Design Item of The Week, Home & Kitchen 0 comments on Design Item of the Week: Le Creuset Teapot

Design Item of the Week: Le Creuset Teapot

Whenever I’m out shopping for kitchen tools or nice things for the home, I find myself lusting over products made by Le Creuset, a French cookware manufacturer known for its casseroles made in cast-iron. They also make various types of cookware like these colorful kettles. Not only are they nicely designed and are a pleasure to the eyes but they’re are also built to last. The material they are fabricated with is basically enamel on steel, made with robust carbon steel and completed with a vibrant porcelain enamel finish. The dexterity in their creation, combined with their beautiful design is more than satisfying to the home owner.

There’s a huge variety of Kettle sizes, colors, and styles to choose from, made for every kitchen. Below are 3 different kinds of kettles available at Le Creuset.

The Zen Kettle

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The Peruh Kettle set with mugs

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The French Press Coffee set

 le creuset | breadonbutterPhotos taken from www.lecreuset.com 

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Home & Kitchen 0 comments on Design Item of The Week: Nayef Francis

Design Item of The Week: Nayef Francis

Design is increasingly becoming something important when it comes to lifestyle and home interior. What’s more is that design and practicality are becoming a pair. Designers are no longer producing items that have no use and we thus get to enjoy the aesthetics together with the usefulness.

It’s been a while since I haven’t written about Design. I haven’t selected a Design item on the blog since A Whole Lotta Love.  But the ‘Design Item of the Week’ is back on Breadonbutter, offering you ideas, inspiration and beautiful things designed by talented people.

This week, it’s Nayef Francis we’re talking about. A Lebanese Interior Architect, Nayef “pursues his long-life passion for furniture and product design” and exhibits his products in his own gallery in Mar Mikhael, Beirut, “offering a distinctive line of furniture and household items and accessories, exclusively hand made in Lebanon”. He constantly innovates and comes up with fine products.

I’ve chosen two items from his collection that I’ve always had my eye on (and that I will be buying as soon as I move into my own house), made of the same materials – These bottle vases available in different colors, and these layered bowls.

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Layered Bowls

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What do you think? Isn’t it a great idea for a gift? 

P.S. You can follow Nayef Francis on social media here, check their website here, or pass by the showroom in Mar Mikhael, Hadechian Bldg., Ground Floor, Armenia Street, Beirut.

 On a side note, Mar Mikhael is becoming quite the creative district in Beirut and these creative activities are being fiercely supported by the MEDNETA project aiming at enhancing the positive role of “creativity”. Check out their interesting page (here), where events happening everyday around the area are communicated, photos and music related to the neighbourhood’s life and secrets are posted, and updates on the project are shared. 

Christmas, Parties & Happenings 0 comments on Inspirational Photos For Your Christmas Table Setting

Inspirational Photos For Your Christmas Table Setting

My favorite part of hosting a party is the decoration and setting up part. Whether it’s only lighting up a few candles around the house or fixing a nice flower arrangement, it brings me massive happiness. What I enjoy the most in decorating is coming up with a creative table setting. I guess I got a hang of it when I was younger and used to help around the house when my parents were hosting parties (and there were lots of them!).

Nowadays, we are also blessed with internet and more specifically, Pinterest. So for Christmas, I’ve been researching beautiful and fun ideas for a nice table setting and I’ve stumble upon many. I’ve selected a few for you to get inspired! I hope you enjoy it.

Inspirational ideas for your Christmas table setting

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Found on ahouseinthehills.com

Key items: Pine Cones between the candles

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Found on ellematovin.se

Key item: Cozy Tartan fabric

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Found on itsoverflowing.com

Key items: Rustic wood place mat and checkered runner tablecloth

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Found on makinglemonadeblog.com

Key item: Garland lights

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Found on refinery29.com

Key items: Miniature Christmas trees and Christmassy drinking glasses

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Found on refinery29.com

Key items: Black tableware and Fruit decoration

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Found on squidoo.com

Key items: Red place mats and Candy cane decorated candles

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Found on sugarandcharm.com

Key items: Christmas tree centerpiece, Nutcrackers and Cozy mugs

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Found on Pinterest

Key item: Lanterns

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Found on Pinterest

Key item: Fresh Rosemary and Branch centerpiece

 So who’s getting creative this Christmas? 🙂