A handmade wonder, this intricately designed and crafted lamp is made with paper mâché — from recycled materials by artisans in Mexico. It comes in a variety of vibrant base colors, from "Stray Dog Pink" to "Douglas Fir" to "Bahaman Sea Blue," all in low-VOC paint, is topped with a white lamp shade, and can take a three-way bulb. The dimensions are approximately 30 inches high, by 10 inches in diameter.
Olive You — Pillow Cover
This made-to-order pillow cover comes with a white cotton base, red and green felt olive sewn atop the fabric, and hand-stamped text in brown fabric paint. The case measures approximately 16-by-16 inches and is backed with heavy-weight mustard yellow cotton. Complete with invisible zipper closure, and a whole set of care instructions that could make anyone's mind ache, it is recommended for decorative purposes only. (Lest you want the handmade wonder to unravel in your hands.)
Slow Dancing Utensils: Spoon and Fork — Wood Block Print
This digital print, in all its creative and addictive splendor, is mounted on an 8-by-10-inch birch wood block — coming ready to hang, rest, sit, or stand. Each print is produced on Fujicolor Crystal Archive paper with a matte finish, and is applied and sealed to the birch wood with a water-based and nontoxic sealer. Perfection.
Metal Spoons Clock
For a mental clock already always programmed to "time for food," this piece may be problematic. However, it’s also downright awesome. The clock is 15 1/4 inches in diameter and 2 3/4 inches deep, making it versatile for wherever it may go in the home (or in our case, in the office).
These 100 percent cotton dishtowels are not only beautiful but sturdy — and mind-bogglingly functional. Measuring 20 inches by 28 inches, they are machine-washable (although on cold, and a gentle cycle), tumble-dry-able (yes, I just made up the word), and absolutely gorgeous.
Gold Fortune Cookie Necklace
Jewels? Yes, please! This gold-plated fortune cookie, hung on a 16-inch chain with lobster clasp (both equally gold plated) is an unpredictable little addition of food luck into your everyday.
Great Food This Way — Print
Vintage dictionary-page prints have grown to be an absolute obsession, and when they pertain to food, all the better. Approximately 8-by-10 inches in size, no two prints are exactly alike, coming on vintage sheets of linguistic wizardry (and also in a variety of print styles). The frame, however, is up to you.
Yummy Pocket: Sushi — Cosmetic Pouch
Who doesn’t need another pouch? This zipper pouch, measuring 7-by-5.2 inches in size, fits accessories such as phones, pens, lip gloss, money and credit cards, or really whatever you want.
This vintage, silver-plated cutlery is a whole new take on classic revisited. Hand-stamped and made to order, the captions are inventive and each piece unique — offering a variety of purpose, from dining use to decorating to perfect party favors or gift mementos. They’ve even been used in engagement photos. (Although my vote is for good old-fashioned eating use.)
Egg Yolk Pillow
This fun and cartoony pillow is hand-illustrated with a sunny-side up egg digitally printed on the pillow cover. They are made to order, and take some time to process (10 to 20 days for creation alone, before shipping), but are well worth the wait. Measuring about 20 inches on each side, they come square, and are made of Grade A cotton and natural fibers — noting possible irregularities. They have a hidden zipper enclosure and the pillow insert is included. Pop art on a pillow? Ooh la la.