Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Housewares: MoMa Sale Section Finds!

I've been on a dishware collecting kick.  In my younger years I ascribed to the "matching" school of thought.  I believed in sets and order.  But over time I've come to favor having stories behind my pieces instead.  I enjoy the quest of hunting down that perfect cloisonné plate, or stumbling upon a chic Georges Briard cocktail glass.  Last month, I found that the MoMa Design Store (a great place to find pieces for any number of collections) offered some particularly lovely finds, and all in their sale section!  Given that I was on a dishware trek, I honed in on this gorgeous porcelain Cup and Saucer and Dessert Plate set by Lee Chi Wing of Miix Design.
The fine detailing on the handle of the cup and the rim of the dessert plate are infused with a fresh, modern feel thanks to a little punch of avocado.  They are delicate enough to feel antique and noteworthy, but hip enough to use any day of the week.  Plus, at $5.95 and $7.95, respectively, they won't drain your wallet.  I quickly bought a pair of each, and can't wait to use them while drinking tea and snacking on cookies during Sunday night Mad Men watching!
For a more laid-back, but still stylish approach, I thought this Whistler Cork Tea Cup by Raquel Castro was another cute steal at $4.95.  Or, for a more artful, handmade feel these Bisque Drip Tumblers by Kimikazu Ito are spectacularly priced at $16.95 for a set of two.

1 comment:

  1. wow, your description of these beautiful saucer and cups are delighful. Remind me of the days when we used to drive, bringing along our young daugthers, around small towns, looking for good findings such as Limoges and British China. Thanks for bringing back those nice memories and wish you keep finding interesting collections to follow.