We were strolling through the MoMA store (Midtown) a few weeks ago, smugly smiling over the fact that we'd seen everything in it already, only to be surprised by the fact that we hadn't. Our smugness faded.
Among other things, we really liked this new flatware from Jasper Morrison. Like all of our favorite designs, it is a subtle update on many others, but it has a simplicity and elegance that we've not seen before. This is flatware that will show off the food, feel nice in the hand and age well.
From the Alessi 2004 line, the set is 18/10 stainless steel and comes in high polish or matte. The price is good too. We found the five piece set for $42 at MoMA ($38 members), while Unica Home sells the six piece set for $57.