Hot New Shop! Shine Labs

bone china napkin ringsOut of all the new companies that were introduced at the International Contemporary Furniture Fair last May, Shine Labs is the one I’ve kept my eye on. Upon entering their booth, the porcelain collection had me drooling and asking a million questions–most importantly, when I could get my hands on it!

Well, the time has come. The San Francisco-based company has just opened its first online shop,, and it’s as fabulous as expected! They have a ton of chic lighting and really unique accessories (the Nautica Votives are wild) but I’m still fixated with my original love: their porcelain bone china. Made by artisans using all natural materials, Shine Labs porcelain is not only durable and luminous, but down-right gorgeous.

A Few of My Faves
porcelain flower napkin ringsNapkin rings—especially the floral variety—often fall into the cheesy realm. But in the absence of bad silk or sequins, these solid, sophisticated shapes read like sculpture.
Rose, Moth Orchid, and Peony Napkin Rings, $12 each.

Tabletop ideasSaid to be leaf-inspired, I look at this pattern and see a series of whimsical hearts. However you’d like to see it, this piece would make for one impressive fruit bowl. Pelargonium Platter, $130

tabletop ideas votive holdersSold for a bargain $32, the Rocca set includes three naturally modern bud vases and a votive holder with the warmest glow.

porcelain planterI just love the simple lines combed through these porcelain planters. Place a fern here, and it will be one of the best thing about owning a house plant. Reef Collection, $22-$50.