I am sure that when Skagerak manufactured this ‘Ocean Tray and Hanger’ they had sailing ships in mind. Both the stylish design and the practical usefulness make this tray ideal for use on a boat as well as in the house. Continue reading
I have always preferred white porcelain dinnerware to give my table that elegant and sophisticated look, and now that I have discovered the ‘Loft’ range, manufactured by Thomas – Rosenthal, I do not need to search any further.
“Thomas – The Trend Factory” has been a byword for modern, stylish, uncomplicated design for 100 years appealing to a young, ambitious customer group, always looking for a new approach whilst maintaining the highest quality. Today, the Thomas range is produced at the Thomas and Rosenthal factories situated in Bavaria, Germany. All the tableware is flame-retardant, heat-resistant, dishwasher-proof and microwave-proof. Of course it is also “from oven to table” as one expects today. Continue reading
Sometimes, the final success of a dinner party is dependent on the ‘piece de resistance’ – the dessert. Not only the recipe itself but of course the way you present it. That is what Just Mini Desserts is about, serving delicious desserts in stylish mini glass dishes that compliment most table settings.
Made in USA by Libbey (glass makers since 1818) the set contains 12 mini flared martini dishes and 12 stainless steel spoons. Also included, is a recipe card with great ideas to help you make a fabulous dessert that will look good and taste good. Continue reading
Recently, it was my turn to have a few guests over for an informal drink and snacks. When I saw this tray I knew that I had the solution for a perfect and very suitable menu – wine and cheese board. The compact design is ideal for that casual gathering around the coffee table, in the garden or on the balcony. Continue reading
For centuries, clay terracotta has been the best material for water storage. Based on that, this unique water carafe was specifically designed for self cooling whilst standing in the sun on your garden table – the warmer it’s outside, the temperature of the water inside will drop. Continue reading
This stylish carafe is another great way to keep cool in the summer sun. Simply fill it up to the indication level, put it in the freezer, take it out and fill it with water – the carafe will give you instantly chilled water from the first to the last glass, and after a while, the ice cubes will be released to float in the water. Continue reading
These charming salad servers, from design duo Black+Blum, are both practical and entertaining. Crafted from melamine, they look like green leaves standing upright in their own pot, waiting to be plucked and serve a handful of crunchy lettuce, arugula, fresh tomatoes, olives and more. Continue reading
Designed by Harri Koskinen for Alessi, ‘Fat Tray’ is a beautiful, multi-functional piece consisting of a divided wooden box and a cover. The box serves as a container while its cover serves as a tray – the perfect gift for someone who loves to entertain. Continue reading
Designed by Bruno Christesen for Menu, this stylish nutcracker is both elegant and easy to use; simply place the nut on the metal plate and cover it with the rubber dome. Give the dome a light tap and the nut will be ready to eat with the shell cleanly removed. Yum! Continue reading
With its fresh, new interpretation of the classic bottle, this softly rounded glass carafe might look simple but it’s actually quite smart. It has a protecting stainless steel collar and a smart lid that opens automatically when you pour from the carafe, holding back ice cubes and lemon slices. Continue reading