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Linea lidded ceramic pot

Linea pot
Although it's a contemporary design, Linea's lidded ceramic pot has something of the look of studio pottery of the 60s and 70s.

Sadly, I don't think it is hand-made but the stoneware pot does have a rather attractive raised diamond design. Add to that its purple glaze and you've got a piece that looks more unusual than its high street origin may suggest. 

A high street price attached to it too: the pot costs £30.

Buy it from House of Fraser

Categories / Design and Interiors

Emma Dolan 20th-century design tea cups

Admirers of the designers like Clarice Cliff, Susie Cooper and Charles Rennie Mackintosh may want to investigate the work of Emma Dolan and her twentieth-century design tea cups.

Hand-crafted in Yorkshire, Emma recreates their designs using embroidery combined with traditional materials such as Harris tweed and Hainsworth felt. The result are stylish in their own right, such as the Clarice cup pictured which obviously references a Clarice Cliff design. 

Pieces are priced individually but, to give you an idea of price, the Clarice cup costs £160. 

Contact Emma to order through her website

Categories / Design and Interiors

Paradisverkstan pink stripe vase


A contemporary ceramic but this Paradisverkstan pink stripe vase is a perfect finishing touch to a 50s style room. 

The Fifties feel comes from those pastel stripes which go perfectly with the classic shape of the vase. There's a couple of equally attractive variations on the website too, showing the vase with green or brown stripes. The Paradisverkstan pottery has a good heritage too: though it doesn't stretch back to the 50s, they have been producing ceramics in Sweden since 1976. 

This vase costs £55. 

Buy it from Hus and Hem

Categories / Art and Photography, Food and Drink

Kitchen Cupboards print by Anti Graphic


Collectors of vintage ceramics and fans of retro cooking wares may have a cupboard that looks something like the Kitchen Cupboards print by Anti Graphic

It's hand-screen printed and is a colourful depiction of 'lotus' patterned pans and Hornsea-esque pots, shown alongside classic looking sugar shakers and tubes of mustards. The image would be ideal for brightening up a dull kitchen. 

Anti Graphic is the work of Patrick Edgeley who has produced this print in a limited edition of just 60. Each print costs £37.50. 

Buy it from the Anti Graphic online shop

Via Print and Pattern

Categories / Design and Interiors, Food and Drink

Portmeirion Magic Garden limited edition coffee pot

Magic garden coffee

Another company highlighting their heritage: in 2010 Portmeirion celebrates 50 years. They've been looking through their archives and produced a collection inspired by Susan Williams-Ellis' archive designs. This coffee pot is based on a similarly shaped pot they found that was covered in William-Ellis' hand-drawings. These drawings were the basis of the Magic Garden design, which began to be manufactured in 1970. The design looks as current now as it must have done back then. 

While mugs with this design are readily available, this coffee pot is limited to an edition of 500. Each pot costs £65. 

Buy it from the Beth Stevens website