The Orla Kiely homeware releases are coming thick and fast at the moment. But – if you're a fan of the look – this new melamine range, available from Illustrated Living, is also bound to appeal.
For a very collectible contemporary design with a 1950s twist, take a look at the Fish ceramics, designed by Carly Dodsley for English Eccentrix.
For homewares with something of a nautical flavour, check out the Anchor ceramic range from Coastal Living: equally worthy of the messdeck or the landlubber's kitchen.
Yoyo ceramics are well-known for their take on design classics, such as the Yoyomaker range: an update of the classic Homemaker pattern. For their latest range Is that plastic too? they look to the designs of the seventies.
The range includes a reinterpretation of a classic thermos flask, a tupperware just and camping mugs – all recreated in ceramic and decorated in a pattern inspired by another household object – the jay cloth. Even better is the range is entirely dishwasher proof.
Prices start at £15 for the mugs.
This collection currently consists of a jug, a mug and a bowl, although other items may be added in the future. The designs start off as pen and ink drawings which are then scanned and transferred onto the ceramics. A particularly nice touch is that as well as the design on the outside, there is a van or caravan on the inside of the piece too. The bowl costs £16, mug £17 and jug £19.
Buy them online from Julia Davey’s website.