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Friday, July 26, 2013

Modern finds: Buddha and Ooma bowls

I love to mix vintage modern with new modern design. It's such a seamless match-up.

The latest addition to my list of things to buy are Buddha bowls. These functional and beautiful bowls are designed to fit into the palm of your hand and have a convenient hole for your thumb.

Although the color selection varies from store to store, I've seen them in tofu (white), olive, black bean (black), shitake (brown), aubergine, buttercream, Pacific (bright aqua blue), saltwater taffy (light turquoise), Moroccan (deep blue), Provence (dark cobalt), green curry (light) and snowpea (bright green). I want a set of four in tofu, but they would be fun to mix and match. The best selection of colors can be found at Flavour Design, but their price is $32, while most stores have them for $28.

I also found the divided Ooma bowl in the latest Uncommon Goods catalog. These are designed to rest on your hand, with your thumb on top. They would be so handy for parties or for having a few chips and your favorite dip in front of the flat screen. These bowls sell for $25.

And see how great they look with Russel Wright Iroquois Casual?


Buddha bowls
vivaterra.com

Sizes available
flavourdesign.com

Ooma bowls
uncommongoods.com

Ooma bowls
uncommongoods.com

Russel Wright Iroquois Casual
replacements.com

12 comments:

  1. Lovely cups and bowls, Dana! I love organic shapes like that, they sit so well in the hand and are great for the eye too:-) Gorgeous colors!

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    1. I'm always in search of the perfect extra large cup. I think I've found it.

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  2. Oh they're just delicious. I'm a sucker for a cool bowl. I've not seen these before either. xx

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    1. They may have been around for a while, but they're new to me too. Now I have to have them.

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  3. They are lovely Dana, I can imagine sipping my morning coffee from a big Buddha. They look like they'd be very nice to hold.

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    1. I'd want the Buddha for coffee too. Wouldn't it be perfect?

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  4. They're both wonderful! Nice match up with the Iroquois.

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    1. I do love the way they'd look with my Iroquois!

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  5. I have never seen these before. Nice find. I think the former residents of Denwar Pottery would approve!

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    1. I think you're right. I can just picture them on a table with a Denwar Bantu pitcher.

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  6. I love Vivaterra and uncommon goods...if I had room I'd buy a zillion of these. They are so cool. I don't remember seeing the ooma bowl...now I need a few!

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    1. Uncommon Goods contacted me today about seeing this blog post and offered to do a giveaway, so you may be getting one. :)

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