc.

I’ve said before how I’m not the type of person to have only one set of dishes. I love design too much and it’s too large a part of me to do so.

I recently discovered Rosanna Inc. where it’s all dinnerware all the time. There are so many amazing patterns and designs to check out that I’m positive I could find at least five sets I’d like to have for myself. Here are some of my favorites. I’m especially into the number and Days of Christmas.



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Urchin Orb Pendant.

I love this Urchin Orb Pendant from Union Street Glass. The combination of “sparkle and spikes” is mesmerizing. The pendant is available in eleven colors, but I prefer the clear. There are also three different size (large is shown above – 14 x 14″) for sale – $1210 for the large, $715 for the standard and $284 for the mini.

The owners, Guy and Leanne Corrie, use old world glassblowing techniques to create innovative design concepts in a unique art form. Even though the shop has been around since 1980, they still only employ ten people and produce about thirty pieces a day. Contemporary art that’s both beautiful and functional – love it.

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