An excellent bread bowl option is this piece by Bambu, a Chinese manufacturer committed to fair labor practices and renewable materials. The rest of the year it makes a lovely, low-profile fruit bowl.
West London landmark Trellik Tower gets the gold leaf treatment on this architectural plate. While it's dishwasher and microwave safe-- definitely fit for the table-- it almost seems a shame to muck it up with mushy peas or beans on toast. We think it would look great hanging on the wall, a shiny reminder of long, lazy days in Ladbroke Grove. Available in the US from Eden & Eden.
- It's hard not to adore (and lust after) Marimekko's fabrics.
- In a city filled with culinary hotspots, Charleston's Husk is in a class of its own.