Picks of the Week on the blogosphere | 2008.04.13 issue

dinner party invites :: Hansgrohe countertop-mounted pot filler :: aluminum dinnerware from West Elm

The common theme is obvious this week. I am presenting you a dinner party invite, a kitchen gadget and a beautiful tabletop.

black . white . bliss for twoguitars :: Let’s Eat

I enjoy the vintage look of these charming Gocco-printed invites from twoguitars on etsy. Twoguitars is inspired from his various obsessions and addictions: filmmaking, photography, music and travel.

Produced by a graphic designer, black . white . bliss showcases beautiful design things black, white and a few shades in between

GlamNest for LUXURY BEAT. On Tired Feet – Day One

This post reviewed what is going on at The Kitchen and Bath Industry Show. If you are planning an upscale kitchen, you probably look at pot fillers, those handy faucets that hover over cooktops and ranges to make pasta boiling more convenient.

Hansgrohe innovates with the first countertop-mounted unit. Before pot fillers were restricted to wall mounting. Now homeowners have more flexible design options.

Toast and Tables for Design LIFE! Nicole Sassaman’s table setting

I enjoy reading Toast and Tables. It is not surprising since Sarah and I share a love for nicely dressed tables.

This tabletop was created for DIFFA’s Dining by Design event by the celebrity designer Nicole Sassaman. Nicole teamed up with Viking and displayed for the occasion the aluminum and white square dinnerware from West Elm. The result is fresh, modern and elegant. I like this tabletop because it is not over ornate. Over ornamentation was my major complaint about the 2008 DIFFA’s Dining by Design edition.

Buy online: Lets Eat, Set of 5 Gocco Dinner Invites by twoguitars on etsy – price: $12 USD
Buy online: Aluminum and white square dinnerware from West Elm – price: $16-39 USD