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IngenuiTEA teapot

Adagio1This teapot from Adagio Teas infuses the tea, and leaves zero chance for a mess. When tea is ready, simply place it atop your cup. This will cause a valve at the bottom to release: crystal-clear tea flows down, while the mesh filter retains all the leaves at the bottom. Easy to clean and dishwasher safe and made in Taiwan of food-grade plastic. It comes with a durable stainless steel mesh filter and “BPA-free” pre-printed on the multi-lingual box.

Paula Deen Country Barnyard Collection Brings Bucolic to the Kitchen

Inspired by Paula Deen’s love of country farms, Meyer Corporation, U.S. introduces Paula Deen® Country Barnyard, a new assortment of kitchen accessories spotlighting a quartet of classic farm animals – cow, pig, sheep and rooster. Designed in crisp white with illustrations of each farm animal in shades of blue, Paula Deen Country Barnyard is crafted in a mix of materials, including durable ceramic, sturdy and lightweight melamine, stain-resistant enamel on steel, and natural acacia wood. The collection’s nostalgic and playful styling celebrates the peaceful charms of country life and timeless appeal of farm animals. Faux hand-painted soft blue stripes on some of the items, which echo the design of country-style kitchen linens from the 1940s, further accentuate and enhance the collection’s nod to our pastoral past.

Countertop items in the Paula Deen Country Barnyard collection include a ceramic Tool Crock ($19.99), and an assortment of kitchen tools featuring solid acacia wood, and acacia wood handles with silicone heads that are each decorated with various farm-life motifs. The Kitchen Tools line includes a 12.5-inch Spatula and Spoonula in a set of two, a 10-inch and 12.5-inch Solid Spoons sold as a set of two, a set that includes a 12.5-inch Solid Spoon and a Slotted Spoon, a 12.5-inch Solid Turner, a 12.5-inch Slotted Turner and a 10-inch Solid Spoon.

For baking and serving dessert, Paula Deen Country Barnyard offers the following accessories made from dishwasher safe melamine: 3 Piece Mixing Bowl Set (Rooster 1 Quart, Pig 2 Quart, Cow 3 Quart), Cake Stand; Cake Serve and 2 Piece Set (Cake Stand and Cake Server). The Cake Stand and Cake Server feature a delightful stacked farm animal motif, and the mixing bowls include a rubberized base for added countertop stability, along with a generously sized lip for extra support when lifting the bowls.

The retro-style, enamel on steel Paula Deen Country Barnyard Pie & Cake Carrier is durably constructed to protect baked goods during transport. The locking lid – which provides 4.5 inches of height clearance – includes a sturdy handle for easy carrying of all types of desserts, including layer cakes, pies, tarts, and more.

Also made of easy to maintain enamel on steel is the Paula Deen Country Barnyard 3 Piece Canister Set, which offers tight-fitting acacia wood lids and silver knobs. Ideal for countertop display and storage of often-used dry ingredients, the small, medium and large-size canisters whimsically blend the collection’s signature motif of farm animals and retro country kitchen linen.

The new Paula Deen Country Barnyard collection will be available at retail nationwide in fall 2017.

illy Caffè Launches illy Art Collection with Ron Arad

illy caffè launches its latest illy Art Collection featuring designs by world renowned architect, Ron Arad. The illy Art Collection is a series of coffee cups by artists that the Trieste-based company has produced since 1992. Some of the most prominent contemporary masters on the international art scene, along with emerging young talents, have transformed the everyday coffee cup for this series – in this case the white porcelain lily cup introduced by the architect and designer Matteo Thun – into a cult object.

illyThe Ron Arad illy Art Collection was inspired by the spontaneous interaction of light silk fabric draping randomly on a cup and saucer. This inspiration resulted in a design that is both realistic and abstract, a reference to something functional, but without actually being functional. With the use of sinuous lines, this design combines Ron Arad’s desire and everything that materials can offer. The cup collection features six abstract designs representative of Arad’s contemporary design style, available in sets of six espresso cups, two espresso cups, six cappuccino cups and two cappuccino cups.

Ron Arad is a Tel Aviv born architect and designer known for his experimentation with materials, forms, and structures. His design work can be found in a variety of museums and gallery collections across the world including Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris, the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, the Victoria & Albert Museum in London, and the Vera Design Museum in Germany and architectural projects include the Tel Aviv Opera house, Belgo restaurants in London, the development of a project for a Sport Café with cutting edge interactive audio and video technology for Adidas and Kronenbourg – a high-tech private residence in London. Ron Arad’s designs have been selected for the new Adidas Stadium in Paris, as well as the Maserati showroom in Modena.

A preview of the Ron Arad illy Art Collection will be in Milan at the Salone del Mobile from April 4-9 alongside his installation in the Courtyard of Honour of the State University of Milan. The Ron Arad illy Art Collection cups are available for purchase online at www.illyusa.com and at illy caffè coffee bars and shops.

Pricing:

  • Six espresso cups: $150
  • Two espresso cups: $55
  • Six cappuccino cups: $175
  • Two cappuccino cups: $60

Ironwood Gourmet Cheese Board & Knife Set

28681_CheeseBoard_KnifeSet_600x400Ironwood Gourmet, a Fox Run USA brand,  joins the kitchenware manufacturers celebrating the strength of Americans’ interest in quality cheeses with its new Cheese Board & Knife Set, launched in March at this year’s International Home + Housewares Show. The acacia wood cheese board covers a wood box with inserts that hold three utensils for cheese service: a fork, Parmesan Knife and Spreading Knife for a beautiful set that would make a gorgeous gift. The set measures 9 inches by 9 inches and is 1.75 inches high. It retails for $68.99.

EveryWare Global Changes Corporate Name to The Oneida Group

EveryWare Global, one of the world’s leading marketers of dining and food preparation products, announced a key initiative to support the company’s transformation, growth and cultural development strategies.

The company changed its corporate name to The Oneida Group, leveraging the iconic dining brand and reflecting the company’s commitment to driving innovation in the dining experience. Anchor Hocking, a subsidiary of The Oneida Group, will continue to produce and market glassware to the consumer and specialty markets.

“Rebranding our company as The Oneida Group allows us to emphasize our long-standing leadership in dining and food preparation,” said Patrick Lockwood-Taylor, Chief Executive Officer. “We are building on our heritage and committed to delivering innovative additions to our portfolio of products. The Oneida Group is focused on creating value by designing, marketing and manufacturing the best dining and food preparation products in the world, providing the best service to our customers and growing our company efficiently and sustainably. This alignment of our brands is the next step in our growth strategy.”

The company’s principal brands have more than a century of customer trust and loyalty. Oneida, founded in 1848, has been a staple in homes, fine dining establishments, family restaurants and hotels for decades. The Oneida portfolio spans a broad range of products including the finest quality flatware, porcelain dinnerware, stainless steel and silverplate serving dishes and tableware. Anchor Hocking, by its predecessor company, began producing glassware in 1873 and today is a leading designer, marketer and manufacturer of quality consumer products that it sells to retail and specialty markets, hospitality channels, and original equipment manufacturers. Anchor Hocking manufactures nearly all of its products at the company’s facilities in the United States and markets its products internationally.

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