Holiday Gift Guide: Tattooed Tableware
Prolific tattoo artist Paul Timman, who works at LA's famed Sunset Strip Tattoo, teamed up with San Diego housewares company Ink Dish to create tattoo-inspired tableware.
Paul has designed four different sets: Irezumi (shown above), Cherry Ink, Tattoo Lotus, and Tribal Lines. [The Irezumi line was featured in Metropolitan Home's Design 100 last year.] All are made of microwave and dishwasher safe 'A' quality porcelain.
You can buy the pieces as a set or individually online and at retailers including Fred Segal, the Walker Art Center, Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, among many others. Price compare via Google Shopping.
For graffiti lovers, there's New York Delft and London Delft porcelain dinnerware collections by design team Lovegrove & Repucci shown below. They're having a sale now, so the five-piece set, complete with their carry case "FidoBag," runs you $100.