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Mother’s Day Gift Guide, Part II

After a morning (ok, and an afternoon) cavorting along Newbury Street and enjoying a lovely lunch al fresco, I’ve gathered ten more pretty items perfect for Mother’s Day. Here’s the StyleCarrot Mother’s Day Gift Guide, Part Deux.

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S H O P P I N G

1. Stella & Dot x May Designs Patterned Notebbooks

2. Mar Y Sol Crocheted Clutch

3. Lucite Tape Dispenser

4. Woven Striped Rope Bracelet

5. Half-Dipped Mugs

6. Pomegranate Bud Vase

7. Stephanie Sherman Grand Waves Photo Print

8. Hand Carved African Bowl

9. Jennifer Meyer Diamond & Gold Circle Ring

10. Baggu Boat Tote

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Orange And Yellow Throw Pillows

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Happy Passover

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Seder Plate II
Designed by Amy Rechert
Jerusalem Gold limestone + hand-hammered brass

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Don’t forget to bring dessert >

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Covet: Coffee Set by Luca Nichetto + Mjolk

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Venetian designer Luca Nichetto (who I met and spent the day with at Foscarini in Venice a few years ago), and the amazing gallery Mjölk in Toronto, Canada, have collaborated to create a beautiful coffee set called Sucabaruca.

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The project involved many people from different cultures and countries: the owners of Mjölk, Juli and John, who collect and distribute products from primarlily Scandinavia and Japan; the Canadian ceramist Alissa Coe, who made the prototypes; Lera Moiseeva, Russian/New York designer and artist who contributed to the development of the coffee set in collaboration with Nichetto’s studios in Sweden and Italy; and Elena Freddi, collaborator at the studio in Stockholm.

Luca Nichetto + Mjölk Opening
January 22, 2014, 7pm—9pm at Mjölk, Toronto

 

 

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Get the Look: Multicolor Dinnerware

I got an email this morning alerting me to the new and very colorful dinnerware collection by The Novogratz, now available at Macy’s (see #9). That’s Cortney and Robert Novogratz, the husband and wife design duo and parents of seven children, whose fun aesthetic has been the subject of an HGTV show and several collections for CB2. I’ve long been a fan of the CB2 Family rug, which is sadly no longer in production. (I’d kinda been thinking about using it in our Florida condo.)

The dinnerware would look great in an all white decor, which got me thinking, what other colorful tabletop patterns are available, if one were to extend beyond white or basic neutrals Here are 17 multicolor dinnerware options I found. I’ve always loved iitala Origo (#10), and Donna’ Wilson’s pink pastel (#4) is adorable, if you had the right Scandinavian inspired space. Would you stray from white for any of these?

 

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S H O P P I N G

1 Corsica Chelsea Dinnerware

2 Elka Dinnerware

3 Jonathan Adler Greek Key Dinnerware

4 Donna Wilson Kaleidoscope and Owl Plates

5 Jonathan Adler Mod Dot Dinnerware

6 Deruta Bello Dinnerware

7 Lenox Floral Fusion Floral Dinnerware

8 Villeroy & Boch Anmut Bloom Dinnerware

9 Novogratz Dinnerware

10 iittala Origo Dinnerware

11 THOMAS by Rosenthal Sunny Day Stripes Dinnerware

12 Da Terra Multi Colour Dinnerware

13 Kate Spade New York Hopscotch Drive Dinnerware

14 iittala Sarjaton Dinnerware

15 Gien Sultana Dinnerware

16 Rachael Ray Ikat Dinnerware

17 Dansk Classic Fjord Tweet Dinnerware

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Gift Guide: Marimekko for the Host

I am excited that StyleCarrot has partnered with Marimekko again this holiday season for a series of holiday gift guides. Today’s gift guide—Marimekko presents for a host or entertainer—is the first. Pretty much anything from Marimekko is a delight. The modernist tableware silhouettes, even in plain white, hold timeless appeal, and the bold patterns effortlessly enliven a tabletop scheme.

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S H O P P I N G 

1 Unikko Tea Towel Set, $36 and Kuusikossa Tea Towel, $18

2 Black Oiva Square Small Plate, $17

3 Clear Socks Rolled Down Stemware, $45 and Dessert Bowl, $49

4 Räsymatto Bowl, $29.50

5 Kompotti Rectangular Plate, $24

6 White Oiva Dinner Plate, $32

7 Lavender Socks Rolled Down Tumblers, $39/pair

8 Unikko Plywood Tray, $62

9 Puketti and Fokus Pot Holders, $14 each

10 Socks Rolled Down Pitcher, $89


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Covet: Pieces of Porcelain by Mod Collective

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$32—$149, exclusively at Gretel

Pieces of Porcelain by Mod Collective is designed and crafted by Valissa Butterworth, a fine art graduate living and working in Melbourne, Australia.

