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Asian tableware: from Zen to zany

Japan, China and Korea have a long history of creating beautiful table goods, from rustic stoneware to delicate ceramics, sleek lacquered items to whimsical serveware and utensils. This tableware is appearing more and more in decor stores on this side of the world as part of several trends: minimalism, globalism, eclecticism.

Miya Company , based in New York City, imports a wide range of Japanese tableware and gifts. “We’re a third-generation family business that was started in the 1930s by my husband’s great uncle, Chosuke Miyahira,” says spokesperson Heidi Moon.

Homes Right Asian Tableware

This undated photo shows a plate from Miya Company. This plate features a Japanese thatch pattern, melding traditional and contemporary design. (Miya via AP)

Homes Right Asian Tableware

This undated photo shows a bowl from Miya Company. The surprise of this bowl is that it’s not wood at all, but a realistically-patterned ceramic. (Miya via AP)

Homes Right Asian Tableware

This undated photo shows a bowl from Miya Company. Indigo blue raindrops create a pleasing geometric pattern on this bowl that can be used for rice, cereal or soup. (Miya via AP)

Homes Right Asian Tableware

This undated photo shows a mug from Miya Company. Cats are a popular motif in Asian tableware, symbolizing good luck. This mug comes with its own little kitten spoon. (Miya via AP)

Miya was initially a flower shop, and then began offering tableware. Moon says its motto today is “friends don’t let friends use boring dishes,” and that whatever they sell has to be “beautiful, simple, and fun.”

In the utensils department, there are fanciful tongs shaped like cat paws, and a man-shaped chopsticks holder with hollow legs so the sticks make him look like a stilt walker. In the ceramics section, there are plates and cups resembling traditional kokeshi dolls. Blue and white ceramic bowls, ideal for cereal, rice or soup, are stamped with a simple raindrop pattern, and come in sets with wooden chopsticks. There are cleverly designed mugs, too. A calico cat-shaped cup has its own little kitten spoon.

From Jewel Japan, distributed by Miya, a microwave-safe series of mugs printed with modern graphics of cats, whales, or origami cranes come with handy matching lids to keep beverages warm.

Cats are well represented in Asian tableware as symbols of good luck. Along with all the feline mugs, there are playful pussycats gamboling over glass and porcelain plates, and a clever cat-shaped matte black teapot, with the cat’s head becoming a cup.

A striking black and white plate collection by Komon draws inspiration from traditional Japanese patterns like hemp leaves, snowflakes, arrow feathers and thatching.

Run by the Lin family since 1997, Mrs. Lin’s Kitchen in Pleasanton, California, sells table and kitchen goods as well as home accessories. A collection of serveware is designed in the style of 16th century Japanese Oribe ceramics, known for their bold designs and copper green glaze. A pattern called Sunlit Forest evokes sunlight streaming through a woodland canopy at midday.

There are jaunty lidded Chawa Muchi cups, traditionally used for egg custard. Painted with star flowers or clover, they’d make a pretty presentation for a sweet dessert.

Children’s chopstick sets include holders shaped like pandas, cats and bunnies.

Beautiful Wakasa chopsticks are made of hand-lacquered wood that’s then inlaid with shell or pearl in a design meant to evoke the clear, rippling waters of Japan’s Wakasa Bay.

Forget those boring buffet platters; consider a detailed, miniature lacquerware boat or bridge on which to perch the savories or sweets. Red and gold trim accents these glossy black pieces that would bring a touch of drama to the table.

CB2 has a matte-black, rustic, clay stoneware dish set comprised of a cup and saucer, bowl and two round plates with raised edges in the traditional Japanese style.

And School of the Art Institute of Chicago student Louis Kishfy designed a serene little tea mug that marries a gritty, tactile stoneware base with a silken glazed cloak in white, cobalt or sky blue.

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Como’s in Ferndale auctioning off restaurant equipment – Story | WJBK

– A once-popular restaurant in Ferndale is selling its belongings to the highest bidders. Como’s is putting its equipment up for auction online.

Back in September the restaurant was shut down for the second time in a year for food and safety violations. The closure came not even a year after the restaurant’s grand reopening. 

The auction will take place on two dates, January 4 and January 11, 2018. 

