Who says trays need to be boring? Just check out the patterns on these melamine trays designed by Thomas Paul. Shapes and sizes range from a 13 3/4-inch round to a 12 1/2- by 17 1/4-inch rectangle, so there's a tray to fit any need ― and they're as durable as those bombproof cafeteria trays from school. Sold in sets of graduated rounds ($44 for three) or rectangles ($52 for four). Available from Velocity Art and Design in Seattle (866/781-9494).
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