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Thursday, March 22, 2007

Movers and Shakers

I never paid much attention to Salt and Pepper.

To be honest, I found them quite boring. Yet, somehow, they were invited to every single dinner party. Not only did they seemed make it around the table - passed from guest to guest - they were even called out by name. They may be social but they seriously lacked a sense of style.

Until now. I've discovered some fresh, new looks for Salt and Pepper that will get the whole party talking.

My favorite salt and pepper shakers are the Jonathan Adler ceramic fish ($48) that are decorated with bold geometric patterns. At two inches tall, these little fish are playful and fun. They come in white or chartreuse (what a chic color!).

At the MOMA Store, I stumbled upon these adorable porcelain Hug Shakers by Alberto Mantilla ($25). The charming characters (who remind me of Casper the Friendly Ghost) affectionately hug each other when not in use.

Also, at the MOMA, these modernist stainless steel shakers are a real conversation piece. Called Wobble ($28), they have a weighted base that keeps them balanced as they "wobble" on the table and prevents them from actually falling over.

And, finally, if you prefer a grinder, these stainless steel cylinders by Crate and Barrel ($19.95 each) are beautiful with clean, smooth lines. No old fashioned grinder to turn...all you have to do is press down on the top with your thumb like clicking a pen for perfectly ground sea salt and peppercorns. Standing only 5.5 inches tall with a 1 inch diameter, these are compact and perfect for meals away from the table.


Anonymous said...

LOVE the fish. Great idea for the next dinner party I go to. I'm certain the hostess won't need ANOTHER bottle of wine or more flowers.

Anonymous said...

Salt and pepper shakers are like accessories for the table!

Love the wobble fun.