Saturday, January 30, 2010

Message cookies

Two weeks to Valentine's Day.

But instead of those tiny candy hearts (which are gross anyway), let your feelings be known in a big way.

With a set of cookie cutters (three shapes: heart, star, and scalloped rectangle) from Williams-Sonoma, you can deliver your message(s) very taste-fully.

Each of the cutters in the set has slots for typesetting your own two-line message. The set comes with three full alphabets and some premade words/phrases (Happy, Birthday, Holidays, Thank You, I Love You, etc.). When you press the cutter into the dough, the outer edge cuts out the cookie and a plunger impresses your message into the center. The set comes with a dishwasher-safe mesh bag for storage and easy cleaning (because oh my lord, imagine cleaning all those little letters by hand). $19.90 from Williams-Sonoma.

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Bunny bowl

A bunny bowl. Brilliant.

The bowl comes from a ceramic artist in Texas whose day job is middle school art teacher. The stoneware bowl is 5 inches across and is ridiculously cute. Adrienne Speer (the artist) sells a white version of the bunny bowl at The Clay Studio. There used to be an Etsy shop with all manner of other colors as well as other animals, like foxes and elephants. But the Etsy shop appears to be closed now.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Seed Safe

I find this stoneware vase, called a Seed Safe, completely charming. It was created by Spanish designer Marti Guixe for Alessi, the Italian kitchenware and tabletop company. It is being introduced at the Alessi showroom in NYC this week.

The idea behind Seed Safe is that you store up the seeds of the foods you've eaten so you can plant them later. I know you could just throw the seeds into a plastic takeout container or a paper bag, but come on, where's the whimsy in that?

The nicest part of this design is Guixe's drawing explaining the purpose of the vase.