Items include bar equipment, dinnerware, kitchen equipment, cleaning equipment as well as dozens of other items. 

For more information on the January 4 auction, click here

For more information on the January 11 auction, click here

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Hit List: Catch the Yas Mall 5-day super sale, dine in the kitchen at Bord Eau, and more

Shop until the new tax drops

If hitting the mall isn’t on your to-do list this weekend, you are doing something wrong. With the impending VAT tax just days away, Yas Mall is in the midst of a 5-day super sale. There are sales and offers including discounts of up to 90 per cent off at select stores and promotions across everything from jewellery to electronics and luxury accessories to homewares. So if you need a new pair of Nikes, or fancy some new accessories from Claire’s or bath products from Bath Body Works, Yas Mall is the place to bag your tax-free bargains before the 5 per cent tax comes in to effect on January 1.

You won’t get Bord in this kitchen

If you fancy French food or have visitors in the emirate you’re keen to impress, Bord Eau restaurant at the Shangri-La in the capital is offering foodies the opportunity to dine in the kitchen, where you can watch Chef Jimmy (pictured) and his team prepare a specially curated menu just for you. While not cheap – the four-course meal costs Dh750 per person – it is a unique experience worth trying at least once. From your table in the corner of the bustling kitchen, you’ll enjoy seasonal dishes that include lobster bisque, snail croquettes, octopus, mushroom pies, scallops with truffle, Wagyu beef and foie gras. We can tell you the French butter and the crusty bread are to die for. But a word of warning: be sure to keep space for the latter dishes. It’s a rookie error to go hard early and then not fit everything in. Go to www.shangri-la.com or email bordeau.slad@shangri-la.com

Chef Jimmy is using truffle in his special four-course menu at Bord Eau, where guests are able to enjoy a meal while watching the team cook. Melina Healy / The National

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Larte opens at Saadiyat

There’s a new “display” worth checking out in the Abu Dhabi art precinct. Contemporary Italian restaurant Larte has just opened its doors, so if you’re heading out to Saadiyat over the next few days and looking for somewhere new to dine, this could be it. The new venue is part of the Larte Project that is “aimed at showcasing modern, contemporary Italian hospitality and community experience, served alongside art, fashion and design”. There’s a large outdoor terrace, cafe, and stylish marble bar area to complement the all-day dining space. For more on the new space go to www.larte.ae – it’s open from 8am to 11pm daily.

Larte Abu Dhabi is a dining space that blends creativity with Italian food. Courtesy Manarat Al Saadiyat

Plenty of ways to see in 2018

New Year’s Eve is just a few days away, and for those not wanting to spend a fortune ringing in 2018, there are plenty of free and low-cost events worth making a beeline. As always, the biggest show in the Emirates will be the special light show – also a Guinness World Records attempt – at the Burj Khalifa. Al Marjan Island in Ras Al Khaimah is aiming for a record too, for the “largest aerial firework shell” display, while here in the capital, Countdown Village at the Corniche is the place to be each evening throughout the weekend. It’s a family-friendly option with dedicated retail and food zones, family entertainment, roaming performers and a fireworks show. Whatever you decide to do, we’re sure it will be fabulous. Enjoy and Happy New Year!

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Asian tableware: from Zen to zany

Japan, China and Korea have a long history of creating beautiful table goods, from rustic stoneware to delicate ceramics, sleek lacquered items to whimsical serveware and utensils. This tableware is appearing more and more in decor stores on this side of the world as part of several trends: minimalism, globalism, eclecticism.

Miya Company , based in New York City, imports a wide range of Japanese tableware and gifts. “We’re a third-generation family business that was started in the 1930s by my husband’s great uncle, Chosuke Miyahira,” says spokesperson Heidi Moon.

Miya was initially a flower shop, and then began offering tableware. Moon says its motto today is “friends don’t let friends use boring dishes,” and that whatever they sell has to be “beautiful, simple, and fun.”

In the utensils department, there are fanciful tongs shaped like cat paws, and a man-shaped chopsticks holder with hollow legs so the sticks make him look like a stilt walker. In the ceramics section, there are plates and cups resembling traditional kokeshi dolls. Blue and white ceramic bowls, ideal for cereal, rice or soup, are stamped with a simple raindrop pattern, and come in sets with wooden chopsticks. There are cleverly designed mugs, too. A calico cat-shaped cup has its own little kitten spoon.

