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Monday, November 8, 2010

"Delicious" doesn't begin to describe

Sometimes I feel I need to hang it up, because on my best day I will never be clever enough to create something as awesomesauce as this - the Palace stacking tableware set. Designed by Alessandro Zambelli for Seletti & SELAB, each "floor" of a porcelain building is a plate or bowl complete with interior floor plan. Flip the "roofs" over for serving dishes. Seriously, how brilliant is this?!








When your repast is complete, stack the floors back up and slide the buildings together to create a Neoclassical cityscape on your sideboard. Delicious!

40 comments:

Mrs Woog said...

oh i love!

Elisa @ What the Vita said...

This is so fun! And the price is lower than I thought it would be.. actually affordable!

Robin said...

Oh! File under "wish I thought of it." So clever and pretty and fun!

sherri said...

fanfrickafrackintastic. love.

Sally J said...

So clever! I love smart people!!!

sarah, flourish design + style said...

Now that's cool!

Julie @ Chapman Interiors said...

You're totally right. I'm retiring, throwing in the towel, calling it a day, because this is SO ingenious and I could never come up with this fabulousness.

Bromeliad said...

Ooooo. So cool. I would make my broccoli spears move from room to room, admiring the architecture.

Appletree said...

so dang cute.

sanctuaryhome said...

Reminds me of these plates that I discovered yesterday and have been coveting - http://www.fishseddy.com/browse.cfm/2,103.html - yours are cooler, of course.

my favorite and my best said...

want want want want want.

Raina Cox said...

sanctuaryhome - Jamie, I didn't even have to click. I love that collection too!

Paul Anater said...

Oh man Raina, where did you find these? This level of genius needs to be trumpeted from the rooftops. Really.

Charlotta Ward said...

Stunning! I LOVE this. I could design a kitchen around it!!

Hope you are well!

x Charlotta

P.S. You've heard about 'Holding Forth' and how I am collating stories and memories from Marija Stephen's friends. Would you be interested in contributing? It's for her family in the end. Something to hold on to and I would love it if you did. x

The Zhush said...

SO fab...love that the design continues into the interior of the plates with the floor plan! Would be a great way for me to distract family and friends from the fact that my actual cooking is so blah!

susieq said...

Wow. I LOVE this. And, yes, it's so well-priced.

A Perfect Gray said...

very. very. cool.

kristina said...

BAAAAAAARG. that is amazing.

Edith Hope said...

Dear Raina, Yes, I have seen these and I totally agree, they are fun and so very stylish. As in all great ideas, they are simple in principle and yet have a complexity which is inspiring.

Melissa Blake said...

How cute! You have a lovely blog, btw!

nkp said...

Speechless.

ModFruGal said...

Wow...love the concept...so now we just need them to explore other styles of architecture..I'll take the Mies series please.

Ceci said...

Yes! Delicious!

I lOVE it!!

kristina said...

so i've been thinking about these all morning. did you know there are more PALACES in the original set??? a plus r only carries five of the nine.

http://www.seletti.com/table/palace/00palace.html

Bri@Meyouandawiener said...

I would say space wise good washing though maybe a pain???

dave said...

I would never leave the table. Hell, I may never leave all the websites linked on this post and in the comments! I had no idea this was a thing and it's brilliant.

Rebecca (Reluctant Floridian) said...

Can these be the Pea's dollhouse?

Topaz said...

My Christmas list is now complete. Thanks, Raina!

Raina Cox said...

Melissa Blake - Hello and welcome to this deliciousness!

kristina - You went above and beyond - thanks so much for sharing your find!

Bri - That occurred to me too.

Rebecca - But Pea would be sad because Mama would always be stealing it.

DAVID McGRIEVEY said...

While I have not now, or ever will consider myself a "delicious dumpling", I followed you anyway. You have a wonderful blog.
X David, NYC

Raina Cox said...

DAVID McGRIEVEY - However you choose to define yourself, I'm delighted to have you here. Welcome to this deliciousness!

;)

Tonia of Chic Modern Vintage said...

There is a store here Nest {Dallas} that sells this. I love it too.

whitecabana said...

LOVE! I've never seen these. I'll have to repost on my blog as these are just too fabulous!
-Jordana

erin@designcrisis said...

These are so super amazing gorgeous, and they aren't even THAT pricey. Perfect holiday gift for someone special... like me.

Modern Country Lady said...

A classic! What a discovery!!Reminds me of the Linley stationary things ( in wood ) but then one step further- and yes, it is actually not that expensive.Thanks for sharing this gem with us.Deeeeelicious!!

tulpen said...

Holy Shit. Never seen anything like that before. Unreal.

Alison said...

Have you seen this? http://charlesandmarie.com/ming-by-ibride

Melamine is so not my jam, but it's kind of a neat concept and it's pretty well done in person.

Raina Cox said...

Alison - So so pretty!

MollyMarler said...

SHUT the front door. Number 8,745 of things I didn't think of first. But could have. If only I applied myself...

Sarah @ Maison Boheme said...

I just saw these in the flesh at NEST in Dallas. They are really cool.