Magpie Modern Home Collection Will Delight Mid-Century Modern Enthusiasts.

Magpie Modern Home Collection

The Modern Home Collection – A-Z of the Atomic Era is British brand Magpie’s latest mix and match housewares collection. The colorful collection of mix and match plates, mugs, espresso cups, platters, tea towels and more have a distinctly retro feel and feature a witty alphabetical compendium of 26 of the last century’s most iconic designs illustrated in a beautiful vintage screen-print style. Read more

Blue Willow Dinnerware For Video Game Lovers by Olly Moss.


Olly Moss, a designer of whose work I am a giant fan, created these during some downtime. Re-imagining the classic China Blue Willow pattern he’s created Blue Willow dinnerware for video game lovers. Read more

Blue Willow Gets Weird. Multidishes by Maxime Ansiau.

Multidishes by Maxime Ansiau

This wonderfully weird take on Blue Willow dishes, Multidishes by Maxime Ansiau, combines multiple plates into one that can be mounted on the wall as art or used as serving pieces. Read more

Digitally Printed Ceramics And Porcelain By Alice Mara.

digitally printed ceramics by Alice Mara

The next time you find yourself eating over the kitchen sink, the stove, dishwasher or washing machine, you may find that you’re actually dining on one of Alice Mara’s digitally printed ceramic plates. Read more

Wheel Of Nutrition Plates, A Tasteful Collaboration By 3 Designers

Are you eating right?

The wheel of nutrition is a dining plate that reminds us of the fundamental values of healthy eating. The plate comes in three types: Diet, Extra ordinary and Supersize. Read more

Every Drop Counts. Tilted Soup Bowls That Tell A Story As You Slurp.

A series of ceramic tilted bowls with stories and graphics that reveal themselves as you eat by Ayda Angalen. As part of her final MA project in Industrial Design at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, she designed these soup bowls to tackle the issue of food wastage in the domestic environment. The bowls were displayed at the 2009 Maison et Object show and Hidden Art Select then chose to include them in their 2009 product range.

The following bowls are available for purchase:

Catch Me If You Can:



buy them here.

about the artist:
Ayda Anlagan is a London based industrial designer. After a short career in the electronics sector she completed an MA in Industrial Design at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design. Since her graduation she has been working to manufacture and market her own designs.

The Sake Bomb. A Modern Drinking Vessel Inspired By The Puffer Fish

What better eay to get bombed on sake than with the hand crafted ceramic microwaveable Sake Bomb, a modern sputnick looking vessel with four incoporated sake cups that can hold hot or cold sake.

The Sake Bomb is hand crafted in Los Angeles. It is available in a variety of vivid colors with a sealed matt ceramic finish. To ensure the complexity and geometric nature of the sake bomb remained true, the manufacturing process combines both high-tech modern technologies with traditional handcrafted techniques. The vessels were initially design in 3D CAD software and printed using a 3D FDM printer. From these objects plaster molds were taken and traditional slip-casting procedures are employed to create the ceramic versions for kiln firing.

This whimsical pouring vessel is a comical take on the western slang “Sake Bomb”. The inspiration is a juxtaposition of the Fugu Fish (Blowfish or Puffer Fish), the most opulent of sashimi cuts and a WW II sea mine. The small drinking cups perch neatly on the spines making it a compact entertaining tool.

above: the Fugu, also known as the Puffer Fish or Blowfish served as the design inspiration

The Sake Bomb was designed by Alexander Purcell founder of APRRO an interdisciplinary design studio based in Los Angeles.

Available in four colors:

Because the Sake Bomb is ceramic it keeps both your hot sake hot and your cold sake cold. To heat sake you may place Sake Bomb in microwave for a minute. Sake Bomb holds 8 FL OZ (235 ml)

$98.00 USD Buy it here.

Soop Dishes Up Some Fun Tableware

SOOP TablewareSoop is a multi-disciplinary design company, designing products for the home and commercial environment, from tableware to small items of furniture. Their tableware mixes whimsy and wit, with many unusual ideas and concepts. Some of the following plates / didhes are presently in production and available at various design stores or directly from Soop. Others are looking for production and distribution. All of them are imaginative and fun. Read more