Entries by Sarah Bulmer

This Week in Tabletop Inspiration: Maison Yaki!

At Maison Yaki, the newest project from the team behind Olmsted, the distance between Paris and Tokyo has never been shorter. Petits plats meet yakitori on Executive Chef Greg Baxtrom’s expressive menu, and the front of the house mirrors Chef’s creativity and daring. Contrast abounds throughout the restaurant. Servers sport black and white striped shirts […]

This Week in Tabletop Inspiration: Wayan by Cedric Vongerichten!

Walking through the doorway of Wayan, you’re instantly transported. Antique tealights hang over an underlit bar rich with brass and copper hues. Oversized palm fronds hang lazily over candlelit tables filled with diners in intimate conversation. Faces may blur, but Cedric Vongerichten’s highly conceptual French-Indonesian menu shines in a wide range of dinnerware from Haand […]

Thoughtfully Curated: Fired With Imagination

Morgan Tucker took a trip down under last month to visit the holy grail of pottery. At the Robert Gordon factory, Tucker brings us behind the scenes of one of the world’s most beloved ceramic design studios, one that’s drenched in natural sunlight and steeped in tradition. With an eye toward the future – Earth […]

Plating, expanded: Introducing Boro by Crucial Detail

Crucial Detail’s Boro explores light, transparency, and playful interactions – asymmetrically. It is made of low expansion glass which can easily handle a wide temperature range, allowing for tremendous creativity in plating and presentation, and is available in 6”, 8”, and 10” diameters. LMT is honored to be the first to bring this collection to […]

This Week in Tabletop Inspiration: The Woodlark Hotel in PDX!

Each of our vendors and each of our customers have a story to tell, and it’s our privilege at LMT to help weave the two together. The next time you find yourself in Portland, Oregon, listen to the stories the Woodlark Hotel’s tabletop settings tell. Their roots are found in the Woodlark building’s century of […]

Thoughtfully Curated: Digging Toward the Future

On the heels of our one year anniversary with FELT+FAT, Morgan Tucker muses on the importance of supporting sustainable collaboration in our local hospitality communities.  Fueled by respect of the craft of ceramics, Tucker and the team at the Culinary Vegetable Institute partnered with Nate Mell to experiment with local clay varieties at the Chef’s […]

Provisions Previewed: Barfly Tools of the Trade

Quality mixology programs require heavy duty bar tools. In this month’s issue of Total Foodservice, Sarah Bulmer sits down with Brooklyn barkeep and US Brand Ambassador for Thomas Henry, Chockie Tom, to learn why Barfly by Mercer is her barware brand of choice. Read the full article here.

Thoughtfully Curated: Crucial Detail

In a world where manufacturers are peering over each others shoulders for inspiration, Martin Kastner’s Chicago-based studio stands in a league of its own. Crucial Detail constantly surprises us, no matter the venue or materials used, to create some of the most innovative and design-driven tabletop pieces in the world. In this month’s Thoughtfully Curated […]