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  1. Eco


    Pros Eco by Cosentino consists of 75 percent postindustrial or postconsumer materials, which nabbed them a Cradle to Cradle Silver and Greenguard certification. Its nonporous surface needs no seal...


  2. Ceasarstone Recycled

    Ceasarstone Recycled

    Pros Since we’re not looking to replace our countertops with the seasons, there’s nothing better than a lifetime warranty, which Caesarstone offers to residential customers. Its nonpo...


  3. Bamboo


    Pros The edges on the countertops are easy on the eyes. We swooned over the dark chestnut slice sandwiched by two oh-so-beauteous blonde pieces. Of all the materials, this is one that won’t...


  4. Squak Mountain Stone

    Squak Mountain Stone

    Pros Squak started as a grad school project on sustainable design. The hand-cast slabs are made of recycled paper and glass bound with low-carbon cement. Rugged and rough around the edges, we wer...


  5. Balancing Kitchen Utensils

    Balancing Kitchen Utensils

    Perform a cool culinary balancing act with these silicone spoons and spatulas. Their notched handles rest on the rim of your hot pot or pan, allowing you to taste, stir, and taste again without...


  6. Mormor Dishware

    Mormor Dishware

    Evoking the spirit of a classic kitchen with a pattern inspired by culinary textiles, Mormor consists of a series of ceramic plates, bowls, cups, buttering boards, eggcups, a milk jug, a sugar bowl...


  7. Homemade Cookie Stamp

    Homemade Cookie Stamp

    This adorable stamp puts the age-old question to rest, "did you make these from scratch?" Skip the pre-made cookie aisle and pull out Grandma's famous sugar cookie recipe, because you...


  8. Bistro Citrus Juicer by Bodum

    Bistro Citrus Juicer by Bodum

    Who doesn't like to wake up to breakfast in bed with a fresh glass of juice? Available in six flashy shades, it's a great gift (not to mention subtle hint) to your significant other (or roommate!)....


  9. Bean French Press

    Bean French Press

    If you can't live without a caffeine fix in the morning, consider swapping your daily paper cup'o'joe with a homemade brew. Bodum's Bean French Press serves up 32 ounces of hot java to get you...


  10. Architectural Plate

    Architectural Plate

    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...


  11. Chat Plates

    Chat Plates

    Dinner parties are meant to stimulate sparkling conversation, and now your cooking will speak for itself and the tableware can do the talking, too. These Chat Plates were designed by Ikuko Nakazawa...


  12. Staub Cocotte Cookware

    Staub Cocotte Cookware

    Cocottes from classic cookery company Staub come in a variety of hues in the Vitamin collection; You'll happily spend time on your tasty homemade meals, which will no doubt turn out as lovely as...

  13. Map Trivets and Coasters

    Map Trivets and Coasters

    You might know your way around a stiff drink or a hot dish, but it's a good idea to make sure your coasters and trivets can navigate their way as well. These concrete pieces by Nobuhiro Sato and A ...

  14. Odeon Cutlery

    Odeon Cutlery

    Can the shape of a spoon enhance your enjoyment of a home-cooked meal? Cutlery maestro David Mellor's modern Odeon collection is a classic set of stainless steel pieces, sure to make eating in a...


  15. Hermetus Bottle Opener

    Hermetus Bottle Opener

    Okay, we'll admit that it's pretty rare that we'll pop the cap off a beer we can't finish. In the rare occurance we decide to save some for later, this nifty little bottle opener will not only open...

  16. Soup and Sandwich Tray

    Soup and Sandwich Tray

    We Go Together is yet another fun example of dishware that unites classic food duos (see also: the much-loved dunk mug). This ceramic tray makes a single serving soup-and-sammy combo easily...


  17. Inset Salad Servers

    Inset Salad Servers

    Make a little more room in the utensil drawer and bring a bit of clever space-saving design to the table with these stainless steel salad servers. German designer Judith Hoefel made the pieces fit...


  18. iD / Cutlery

    iD / Cutlery

    Flatware gets a distinctively Dutch touch with this set of utensils by Richard Hutten for Royal VKB, which give the staid straight lines of basic silverware a playful peephole. The stainless steel...


  19. Dishmop Sponge

    Dishmop Sponge

    Washing up is rarely as enjoyable as the eating that precedes it, which makes us appreciate simple cleaning tools that somehow manage to bring a little levity to the sudsy process. Dutch industrial...


  20. Donna Wilson Egg Cups

    Donna Wilson Egg Cups

    Weekday mornings might be rushed, but come Saturday and Sunday there's nothing better than sitting around in sweatpants, reading the paper, and enjoying a leisurely breakfast. If soft boiled eggs...


  21. Communicators Bowls

    Communicators Bowls

    No one likes being the first guest to reach for the hors d’oeuvres, but we know we’re not the only ones eying the mixed nuts and deviled eggs the moment we walk through the front door....

  22. State Cutting Boards

    State Cutting Boards

    Show your hometown pride with a state-shaped cutting board, complete with a little star or heart engraved over the city of your choice. Made from rapidly renewable Plyboo, the extensive range is...


  23. Chain Dinner Plate

    Chain Dinner Plate

    The ring around these bone china plates from Areaware may look like a stray strand of spaghetti, but in fact it's a goldie lookin' chain. Designer Jason Miller adorned the dinnerware (which also...


  24. Design Advice Dishtowel

    Design Advice Dishtowel

    "Get rid of crap. Buy things you'll love forever. Make Stuff." Sound advice from a tea towel courtesy of San Francisco designer/musician Cristina Espinosa of The Heated. The wise words...


  25. Cheer Up Glass

    Cheer Up Glass

    It's tough to argue with this tumbler, which practically demands that you pour a splash of fresh OJ (or make it a screwdriver if the time is right), sit back, sip, and smile. It's from Fish's Eddy...