A couple of years ago we flagged up that Skandium were selling mugs featuring the work of midcentury designer Stig Lindberg – that collection has recently been expanded and now including matching trays and tea towels.
It's hard to imagine cosying up with a piece of Brutalist architecture. But Custhom have been able to transform those distinctively hard lines into their very desirable Hayward textile range.
If you found yourself lusting over Mini Moderns' 1950s-inspired Whitby wallpaper but not able to run to the cost of a roll, they've launched a few options featuring this stylish design that are more purse friendly, such as this Whitby mug.
Featuring a detail of the distinctive seacape design, this mug is only available in one shade – the lido colour, which also matches one of the wallpaper colourways. The mug offers a taster for their full range of Whitby porcelain which is meant to be coming soon to their shop – we'll let you know when it does. Real enthusiasts can meanwhile invest in either or all of a cushion, canvas bag or a tea towel that also features the design.
The mug costs £8.
Buy it online
If you like simple, retro-inspired goods that do what they are meant to, then Utility in Brighton may be your ideal shop.
It's named after the Second World War scheme that produced everyday products under rationing and their aim is to stock no frills, hard wearing goods from all eras. These include some products that are made in-house such as the 1940s inspired linen and cotton tea towels pictured above which cost £9.50 to £10. They also source a wide range of products encompassing hardware and other household goods, as well as a selection of second hand homeware.
At the moment their web shop isn't up and running but you can browse the website and order anything you'd like via phone, email or the old fashioned way of popping into the shop.
Utility is found on North Road Brighton or online here.