The Eclectic Cutlery Set is made up of a mismatched selection of knives, forks and spoons, in a range of different styles. The designs include spots, flowers and gingham, with no two being the same to give the overall impression that you’ve collected them individually from markets and second-hand shops.
The sixteen-piece set costs £29.99 from The Contemporary Home.
We've featured the designs of David Mellor on this site before, an 'unsung hero of design in the UK'. Though he worked on many different designs throughout his career, he's best known for his work in metalwork, particularly cutlery. His first, and also one of his most famous designs, Pride, has now been issued for the first time in stainless steel.
Pride was designed back in 1953, when Mellor was a student at the Royal College of Art. It's been in production since the Fifties too, however only in silver plate. It's now been produced in the moderately cheaper stainless steel – retaining the same modern shapes that won the cutlery a place in the Design Centre Awards back in 1957.
Prices start at £7 for a teaspoon and go up to the thousands for some of the canteens.
See the range online
Ok, we'll admit it – we planned on featuring this as the perfect Easter accessory prior to the Easter weekend. Unfortunately the weather has turned a little, so you might want to wait a bit before using the Heals Blyton picnic hamper.
But when the sun does come out, this vintage-style kit will certainly turn heads in the open country. Designed for two people, it offers that red tin shell with a removable willow tray, along with a selection of suitable accessories – two ceramic mugs, two ceramic plates, two knife and fork sets, two embroidered cotton napkins, salt and pepper cruets, 1a mini insulated flask, a cotton plate bag and a cotton cutlery bag.
You can see that in more detail over the page and if you want one, Heals sells it online – £85 is the price.