From Jewel Japan, distributed by Miya, a microwave-safe series of mugs printed with modern graphics of cats, whales, or origami cranes come with handy matching lids to keep beverages warm.

Cats are well represented in Asian tableware as symbols of good luck. Along with all the feline mugs, there are playful pussycats gamboling over glass and porcelain plates, and a clever cat-shaped matte black teapot, with the cat’s head becoming a cup.

A striking black and white plate collection by Komon draws inspiration from traditional Japanese patterns like hemp leaves, snowflakes, arrow feathers and thatching.

Run by the Lin family since 1997, Mrs. Lin’s Kitchen in Pleasanton, California, sells table and kitchen goods as well as home accessories. A collection of serveware is designed in the style of 16th century Japanese Oribe ceramics, known for their bold designs and copper green glaze. A pattern called Sunlit Forest evokes sunlight streaming through a woodland canopy at midday.

There are jaunty lidded Chawa Muchi cups, traditionally used for egg custard. Painted with star flowers or clover, they’d make a pretty presentation for a sweet dessert.

Children’s chopstick sets include holders shaped like pandas, cats and bunnies.

Beautiful Wakasa chopsticks are made of hand-lacquered wood that’s then inlaid with shell or pearl in a design meant to evoke the clear, rippling waters of Japan’s Wakasa Bay.

Forget those boring buffet platters; consider a detailed, miniature lacquerware boat or bridge on which to perch the savories or sweets. Red and gold trim accents these glossy black pieces that would bring a touch of drama to the table.

CB2 has a matte-black, rustic, clay stoneware dish set comprised of a cup and saucer, bowl and two round plates with raised edges in the traditional Japanese style.

And School of the Art Institute of Chicago student Louis Kishfy designed a serene little tea mug that marries a gritty, tactile stoneware base with a silken glazed cloak in white, cobalt or sky blue.

  

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Nonstick Cookware Market – Demand for Faster and More Convenient Methods of Cooking to Boost Industry

Global Nonstick Cookware Market: Snapshot

Non-stick is the surface which is coated with a synthetic polymer called Polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) or with ceramic, anodized aluminum, enameled iron which decreases the ability of other materials to stick to it. The term Teflon coating has become synonymous with Non-stick coating in the market. Hence, the cookware is mostly addressed as teflon coated cookware. Non-stick cookware includes fry pan, sauce pan, and stock pots. Non-stick cookware allows the browning of foods without letting the food stick to the pan.

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Online Segment Emerges as Faster Distribution Channel

On the basis of distribution channel, market is divided into online and offline. Purchases are expanding their business globally through online channel also, individual are adopting online purchasing behavior due to lack of time. As result of, online segment is the faster growing segment during the forecast period. There are various types of Non-stick cookware and they are coated with different coating such as Teflon coated, anodized aluminum coated, ceramic cookware, enameled iron coated and others

Surface of the cookware which is coated with a synthetic polymer called Polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) is known as Teflon coating. Increasing focus on health and safety on overall operations in an organization and demand for improved and new products are anticipated to drive the growth of the Non-stick cookware market during the forecast period. The increasing need of safety and convenient cooking have forced many organizations to manufacture cookware which are coated. Furthermore, high demand for ceramic and Teflon coated Non-stick cookware is projected to increase the demand for Non-stick cookware market. The global Non-stick cookware market was valued at US$ 17,363.2 Mn in 2016 and is forecast to expand at a CAGR of 4.1% from 2017 to 2025, reaching a value of US$ 24,696.0 Mn in 2025.

