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Table Bin: Easy to Clear

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I don’t know about you, but I don’t mind setting up the table. Clearing it up though, is a whole other story. Thank goodness for the Table Bin – a compact item, that makes this dirty job easier and quicker.

The Table Bin consists of 2 components, a nicely formed bin with a special coating on the outside which gives that extra grip when carried, and a specially designed lid with an anti slip pattern on it. With it, table plates, cutlery and condiments can be brought easily to the table; during eating, food and other waste can be collected in the large bin, and the lid firmly secured to keep insects at bay; when you have finished your meal, any leftovers can be added to the waste bin together with the dirty dishes and cutlery to be taken to the kitchen separately. From now on, any dining table, whether it is outdoors or indoors, will be easy to clear. Continue reading

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Eva Solo Deli Jar: Stylishly Fresh

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A kitchen is a place in which we celebrate food. This is a place of inspiration and thinking outside the box. For that we need fresh ingredients. These beautiful Deli Jars, from Eva Solo, are elegant and stylish – Perfect for keeping your ingredients fresh and your kitchen in style. Continue reading

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Polaroid coasters: memories of happiness

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Going through one of my old boxes of memorabilia the other day, my kids found my old Polaroid camera and with it was an envelope full of old pictures from my childhood. So we sat together and I told them about this wonderful camera: the Polaroid. How it used a white rectangular film that you pulled out and then had to wait before peeling apart and how thrilling it was to actually see the picture develop before your eyes.

In my parents’ house we had an oval coffee table with a protective glass top raised slightly on four black rubber circles. The space underneath the glass was used to insert family photos and this is where we kept the “best” Polaroids. I would spend hours looking at these pictures of babies, family vacations, weddings and graduations. When I started studying art I started experimenting with angles and exposure times to manipulate the final photograph and these were the Polaroids in the envelope they found. Continue reading

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IceOrb Vertical Ice Tray: Very Cool

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For me, spring means the beginning of outdoor entertaining season. The warm weather thaws out my friends and out comes the barbeque grill and the beer. As summer sets in, Saturdays find us at the beach or hiking nearby, always accompanied by an abundant picnic basket. Whether the gathering is fancy or easygoing, there always seems to be a need for ice cubes and coolers to keep the fresh food cold.

The Fusionbrand IceOrb receptacle is great for doing exactly all these things: you can use it to make the ice, to store it, to keep food chilled and to serve cold drinks. Continue reading

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Collapsible Cupcake & Cake Carrier: for movers & shakers

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This versatile carrier makes it so easy to transport all those lovely decorated cakes and cupcakes. My daughters are into making cupcakes. Every other day there seems to be a “special occasion” (a friends’ birthday, end of school project, girls’ night…) that turns my kitchen into a baking shop. They are actually very good at it and with each batch their decorations get more elaborate – icing, sprinkles, chocolate sculptures – but as long as they also do the cleaning up I don’t mind.

My contribution to this, apart from being a very proud parent, is helping them transport their creations. Usually this means driving very slowly with an anxious teenager cradling an improvised cardboard box in her lap. So on behalf of us cake and cupcake bakers and buyers I would now like to thank the guys at “Progressive” for thinking of the collapsible cupcake and cake carrier. Continue reading

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Chilewich Ray Tray: On Display

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The Chilewich Ray Tray will have your fruits and vegetables on display just as you want it to be, and just as it should be. The 19-inch-tall Ray Tray’s sloping stainless-steel frame holds three separate trays, made of a flexible nylon-Lycra blend. The tiered trays, which are removable and machine-washable, allow fruit and vegetables to breathe.

Why hide them in your fridge while you can simply put them on display in this unique tray, and enjoy not only its fine design but also the vibrant colors of all the fruits and veggies. Here is a simple item that can spice up and bring your kitchen back to life with a simple use of everyday materials and nature’s colors. Continue reading

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Menu Salad Tongs: Cute Lettuce Buddy

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I love serving salads. Between the different vegetables, garnishes and dressings there are endless combination you can make and you can always add meat, pasta, eggs or fish and the salad becomes a meal in itself.

Over the years, my collection of salad bowls has grown to include ethnic bowls from strange countries, vintage bowls from flea markets, minimalist designer bowls and cool bowls in all kinds of shapes and sizes. In short, anyone who wanted to bring me a gift would buy a bowl.

And then a friend of mine returned from Denmark and surprised me with a new original gift – salad tongs! And not just any tongs but these beautiful, combination salad spoons and tongs designed by Bent Falk. Continue reading

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Multi Cup & Spoon: Make Good Food Look Really Good

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The Multi Cup and Spoon is a series of cups in different sizes, designated to serve almost anything – tea, coffee, muesli, ice-cream or soup. Its elegant design, along with the special spot for your spoon, present a sophisticated way to serve your guests. Made of porcelain and accompanied with a stainless steel spoon, this set will brighten up your morning, launch and supper – anyway you like it. Continue reading

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Faux Bois Table Placemats: Eating Right Off The Table

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You have to know how to play your way with table placemats – they could either be a total miss or spot on. With these gorgeous Faux Bois table placemat, from Chilewich, you can be assured you’re spot on!

These place mats bring a naturalistic driftwood effect to your table setting, hence the name faux bois (literally translates to “fake wood”); they are available in three digitally printed, simulated wood grains: Birch, Driftwood, and Walnut. As soon as you touch the material, you know that it’s easy to care for: durable, washable, and usable indoors and out. It’s like you’re eating right off the table. Continue reading

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Hot+Fresh: Inside White – Outside Hot

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Hot+Fresh is a vibrant, cheerful and happy range of cups – perfect for serving both hot and cold. Inside it is white, outside is any color you want. Designed for both uses, you can mix it up as you please – whether it’s pink or blue, yellow or green. It could serve as the perfect setting for serving ice cream in the summer, or setting up a sweet chocolate souffle finale at the end of a dinner party. Inside it’s white, but outside it’s stylishly hot! Continue reading

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