I really like how these measuring cups look like real teacups. The black ceramic cups are pretty enough to display on the counter on a little mug tree or on a shelf in the kitchen. You can use them to measure out 1/2, 1/3, 1/4, and 1 cup.
$24.99, Art Effect
Ibride designs cool serving trays that make for nifty wall art. One of my coworkers put one up on her office bookshelves instead of paperwork. (I approve.) I really like this Diane design with its green color scheme and flowers. It measures 16 inches by 10.5 inches. To check out other Ibride tray styles, click here.
$65.00, Velocity Art & Design
At my office, we get periodic all-company e-mails imploring that the person who swiped someone's baby carrots or whatever return these items to the company fridge immediately. If your coworkers or roommates have sticky fingers when it comes to your grub, try storing it in these things. Labels like "Nuclear Waste: Eat and Glow" might make them think twice.
$12.00 for a set of three, Urban Outfitters
I like how these stainless steel bowls sit slightly askew to offer you easier access to your snacks. They come in two sizes: 7 inches in diameter and 4.5 inches in diameter. The larger one's big enough for a modest offering of pretzels and chips. And the little one is the perfect size for dip.
$10.95 and $19.95 each, CB2
I like how these four wobbly tumblers are all different colors. They're each three inches tall and look pretty on the coffee table. You can also buy a similar set in shades of blues and greens. Or you can buy both sets and have a fun little rainbow glassware set.
$40.00, MoMA Store
I don't like swimming in the ocean, because I'm scared of sea creatures. But I think designer Thomas Paul picked the cutest marine animals to feature on these melamine desert plates. I suddenly have a desire to eat a piece of key lime cheesecake on a pufferfish.
$28.00, Velocity Art And Design
These wobbly plastic bottle openers have personality, although they don't look super bright (maybe because it looks like they're missing some teeth). Also, how smart could you be if you open bottles with your teeth? Oh, well. They're still cute. They come in three different colors, but if you buy online, you can't specify what color you'd like.
$8.00 each, Urban Outfitters
Easter has come and gone, but this stoneware basket can keep your table looking Spring-y. What's really cool is that if you pop it in the oven for a while, and then line it with a tea towel, it will keep rolls, muffins, and other yummy breads warm on the table.
$49.00, Crate & Barrel
If I were to ever cook something, I think these ceramic salt and pepper cellars, designed by Diana Fayt, would be a cute way to spice up a dish. They'd look great on the table too. Now you just need to buy some tiny spoons. The cellars come in four different colors.
$32.00, Rare Device
I could smell spring in the air yesterday (the spring scent must have been working hard to overpower the smell of New York City), and it made me long to see some green stuff on the trees again. Until then, you can add some spring to your coffee table with these clear glass coasters decorated with leafy decals.