I love pretty much everything the Danish design group Menu makes, and this teapot with cups on sale at Touch of Modern is no exception. This is a great example of classic Danish styling topped off with some simple ingenuity. The teapot has a "tea egg" that is suspended by a silicone string and can easily be lowered and raised to get the perfect cup of tea.
— Comes with Simple Tea Infuser System
— Set Includes Teapot and Two Cups
— Modern Silhouette
— Holds 1.5 Liters
- MaterialsGlass, Stainless Steel, Plastic Silicone
- Measurements7"L x 9"W x 7"H
$64 Menu Teapot and cup set
A few weeks ago I went to the Park City Arts Festival. For some reason arts festivals always sound exciting and interesting but inevitably end up having the exact same things I saw the year before. Really, how many different booths do we need for wooden cutting boards made out of different types of wood?
The one shinning star that did stand out was Robert Siegel's ceramics. Sure they weren't totally original, we've seen similar designs from Pigeon Toe ceramics and others, but amongst all the other booths it was a beautiful thing to see. Make sure you check out his Kauai collection shown above as well as his standard line.
All of his prices are very reasonable for a hand made product.
Robert Siegel Ceramics
Welcome back from Memorial Day! Over the weekend between trips to the pool, and smoking ribs I stumbled across these Fika Cups and instantly fell in love with them. To say that their simple folksy/scandinavian art reminds me of Alexander Girard is an understatement. I had to check the description several times to make sure I wasn't missing something. I suppose we can just call them Girard inspired. Speaking of inspired, they also come in an equally charming decorated gift box.
Fika Cups £24
A winter cold has had me feeling kind of down lately, and I've been hitting the hot drinks hard. I wish I had something as pretty as this to tote them around with though. Made from glass, stainless steel, and wood the Therm-O Terra keeps beverages hot or cold all while looking amazing.
Therm-O Terra $37
Yes please! The dishes from Danish company Bloomingville are absolutely amazing. Great color and pattern, and the price isn't bad either. Now if I could just find a place stateside that carries them.
Bloomingville from http://www.woonwinkelsiep.nl
I've been a fan of stainless steel cups for years now, mostly because I'm hard on things and have a tendency to break delicate items. I can't help but think my house would be a little more cheerful if my collection of stainless steel cups were painted like these Lolita cups from India. Available in 4 colors and patterns. Hand wash only.
Lolita Stainless Steel cup $12
Paula Lopez-Otero is having a closeout sell on her gorgeous jumbo sized ceramic cups. Price is $20 each and she currently has Buttercup, Beige, Pistachio, and Coral. Better scoop one up before they are all gone.
Jumbo sized ceramic cups $20
Frankly, I've never used a charger plate in my entire life, but that doesn't mean these awesome painted birch chargers from Wolfum won't make me start! Are you with me??
Just what you need to quench your bedside thirst without compromising your modern sensibilities.
Corky Carafe £35.00
OK, I fully admit the words "Borosilicate Glass Water Cooker" mean nothing to me. I just think it looks good. About:
Holding a good one-and-a-half litres, this beautifully-designed teapot first boils the water for you (the gently domed base ensures that the glass can’t crack when heated on a stove). Then simply fill the sieve with your favourite tea and place it in the boiling water: keep it warm on stove or cooker – no fussy tea warmer with candles needed!
Borosilicate Glass Water Cooker 32 Euro
The Pools Collection from Fleet is a complete ceramic tableware series consisting of mix-n-match vessels and lids that can be used for a variety of purposes: vases, soup bowls, pencil holders, serving dishes, you name it! I'm especially fond of the idea of combining the spotted lid with one of the taller vessels as a vase--what's your favorite combination?
My name is Capree and I approve these mugs! (Also, the brown version looks pretty stellar on that teak coaster, yes?)
Ohh, I love a bit of scandinavian glass ware to start my day off right. This Trio pitcher designed by Camilla Kropp is just the thing too. With three stackable layers of hand blown glass the possibilities are endless.
Trio pitcher $85
It's not often that a brand is able to completely redefine itself, but I have been watching Stanley for the last couple of years, and it looks like they are firmly on the path. While they still have the nostalgic green thermos that we all love from our childhood, they are entering a much more sophisticated era or warm beverage containers. I was lucky enough to have a friend give me one of these white Nineteen13 thermoses a while ago, and I'm still head over heals in love with it. Not only does it look good, but it's super functional thanks to Stanley's strong investment in talented young product designers.
White Nineteen13 16 oz thermos $28
These coasters may be the final cherry on top for my robot obsession! All I need now are some robot drinking glasses* and I'm set... for life.
*If you do happen upon some robot glasses, send them my way and I will reward you with lollipops and eternal love.
I've recently been helping a friend find and restore a vintage bar cart so I have barware on the mind lately. This simple Anton Decanter has subdued modern written all over it. While definetly more on the contemporary side than the MCM side I have a feeling it's clean lines would fit in just about anywhere. Designed in the UK, handmade in Poland.
Anton Decanter $115
Lekker Home has a whole bunch of equally swoonable glassware and decanters worth looking at too.
I'm getting more and more into the simple old world sort of products lately. Maybe it's a product of getting overloaded with all the shiny new modern things I blog about every day. The end result is I love all the mercantile and general stores that are popping up online. Typically they still have a reasonably modern aesthetic, just with a pared down simple material pallet. Brookfarm General Store is a good example of this. They have a wonderfully curated collection of homewares, some of which may look familiar. Check out some of my favorites below.
Tourne Lunch Plate $30
Ice Cube Tray $35
Wire Storage Basket $30
Pendant Light $195
The days are getting shorter and the nights are getting colder. If you haven't had a chance to have a picnic this year, I suggest you get it done quick. May I suggest this amazing white picnic set by Carina Ahlburg. Made of white melamine this durable and beautiful picnic set has everything you need for 4 people. Just add food and good company.
Picnic Set by Carina Ahlburg $81