Sono Studio Dino juicer

$82 Sono Studio Dino juicer Jurassic Park taught us that life finds a way. With Melbourne artist Abbey Mehrten’s Dino juicer, the last skerrick of fresh-squeezed juice also finds a way – straight into your morning smoothie or margarita mix. Handmade in stoneware clay, the juicer is wheel-thrown with individually attached spikes and promises to squeeze “the living daylights” out of fruit. Each small batch has been a sell-out since the Dino’s debut, so those who covet an artisanal punk juicing experience best get in quick.

Milly Dent Corallo bowl

$110 Milly Dent Corallo bowl Sydney ceramicist Milly Dent has a long-held fascination with marine life. Her latest aquatic piece is the Corallo bowl, inspired by the graceful shapes of microscopic sea corals and limpets. Generously sized for hearty servings – dare we suggest linguine with clams – Dent’s elegant and playful design is the kind that feels good resting in your hands, slightly tilted to chase that last delicious spoonful. Each bowl is handcrafted in stoneware clay with earthy pigments and a clear gloss glaze.

Maison Balzac Cello apron

$79 Maison Balzac Cello apron Dressing tables, lighting candles and setting the mood are dinner party essentials. Cult Sydney homewares label Maison Balzac can always be trusted to provide the goods with its playful offering of candle holders, glasses, plates, textiles and other joy-filling wares. New to the party is this elegant cello-inspired apron in 100 per cent organic flax linen, complete with delicately embroidered details. Nodding to Jean Cocteau’s designs for the Ballet Russes in early 20th-century Paris, it’s the brand’s first wearable piece and the perfect hosting accessory.

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Alex and Trahanas Vela cheese knives

$280 Alex and Trahanas Vela cheese knives Sydney-born homewares and fashion label Alex and Trahanas has an ongoing love affair with Italy. In the new Formaggio Odyssey collection, the journey and the destination are cheese – as evidenced in this Vela knife set inspired by the sculptural forms of sailing boats. Devised by leading Italian-Australian industrial designer David Caon, the three-piece set is crafted in olive wood and steel, riffing on a European aesthetic. Perfect for elevating everyday cheese snacking, or kicking off a full-blown festa del formaggio.

Bridget Bodenham pedestal bowl

$115 Bridget Bodenham pedestal bowl Hepburn Springs ceramicist Bridget Bodenham fuses (organic) form and function in beautifully tactile wares, from plates and mugs to oil burners and egg cups. Her Petal pedestal bowls are a smart take on the current cake stand trend, hand- and wheel-formed in two parts with a serving bowl on top and a shapely stand below. Each has its own distinct character, with a mix of scalloped edges, painterly accents and gold trim. Equally great as an everyday fruit bowl or elevated tablescape component.

Homu Ocen

from $20–$110 Homu Ocen Designed in Melbourne by Homu co-founder Han Chin, Ocen is a series of artful tableware pieces hand-blown to mirror water and ice. Featuring sauce, side, dinner and serving plates – plus bowls in three sizes – the range is a modern take on Japanese artisanship with more than a nod to the organic textures of mid-century bark glass. Crafted from lead-free crystal glass, it’s practically begging for an oceanic degustation (or maybe just a helping of cornflakes in the morning).

Reporting by Gitika Garg and Jo Walker.

This article first appeared in Domain Review, in partnership with Broadsheet.