Ready for another peek at what's new for Summer 2011 at West Elm? So far, we've taken a look at the Stray Dog collection and the Dexter outdoor furniture collection. Today, though, I'm really excited to share West Elm's all-new kitchen collection. With a Scandinavian-inspired, colorfully modern dishware collection as well as a more organic and handmade collection, there's something to suit your personality and kitchen's look. Shop the Flow collection here and the kitchen accessories collection here. But first, take a look and then tell me which collection is your favorite!
The design collaborative of Lovegrove & Repucci have taken the classic Dutch Delft design and given it a modern twist. The classic blue and white is done with graffiti and street tags, and is available in both New York (right) and London (left). Each porcelain dinnerware collection contains five pieces — dinner plate, side plate, soup bowl, cup and saucer — and sells for $100 each. I think they're super hip and are a wonderful take on the classics. How about you? Do you like the way they look?
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Most people don't measure out their milk when adding it to their coffee. They generally just pour until the "right" amount has been added. If you've ever tried to be helpful and make someone a perfect cup, you may have found that it was either too much milk or not enough. Wouldn't it be great if there was a way you could figure it out? Well, now you can thanks to the MyCuppa mugs from Suck UK. Inside the mug are a series of color strips. All you have to do is find out what color they like, and then pour the milk until it matches. At little under $15 a piece, these mugs — available in tea or coffee versions — would make a great gift, or would be a great starter for that novelty mug collection you've been meaning to start.
A friend of mine brought over a catalog from Brocade Home the other day and asked, no actually make that demanded, that I help her figure out where the plates in the background came from. I was a little stumped, they reminded me a bit of the ones from Working Class Studios, only each one looked unique. I was pretty sure I had seen them before, only I wasn't sure exactly where. So I told her to sit tight and that I would get back to her soon.
After a little bit of searching I discovered that these plates are Rehabilitated Dishware by Sarah Cihat. These plates, I actually remembered seeing in a bunch of magazines over the last few years, are all unique and are made from dishes bought at thrift stores. They are then reglazed and refired, resulting in a fun piece that is both spectacular to look at and a great use for old possible-landfill-fodder dishes. I totally love them, especially how they all look similar, and yet are very different. And I love how Brocade used them all lined up on the wall like that. There's more info on where to buy the dishware on Sarah Cihat's website and Clio has the 7" salad plates for $44.
Now that I've tracked down these dishes, do you have anything you need me to track down? Let me know and I'll do my best to find it for you!