AZEdesign Messy Tablecloth

A response to the dying tradition of home-cooked meals, Polish firm AZEdesign's Messy Tablecloth embraces the drips, spills and general lack of orderliness that's naturally a part of sitting down to eat. By outlining the disarray on the fabric with embroidery thread, they create a "pattern of situation," complete with thread loops of wine spilling off the edge. (Click image for detail.) Unfortunately, it appears …

Ineke Hans Bowls

If you're anything like me, eating breakfast doesn't stop you checking your email, answering your phone, and changing the T.V. channel all at the same time. These multi-task enabling soup/cereal bowls by Dutch designer Ineke Hans are ideal. They come with a built-in handle and a spoon that hooks snugly on top, making it a bit easier to free up up one hand if you …