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Tosh’s team retro melamine set from Bouf


Cast your mind back and you may remember the London Folk Mugs – a bit of a mystery as to their designer, other than they looked really good. Well now all becomes clear. They were designed by Tosh and the same characters also crop up on this Team retro melamine set, available from Bouf

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John Lewis summer folk bowls

Summer folk

Wanting to entertain in style once the sun comes out again? Take a look at John Lewis's summer folk bowls. Made from melamine, they're ideally suited for a spot of outdoor entertaining.

However, it's the colour and the design that really attracted us. As their name might suggest, the style looks towards the Scandinavian folk look. More specifically, the pattern is reminiscent of the Cathrineholm Lotus pattern of the 1960s, executed in bright, eye catching colours that are perfect for sunny days. 

A large bowl costs £4.80, while you can buy a small bowl for £2.40. 

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60s style Nina dining range at Habitat

Nina platter

The Nina dining range, new in at Habitat, uses bright 60s-style shapes and colours to create an impact. 

The bold colours give the dishes a Pop Art flavour, while the 'slinky'-like shape included in the pattern references another key 60s art movement, Op Art. To complete the look, the range is all made from melamine and includes the platter shown above, as well as trays, dishes and even salad servers. 

If you like this look, you may want to take a look at Habitat's Evelyn lightshades which use a similar pattern. 

Prices start at £2. 

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Categories / Design and Interiors, Food and Drink

Michelle Mason London tumblers


 We've shown you Michelle Mason's '50s tinged London designs before, specifically on her cushions. A more accessible way to introduce the design into your home is with these London tumblers

The tumblers feature the same retro illustrations – Routemasters and teashops and all – and are made from melamine, making them the perfect things for kids or for trips away from the city. 

The tumblers cost £7.99. You can also get a melamine mug for the same price. 

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Bob’s Your Uncle retro roadside signs plates


Get that American diner feel in your home with these roadside signs plates from Bob's Your Uncle.

The set features four plates based on photographs taken on a road trip around the States. From retro lettering to illuminated pigs, the images selected are pure Americana. And, because they are melamine, the best news is you can take them on your own road trip too. 

Bob's Your Uncle is a Boston based company, established by a British couple Martin and Michelle Yeeles. Their other products include plates based on scenes within a diner and trays featuring more old signage. 

This set of plates costs $40.

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