Once she completes the design, Butterworth prints them with 3D printers, then molds and casts each by hand using colored porcelain. Glazed with a clear gloss glaze on the inside, they’re safe for food. The exterior is left raw, the tactile surface a direct reflection of the technology used to print each part.

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Marimekko Holiday Gift Guide: For the Entertainer

This is a three-part holiday gift guide series sponsored by Marimekko, one of my favorite home design companies.

S H O P P I N G

1 Räsymatto Oilcloth Placemat, $24
Durable and easy to clean, it’s not  just the pattern that makes this perfect for young families.  It’s made of 100 percent cotton and phthalate-free PVC coating.

2 Räsymatto Teapot, $87
Sami Ruotsalainen designed this teapot as part of the Oiva dinnerware collection. The clean lines and serene character are inspired by Japanese design. The handle is natural wood and there’s a porcelain tea strainer inside.

3 Socks Rolled Down Glass Pitcher, $89
Sukat Makkaralla, which means “socks rolled down” in Finnish, is a collection of glassware designed by Anu Penttinen. The size and shape works for flowers too.

4 Lumimarja Dinner Plate, $27
Sami Ruotsalainen designed this subtle wintry pattern for Marimekko, which is a new addition to the brand’s pattern line.

5 Kippis Tea Towel Set, $36
Pretty linen-cotteon blend towels are great stocking stuffers, because really, who splurges on these for her own kitchen?

6 Vattenblank Plywood Tray, $82
Trays are made of fabric that has been pressed into birch plywood and laminated. The bright design shows off plain white dishes to perfection.

7 Socks Rolled Down Dessert Bowl, $49
Serving dessert is extra sweet on a pedestal. Anu Penttinen designed this whimsically named collection.

8  Irrbloss Mug, $49
Sami Ruotsalainen designed this mug as part of the Oiva dinnerware collection, using Astrid Sylwan’s abstract Irrbloss pattern.

9 Kuukuna Apron, $49
This new veggie print is super cute, and the dark color will hide your mess. Plus, it has handy deep pockets.

10 Vanhakaupunki Small Bowl, $20
This new design was also designed by Sami Ruotsalainen . The red, gold, and burgundy palette makes it perfect for breakfast on Christmas morning.

11 Lappuliisa Oven Mitt, $24
Makes baking more fun.

12 Socks Rolled Down Tumbler, $39/pair
These distinctive glasses are hand-blown and handmade of solid stained soda-lime glass with colors that run inside the glass, not just on the surface.

13 Oiva Serving Pot, $65
Not just for the table, this piece is practical too, since they’re dishwasher, freezer and microwave safe.

14 Siirtolapuutarha Plate, $35
Maija Louekari created this pattern for the forms in the collection so that each piece tells a different part of the story. 

15 Siirtolapuutarha Espresso Cup & Plate, $35
This set is the newest addition to the Oiva tableware collection. In addition to this Räsymatto (means “rag rug” in Finnish) pattern, designed by Maija Louekari, it comes in solid white.

16 Oiva Pitcher, $52
The silhouette of this pitcher, made of hard, glazed porcelain like the rest of the line, is beautiful enough to display it full time.

 

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Shopping Trip: Marimekko Boston

While I was at the new Marimekko Boston flagship to see the Spring 2012 collection, I also photographed a ton of its amazing home furnishings. I love the jewel-tones of the glassware, and the punchy patterns of the dishware that still seem as fresh now as they did in the 1960s. Here’s an Instagram tour of the shop, from a home decor perspective. It should give you some good idea for holiday gifts, but stay tuned for Marimekko gift guides in the coming days too!

Marimekko storefront on Newbury Street in Boston

Christmas tree with handmade origami ornaments

Pillow cube

Half flight of stairs to the upper level

Glass dividing wall with gorgeous glassware

A Marimekko holiday table

 Socks Rolled Down stemware atop Frekvenssi fabric

Closeup details of Socks Rolled Down glasses

Fabrics by the yard

Mugs in stripes, dots, branches, and the iconic Unikko florals

A plywood tray as wall art

Teapots

I have my eye on this gray and ivory bedding

Red and black bowls and cute fish napkins

The wrap desk; love how her polka dot shirt matches the wall! 

Sewing machine 

Triple decker bunk beds 

Olva pitcher

Pouf 

Bowls

Plywood trays make perfect presents

Happy Winter!

 

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Covet: Kiva Platters, Jewelry for the Table

Kiva Platters, $420 at Rablabs
Hand polished stones edged in 24-carat gold

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Happy Thanksgiving

Delica hand-felted merino wool turquoise acorns, $18 for set of ten.

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