Ever since my husband and I moved into our new house a few months ago, I’ve been obsessed with redoing the dated kitchen. We’re not looking to do a complete demo at this point; that’s just not in the budget. Just want to give it a little freshening up: paint the cabinets, new countertop, new sink, and maybe some new appliances.
I’m back and forth between painting the cabinetry in a colour or just going with white cabinetry and black accents. This sent me on a detour looking for black dinnerware and serveware. There’s quite the selection of black tabletop items out there right now if you’re looking for something new.
I wandered into Pistachio this week during my lunch hour and discovered Buddha Bowls and Plates from Flavour Design. I had never run across them before, but they’ve had their fair share of press (including being included in O Magazine).
They’re designed so you can easily hold them in your hand and enjoy your food. Sounds like a great solution for entertaining (or eating on the couch). Love the idea. I tend to eat cereal on my couch on weekend mornings; a Buddha bowl would come in handy!
Related: Fake Out Take Out
The term casual dinnerware is taken to another level with these designs. I love the idea of turning the iconic look of take-out containers into dishes.
In my opinion, the take-out look may not the best look for a place setting, but I think these are great as serving pieces. Though the ones that mimic the TV Dinner look with the different compartments would be great for kids. Don’t you think?
I love the almost-creamy looking colours of Lorena Barresueta’s collection below. But I’m really fond of the Seletti cake stand. Cake stands are fairly formal pieces, and this is a fun take on that.
Above: Lorena Barresueta’s colourful Gourmet Collection