Touch of Modern : Menu Teapot and Cups


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.

Product Details

— Comes with Simple Tea Infuser System 
— Set Includes Teapot and Two Cups 
— Modern Silhouette 
— Holds 1.5 Liters

  • ColorsClear
  • MaterialsGlass, Stainless Steel, Plastic Silicone
  • Measurements7"L x 9"W x 7"H
  • OriginUSA

$64 Menu Teapot and cup set

Robert Siegel Ceramics

NewImageA 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


Fika Cups

NewImageWelcome 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


Therm-O Terra

NewImageA 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

Lolita Stainless Steel cup

NewImageI'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


Borosilicate Glass Water Cooker

NewImageOK, 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

Pools Collection :: Fleet

Fleet poolcollection 01

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?

Fleet poolcollection 02Fleet poolcollection 03

Ceramic French Press

cafe style ceramic french pressI've been looking for a good french press for a long time now, and last week I was absolutely delighted when a picture of these Ceramic Cafe´ Style Coffee / Tea presses from Golden Calf arrived in my inbox. I'm absolutely in love with them, especially the turquoise one in front. Lucky for me Maxwell Silver has had the turquoise and mandarin in stock, but if you are wanting another color you need to do some searching. For Life Design has red and white (also available through amazon) but I haven't found any of the other colors available online.  Does anyone have any experience with these french presses? Do you have a favorite french press? Ceramic Cafe´ Style Coffee / Tea presses $36

Check out the french press for one too!


Stanley Nineteen13

NewImageIt'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

Anton Decanter

NewImageI'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

Via Wantist

Lekker Home has a whole bunch of equally swoonable glassware and decanters worth looking at too.

Brookfarm General Store

brookfarm general storeI'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



Modern Picnic

NewImageThe 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

Please excuse me while I pay some bills...