taking inspiration from the japanese tea ceremony, jenkins&uhnger chose to focus on the ritual of decanting tea or coffee into a cup.
its transparent glass vessel, manufactured by ichendorf milano, incorporates negative space between an inner and outer layer, placing emphasis on the pouring itself and keeping the exterior cool to the touch.size: coffee jug – 8.1″h x 3.3″diameter or tea jug – 5″h x 3.9″diameter
$46.00 usd [ shop ]
about ichendorf milano – this glassmaking specialist takes its name both from the small german town where it was founded in the early 20th century, and italy’s design capital, where it moved to in the 1990s. initially known for its precious glass ornaments, ichendorf milano now produces cutting-edge hand-blown glass tableware, working with contemporary italian designers such as corrado dotti and mist-o.
three vases in one, composed of a series of black hand painted steel tubes in various dimensions and cut on the bias, the series of four bana vases can uniquely accommodate a single stem to full flower arrangements separately or at the same time.
dynamic and constantly changing in appearance when positioned in different ways, these vases can also stand alone as sculptural elements within an environment. the strong architectural forms which create an ever changing perspective and use.
$346 usd [ shop ]
material • hand painted steel
type > vases
size > h.20 cm (8 3/4 in) x ø20 cm (8 in) overall
design > felicia ferrone © 2013 fferrone design
handcrafted in chicago
[ menu’s ] philosophy is simple. We want to make the world better, less complicated, a little bit nicer to wake up to. Collaborating with super-talented designers, we make objects to be treasured now… and forever. shipping> menu will only ships to north america at this time.
[ champayne sabre by karim rashid ] “if a sabre’s too much, you’re too young”
one piece of polished, stainless steel flamboyance, for opening up a bottle of bubbly the flashy way. made by an equally flamboyant designer, the champagne sabre by karim rashid is sure to impress at dinner parties. here’s hoping for delightfully extravagant champagne experiences!
the champagne sabre is designed for opening champagne bottles swiftly and extravagantly. aim towards where the vertical seam of the bottle meets the top lip of the bottle, and strike away from the base. the normal pressure inside the bottle automatically ensures that no glass shards contaminate the champagne.
the champagne will rush out just like when a cork is removed, so be ready to pour!click on image for lightbox
[ jwda concrete lamp ] the stockholm-based designer jonas wagell successfully mixes the delicate and the raw into a beautiful little lamp with a concrete base and a metal dimmer knob. ready to decorate your sofa table, your shelf, or the bedside table.
designer: jonas wagell
dimensions: 6.7″w x 11.4″h
concrete, brass/steel, glass
light source: 1 x 40w 120v bi-pin g9 halogen (1 included)
cord length: 6.5 feet
metal knob functions as switch and dimmer
[ teddy ] the mascot for the entire nepal project. this soft wool teddy can be a decoration as well as a beloved toy.
“nepal projects grew from our desire to use menu as a platform for making a positive difference. many young nepali women from poor families risk being lured into prostitution. through education of children and employment of young women we offer a sound and viable alternative. the nepal projects is our way to celebrate great craftsmanship, while helping vulnerable workers secure a better future for themselves and their families.”
– bjarne hansen, owner & founder, menu a/s
menu has launched a new trade initiative, nepal projects. developed in collaboration with aid organization danida, nepal projects provides much-needed fair employment and future opportunities in one of the world’s poorest countries by combining traditional fabric working skills with a contemporary scandinavian design aesthetic. the result makes up part of our new collection of home accessories: exquisite hand-weaved scarves and blankets, puffy pillows, practical desktop containers, roomy laundry bags, and cool teddy bears for kids and grown-ups alike. himalayan cashmere, merino wool, leather and cotton of the finest quality are the main ingredients in the collection. bridging traditions of east and west, the carefully crafted items are finished in muted grey, blue, green and red tones to suit a minimalistic scandinavian home decoration style.
while production of the collection takes place in the kathmandu area, where it employs hundreds of weavers, tailors and other local craftspeople, the design process happens in collaboration with kasper rønn and jonas bjerre-poulsen of norm architects; kristine engelbrecht’s a hint of neon, both in copenhagen; as well as the stockholm-based taiwanese design duo hung-ming chen and chen-yen wei at afteroom – and the seven-strong team at note design studio.
designer: afteroom (se)
material: 100% wool
dimensions: 2.5″l x 4.5″w x 10″h
movable arms and legs
care instructions: hand-wash with wool detergent
“the coink is one of my favorite designs. once you have a coink, you can’t imagine not having one.” –scott henderson
mint vin-eau carafe – a 1.5 liter porcelain carafe with two bright red porcelain drinking cups, suggesting that it is not a lonely product but one that is to be shared, a very romantic product.
mint ribbon bottle opener – the ‘ribbon’ opener’s form is smooth, like a river pebble, and it has a continuous ribbon-like loop that is exactly the same on either side, so it can take a bottle cap off in both orientations- top and bottom.
[ scott henderson ]
revolution rocks and martini – the revolution collection is strikingly simple in form, created from a pure extrusion of hand-blown glass, combining two glasses into one. when in use, its contents appear to float, seeming to defy gravity.
revolution wine and water glass – handcrafted in the czech republic by master glassblowers made from the finest quality borosilicate glass.
revolution cocktail mixer set – handcrafted from the finest quality borosilicate glass. the collection is oven, microwave, freezer, and dishwasher safe. in collaboration with gentner design.
introducing rare whiskey glasses – inspired by the pleasures of fine whisky, the design concentrates the aroma, enhancing the flavor. these glasses possess the same features and qualities of the revolution collection.
[ fferrone design ]
designed by brian eno and peter schmidt – oblique strategies. the original “brainstorming” cards. perfect for resolving designer’s block.
hay paper porcelain vessels – an amazing translation from flat to fat, these pieces were the result of research by designers scholten and baijings
brushanger by tim parsons. one of our own – a redesign of a combined clothes brush and coat hanger from the 1930s. a rare multifunctional object that makes sense.
noè champagne opener by giulio iacchetti for alessi. resembling the shape of a bottle, the opener cuts the wire cage that holds the cork in place. if the cork should get stuck in the neck you can “pinch” the cork to release it.
cylinda-line cocktail shaker by arne jacobsen for stelton. beautiful minimalist cocktail shaker in a cylindrical design and this lid slips easily into position.
beer foamer by norm architects for menu. the beer foamer gets you as close to the pub experience as you can without leaving your home.
thoughtful festive objects from alessi, menu and stelton.