Tuesday, 28 August 2012

New! Folk Stripe round coasters, placemats and glass platter

The Alabasta range of tabletop accessories is expanding! I've just designed some new round placemats to complement the rectangular Folk Stripe mats. These ones feature concentric circles like the best selling trays, have a modern glossy finish and come in four tropical colourways. There are four 28cm mats and four 10cm round coasters all made from top quality laminated eucalyptus wood with a heatproof melamine surface. They can be purchased individually so you can choose whichever ones you like most or create a combination, which is what I would do as I like them all mixed up. They are now available to order on Isabel Saiz' newly launched Avenida Home website, as are all the other Alabasta placemats and platters. Find the coasters here and the placemats here.

Alabasta 10cm Folk Stripe coasters
Alabasta 28cm Folk Stripe placemats

In addition to these new mats the 30cm glossy glass platter now has an intensely rich red border with shades of pink, orange, teal and kelly green. It's really vibrant - the photo hardly does it justice. It's great for cakes, bread and cheese but it's also heatproof to 180℃ so ideal for hot pans. Find it here.

Alabasta Folk Stripe Glass Platter

If you're in London and would like to see these and the other Alabasta placemats in real life, they will be on display at Tent London next month where they will be officially launched by Avenida Home on Stand F17. It's at the Truman Brewery in the East End from 20-23rd September and forms part of the jam-packed London Design Festival, a 10 day celebration of London's pivotal role in global design.

Monday, 6 August 2012

Easyjet Traveller inflight magazine, August 2012

Sometimes Alabasta press crops up when I'm least expecting it. Late last night I was settling in to an Easyjet flight from Prague absent mindedly leafing through the inflight magazine whilst eating a soggy sandwich, and out jumped an image of the white Alabasta Folk Stripe tray. It's in a short destination guide to Stockholm and the fine things you can find there... although it would be a good excuse to visit, it's not necessary to get on a plane to buy the Swedish made trays as they are available online and in store at quite a few places now. See the sidebar on the right of this page or check the Ary Trays website for stockists.

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Easyjet Traveller inflight magazine, August 2012