Ahh. Room & Board, how I love thee. Almost everyting they carry is completely simple without being boring or old-looking (in the bad way). The prices are fairly high, but I get the sense that these are investment pieces and that the quality is top-notch. They also offer things that are truly iconic, and I don't just throw that word around willy-nilly.
I've gotten (and drooled over) the catalogs for years, but I have not yet made a purchase. If I did, these might be some of the items en route to my address.