There's a distinctive fishy and fifties flavour to the Jonathan Adler Neptune range.
The range includes trays, plates and tumblers, all decorated with stylised fishes that have depicted in various stages of blue. Like all of Jonathan Adler's design, there's a definite retro feel to the design – in this case, it looks towards the 1950s. Just compare and contrast Marianne Nilsson's Herring Design (or even the fish in our recently featured Picknick design). This range offers an easy way to pick up a serving of style.
Prices start at £5 for the glasses, with this salad plate costing £6.
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Regular readers will remember that we featured the Umbra Fishcondo when it was discounted at Achica just after Christmas. Well, Achica has just started another Umbra sale for the next day or so – and the Fishcondo is discounted once more.
As we mentioned back then, this is a modernist-style house for your fish, designed by Teddy Luong and with the option to add other floors by simply buying an extra one. The inner glass bowl is removable for cleaning, with the outer shell made of durable ABS plastic.
Achica has it discounted until the end of tomorrow, down from £49 to £25. Note that you’ll have to sign up to view (and buy from) Achica, but that’s free and very quick if you’ve not done it before. Fish, of course, are extra.
While you may not be able to afford a modernist apartment for yourself, this FishCondo is surely the next best thing: a Le Corbusier style development for your fish.
A world away from the faux bridges and treasure chests usually associated with fish tanks, this design is all gleaming white and straight lines. What's more, the Condos are stackable so you can buy a few and build your own fishy development, worthy of a Ville Contemporaine.
Each FishCondo costs £40.
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This ceramic fish platter from Sagaform references both its geographical and design heritage.
It's designed to bring a traditional Scandinavian platter of fish-based delicacies to your table while it also has a definite 1950s look, not dissimilar to Marianne Nilsson's Herring design dating from that decade and available from New House Textiles.
This platter is clearly intended for display as well as use, with a hole at the top enabling it to be hung up on the kitchen wall. Like Nilsson's design, it's also available on a jar – perfect for storing away your fishy delicacies.
The platter costs £19.95.
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More fun and attractive retro designs courtesy of ISAK's new mugs. Sandra Isaksson's distinctive designs are as bright and appealing as ever, drawing on a range of influences.
The fish mug has a Scandinavian feel and reminds me of the New House Textile 50s herring design jar we featured a little while back, while the flower design has a similar look to all the reworked Fifties florals that have been seen recently. This design is also available on a pink background and, to complete the set, the range also includes a great pea-pod design.
Both mugs are made from bone china and, thankfully, are dishwasher safe. You can buy them for £7.25 each.
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