Diesel Living + Seletti Love Space and Machines

Taking the boredom out of tableware, one plate at a time

Diesel Living‘s continuous collaboration with fellow Italians, design company Seletti, have resulted in fun (with undercurrents of dark and industrial) tableware that sparks wonder in the everyday ritual of eating. “Cosmic Diner” saw salt and pepper grinders shaped like ’60s and ’70s rockets, glasses blown and tinted to evoke meteorites, and mesmerizing planet and moon porcelain plates akin to wall artwork. The mechanics-inspired “Machine” includes …

Kustaa Saksi for Marimekko Spring 2015

Deep water flora and fauna serve as the inspiration for this all-Finnish collaborative collection

Few brands garner instant recognition with just a glance at a single pattern, but Marimekko is surely one of them. The beloved Finnish labelfirst made popular in the US in the swinging ’60sis a longtime favorite for their bright yet tasteful home wares, fabrics, accessories and apparel offerings alike. For Spring 2015, the brand partnered with fellow Finn, surrealist textile artist Kustaa Saksi. Saksi brings …

The Ripple Series from Haand Ceramics

Brighten up the table with naturally shaped, asymmetrical dishes, handmade in NC

If you’re on a search for high-quality wares to set the table with that are minimalist enough to match any mood and decor but are unusual enough to be memorable, look no further than Haand Ceramics. Founded in 2012 by childhood friends (now business partners) Chris Pence and Mark Warren, the modest operation designs, creates and fires their functional porcelain wares—with an aesthetic described as …