Salt and Pepper Plant
Here's a lovely idea for your table: salt and pepper shakers that look like buds and are sitting in a solid wooden 'pot' - think of it as a little salt and pepper plant. To use it, all you do is take out one of the buds, turn it around and shake it a little and you are good to go. Just place it back in the pot when you're done and your salt and pepper will always have a place to call home. Designed was the piece by the great guys over at Apiotek who have already provided us with the super smart Piece Of Cake. With the Salt and Pepper plant, the buds are hand made out of ceramic and the pot is solid wood.
This is a ceramic, double walled (for insulation), coffee cup that resembles a take-out paper cup. This particular design has a silicone lid that securely attaches to the cup. The outside is matte and the inside is glazed. I ... This is a ceramic, double walled (for insulation), coffee cup that resembles a take-out paper cup. This particular design has a silicone lid that securely attaches to the cup. The outside is matte and the inside is glazed. I prefer a version that Starbucks put out a few months ago. Their version is pretty much the same, but the outside is glazed (and of course has their logo) and the lid is plastic with a silicone liner to keep liquids sealed in. The key difference between the two is the price. "I Am Not A Paper Cup" is roughly $20 and the Starbucks version is $12. The upsides to either is that if you are a daily coffee drinker, you don't have to trash a paper cup and plastic lid every time you get take-out coffee. The downside is that both of them hold about 8 oz. - not favorable if you normally order a "grande" at Starbucks. Another issue for commuters is that it is not spill-proof or splash-proof. And finally, the Starbucks version CANNOT go into the microwave.
Definitely not your ordinary mug – some can't even be used as such – they are a perfect little collectors set.