A samovar is a water heating container, mostly made of brass, with a pipe and built-in brazier inside...and more importantly, this one is gorgeous.
RUGenius is on her Toast Loving kick (and has started her ThisNext list) - so if you want to contribute more toasters to her list - add it to ThisNext and tag it NOTCOT and TOAST
The Stak Table Set featuring a plate + saucer + cup + bowl in one stackable package. Made from high quality italian ceramic-ware
Beautiful laser-cut mugtree. I want one.
CHEDDAR BEER Flavor Kettle Chips - SO good, discovered it at lunch ~ for 20$ get to taste 5 limited ed. flavors, world music CD, trivia postcards, voting ballots, a premium chip clip, and more.
Lock Cup is meant to keep your bad roommate from using your cup, and is probably as useful as sticking your toothpaste in a little plastic bag before taking a plane.
d*s featured 5.5 Designers - and of all the cup hanging sugar cube variations i've seen, this one is the most amusing ~ and a nice throwback to the ornate teacups of the past?
This creased cup signed by Rob Brandt became a classic of the design. Play of material, diversion of the object, Realized in white ceramic.
Introducing the half pint glass in a pint glass. It's insulated so your drinks stay hot or cold, depending on what they were in the first place.
Bamboo Cheese Grater/holder ~ very cute eco friendly design for the bamboo lovers [this one aimed at jermacide]
Play & Freeze Ice Cream Ball might be the coolest way to make ice cream. Six gem-like colors, but personally I like the Ruby Red.
The Dish Up ceramic dinnerware creates partitions for your food, and their unique flat edge allows them to be stored vertically.
From the makers of VOSS ~ comes G Pure Energy... the next hot thing in packaging... and energy drinks?
hehe, you guys know the toast obsession, check out minale maeda's table manners. =)
Your Name On Toast! Pay to put words on toast, all money goes to charity. Toast can make the world better. Cute logo as well.
A few foodie bloggers are turning me on to design in food... and Sean's Supperclub review is just too delectable an experience not to share. Happy Belated Birthday, Sean!
the UK's Innocent juices have tapped the craftster.knitting community and they come with hand made hats this holiday season
For your not quite starving artist friend, a real can of Campbell's Warhol Soup. $12 a can at Barney's
Pewter Sea Horse Wine Aerator - there's something mesmerizingly pretty about this... cool idea...
i present, the rollertoaster
Open Air flatware by Maarten Baptist. It's a 24-piece set. Love the hollow handles. Wouldn't mind this in my stocking... :-)
Designed to be paired with food like a fine wine, Dry Soda comes in sophisticated, all-natural, lightly-sweetened flavors like Lemongrass and Kumquat.
with winter kicking in, leo burnett's ad for global fish seemed appropriate.
Emma Woffenden and Tord Boontje take recycled wine and beer bottles to a whole new level.
Created by Lionel Poilane, the new bread box is constructed of : wood, industrial quality glass, unbleached linen and stainless steel. This site sells Poilane Bread also. Love that Linen Cover
Love this Leaf limited edition refillable 100% natural travel tea set - can we say, a really nice xmas gift?
Gorgeous idea for teacups where eventual staining enhances the design.
this new Voga Quattro wine bottle looks an awful lot like VOSS water. I tried it out of curiosity, and it tastes pretty OK.
Hilarious salt and pepper shakers by Chris Stiles. In case you're bored with skulls.
To all my misplaced/at-one-time San Diegans - we all need this "Mmmm... Burritos" shirt
OXO Good Grips Folding Cutting board - my latest culinary indulgence - love the sturdy folding board, the black and white, and the grips on the edges that also serve as non slip feet when cutting.
Simple Human launched quite a few new products in the last week - including this U frame bi-level dishrack - love how it makes use of vertical space, and you can hang wine glasses
"Designed by nature, made by jewellers"
With branch details, this sugar spoon will add life to any sugar bowl, coffee, or tea service. Base material is bronze with a micron silver plating. Matte finish
Teaset from Marla Dawn design, features a unique double spout and two teacups that share a single saucer. For those oh so intimate tea occasions.
Reggeli Toaster- Contemporary design to suit the modern lifestyle. Toaster has been designed from observing user needs. When not in use the board acts as a lid keeping the toaster clean.
Don't panic that the 'calm.' mug is sold out.
Bulldog Gin - its got asian infusions like longnan ("dragon's eye"?) - but really i love this bottle - the rugged look, yet that subtle glass collar is great. And the url looks like bulldogging almost
Belu - Sustainable British Water. Yes you read that right... in fact the bottle is made of corn (no, not the cap though)...
Merry Mimomas! The geniuses at Mimoco made xmas come a few days early here at NOTCOT... see what goodies they sent!
New Tree Gourmet Belgian Chocolates - i love the packaging and the delicious flavors like Sexy, Blush, and Vigor.