For a surface to become Non-stick, the underlying layer is first roughened to support adhesion, and a number of layers of PTFE are sprayed or rolled on it. It is this number of layers and the quality of the material used in the coating which determines the quality and durability of the coating on the Non-stick cookware. The better the quality of the materials used, the lesser the chances of the coating peeling off. The better quality helps in keeping the Non-stick property of the cookware intact. In order to make anodized aluminum coated cookware, the aluminum is subjected to very high voltage and lower temperature in an electrolytic solution where aluminum is used as an Anode. This results in a hard and durable coating. In enamel coating, the substrate used for the cookware is coated with a porcelain material by firing the porcelain in powdered form on the substrate’s surface at a high temperatures which fuses into a smooth and durable coating on the surface. In seasoned cookware, the surface is coated with a very thin layer of oil and the oil is polymerized to the surface with the usage of high heat for a particular time period. This results in a Non-stick coating on the surface of the cookware

Asia Pacific Market to Witness Promising Growth in Coming Years

According to geography, the market is segmented into five regions namely North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Middle East and Africa and South America. Europe led the Non-stick cookware market in 2016 and is expected to grow at a good pace throughout the forecast period from 2017 to 2025. The primary drivers for the growth of Non-stick cookware market in North America region are demand for safe and innovative cookware. Asia Pacific region is anticipated to experience promising growth in the Non-stick cookware market during the forecast period. This is mainly due to high demand for innovative cookware and developing lifestyle of people living in urban areas.

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Over the last few years, consumers have changed they preference for cookware than earlier. Traditional approach is getting replaced with new and innovative approach which is cost controlled along with quality and efficiency. This is the main objective of Non-stick cookware market. Major Non-stick cookware market players profiled in the report include Berndes, Scanpan, Le Creuset, Circulon, Calphalon (Newell Brands LLC), Moneta Cookware, Gibson Brands, Inc., Farberware Licensing Company, LLC, Anolon, Cuisinart, T-fal, and All-Clad, NeoFlam, TTK Prestige limited, Tramontina, Regal Ware, Inc., PT Maspion, NuWave LLC, Meyer Corporation, Group SEB, Denby Pottery, Bradshaw International, Inc., Conair Corporation Hawkins Cookers Limited.

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China Dinnerware Retailer Serves Up Highest Rating from …

TopConsumerReviews.com 5-Star Blue Ribbon Award

It is our pleasure to name Lenox as our top choice for China Dinnerware as our highest-ranked retailer in 2017.

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. December 28, 2017

TopConsumerReviews.com recently gave a best-in-class 5-star rating to Lenox, a leader among stores offering China Dinnerware.

From dinner parties to traditional holiday meals with family, china dinnerware takes any occasion from everyday to elegant. A tradition dating back at least a century, even today’s modern brides still register for the pattern they want to see on their table – and maybe even on their grandchildren’s someday, as high-quality china is often passed down for generations. However, finding that perfect design by a quality manufacturer can be difficult at best when shopping at brick-and-mortar stores, who often carry a limited selection of brands and patterns. For this reason, many shoppers looking for fine china turn to online retailers, putting the world’s widest selection at a mouse click away. Better yet, these retailers tend to have prices that are more competitive than what can be found in local stores.

“If you’re looking for longevity, quality, and reputation, look no further than Lenox when shopping for China Dinnerware,” explained Brian Dolezal of TopConsumerReviews.com, LLC. “For more than a century, the Lenox brand has been associated with style and service alike; even today’s choosiest shoppers give their fine china the highest possible reviews, and their customer service is second to none. This is most evident in their offer of half-price replacements for older items that eventually break, as well as their 30-day, 100% money-back guarantee on all purchases. It is our pleasure to name Lenox as our top choice for China Dinnerware as our highest-ranked retailer in 2017.”

To find out more about Lenox and other sellers of China Dinnerware, including reviews and comparison rankings, please visit the China Dinnerware category of TopConsumerReviews.com at http://www.topconsumerreviews.com/china-dinnerware/.

About Lenox
Lenox Corporation is a market leader in quality tabletop, giftware and collectibles. The company markets its products under the Lenox, Dansk and Gorham brands. A shared commitment to quality and design puts their brands among the best known and respected in the industry. Collectively, Lenox Corporation’s brands span 340 years of tabletop and giftware expertise. As the most trusted tabletop name in the US market, their bone china is still manufactured at their Kinston, North Carolina facility.

About TopConsumerReviews.com
TopConsumerReviews.com, LLC is a leading provider of independent reviews and rankings of hundreds of consumer products and services. From China Dinnerware to Luggage Stores and Wedding Dresses, TopConsumerReviews.com delivers in-depth product evaluations in order to make purchasing decisions easier.

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