1. Golden Bowls
Susan Dwyer of Chicago's Up in the Air Somewhere hand-molds clay and recycled paper into food-safe bowls and vases. She enhances the organic shapes of some pieces by covering them with ethereal gold leaf.
2. Bamboo Trays
Diane Ruengsorn of Domestic Aesthetic in Brooklyn, New York, creates contoured tabletop piecessuch as a topography-inspired sushi trayfrom sustainable woods like bamboo. She's now working with a sawmill collective in Mozambique to produce stunning wooden platters from fallen trees.
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3. Felt Mats
California designer and felt fanatic Josh Jakus, renowned for his woolly handbags and wine carriers, recently launched Fuz, a line of playful tabletop items made from excess industrial felt and recycled rubber. Each Hug set has four place matstwo with "boy" napkin-ring cutouts and two with "girls."