Kaku plates by Wasara. The News often serve hors d’oeuvres or beach lunch on these striking disposable plates of Japanese design. They are made of tree-free renewable materials and are biodegradable. $9 for 12 small plate at www.branchhome.com.
Govino wine tumbler. These unbreakable wineglasses are hand-washable or disposable and have a thumb-notch for a good grip. They are made of a polymer that projects the wine’s aroma as much as crystal does. $2.50 each at www.wallywine.com.
Square Chilewich place mats. New bought a set of the popular wipe-clean basket-weave place mats in denim. “I got the square shape so I could fit eight around my smaller island,” she said. $12 each at www.chilewich.com.
Crate and Barrel Marin dinnerware. White Portuguese-made ceramic plates, mugs and bowls are what the News keep on their open shelving. “I love the clean look,” New said. “They look handmade, but I can always get more if I need it.” $115 for a 16-piece set at www.crateandbarrel.com.