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Innovative and Functional Decor to Spice Up Your Kitchen

By: Alexandra Choli - Published: Jan 27, 2009 • References: flickr and designspotter
If your kitchen seems too dull, you can always shake things up with some intriguing tableware, and the following are certain to lighten your mood.

First comes the music, with the curvy Samba Spice Shakers. Inspired by the Maracas, the lively Latin instrument, these handy sculptures spray spices with a touch of music. They are also available for sugar and cocoa for playful coffee breaks, but even standing still they are a melody to the eyes.

Then comes the partying, for which nothing is more appropriate than a set of Dancing plates. This design by Joel Escalona resembles traditional Mexican dresses in cheerful dancing, plus you can conveniently hide bread crumbs.

The Laguna & Surf and Bahia bowls will bring you to a seaside mood with a spacecraft twist. Smoothly surf your salad in the sphere-shaped container and watch your lettuce wave on the inner shiny mirror surface. The Bahia bowl embraces and highlights your cooking with the same polished effects, offering a futuristic allure to your every meal. This is, after all, a celebrity set, awarded with DesignPlus ’08. 

A perfect selection for those on a diet – or dieting-wannabes – is the Supra Functional: an anti-gluttony appropriate collection of dinnerware pieces that will allow others to easily indulge in your portions so that you do not. Not applicable if you are not the food-sharing type.

Oh, and if you assign your Samba pieces to your coffee routine, then Maleehah and Abzari will be most happy to keep you company. An original design by Italian Giorgio Biscaro, it serves the more cultural-minded choices in tableware.

Carrying on our endeavor to spread some joy, here are four more additions that will brighten your culinary undertakings.

Finish your dinner with a tasty ice-cream appropriately served in these Ceramic 3P. The ceramic bowls come with a glossy finish and seem to be kindly presenting you with their offerings. Also perfect for cereal, they can kick your day off with style.

When it is time for your 5 o’’ clock tea, give it an outdoor sense with the Green Thumb. This set of ceramics consists of a watering can jug and flowerpot cups, arousing thoughts of a peaceful coffee or tea serving in the garden.

If it is the ever more popular smoothie you are craving, make your selection from the ingenious Frooty set. It offers a variety of designs and comes in a sleek white finish as well as in several vivid colors for the child in you. Fortunately, considering those short-lived vitamins, the healthy drink has to be drained on one go, since the sensual smoothie cups can only stand upside down.

Talking about unorthodox liquid containers, Boules must a leader in the category. With a raindrop design and the tilted stance, these jolly glasses are inviting to your thirst, plus they pair up charmingly with your Dancing plates and Samba Shakers for a feisty soirée.