I'm very taken with the ikat pattern used on the new tableware collection, Hermés Voyage en Ikat, which I came across on the Quintessance Blog. The Ikat pattern, typically used on fabrics has had many iterations over the last few seasons. Hermes, however raised the design bar and re-imagined this age-old hand weaving craft into a beautiful contemporary china pattern. Benoit-Perry Emery, artistic director of tableware at Hermes at the AD Home Show, where the collection was introduced explained ikat "as a timeless Indonesian weaving technique, celebrating the enduring dialogue between East and West." Based on the dazzling jewel tones of sapphire, ruby and emerald, 24 carat matte gold gives an additional burnished elegance to each piece, making this Bohemian-luxe collection the perfect place setting for summer stylish dining.