If you're a fan of bottled soda, the green-tinted glass filled with tiny air bubbles might look familiar to you. When those thick glass bottles from Coca-Cola can no longer be recycled and reused, Japanese studio Nendo upcycles them into the modern tableware you see here.
Whenever possible, I love shopping local, especially with classy, independent artisans. In the Pacific Northwest, we are lucky enough to have some of the most talented designers on the market. I rounded up some of my favorite modern homegoods from the good old P.N. for gift ideas this holiday season (plus, I have to admit I own some of these myself). We'd love to hear about some of your own local favorites!
Every now and then I stumble upon some interiors that totally get me excited - giving me ideas for how I'd like my home to be one day. Some of them are a bit extreme, but the ideas embedded in them stick and I find myself daydreaming in this direction for weeks. When I saw these pic of Host Restaurant in Copenhagen I fell in love.
Bamboo is usually used on a summer tabletop, but I love this combination of a fresh, green material with a rich, winter color. Not everyone has frigid weather during the winter, and this modern combo serves as a lighter option for holiday entertaining. Or, you may be hosting a more casual party: monochromatic reds and a lighter, sustainable bamboo play up the mood in a less formal setting. What do you think?
As you might expect, there are no rules here. It will completely depend what you find in your travels, or what's already stored away in your cabinets. Have fun, be creative and come up with something completely personal.
When it comes to setting your dining table sometimes simple is best. Keeping classics on hand ensure a clean, chic, timeless table, regardless of the season or holiday. Neutral colors and natural materials always look great solo, together, or mixed in with special occasion wares.
Dinner party season approaches. That means polishing the silver and updating your friends' addresses. But it also means the fun stuff, like choosing table settings and coming up with decorations. I love a table that feels special and festive, but not stuffy or overly fussy. Here, cool greens mix well with the warmth of gold, and varied prints keep it lively. If you get too giddy from champagne, the worn wood table will bring you back down to earth.