Thursday, 24 November 2011


Noun: A rare, unusual, or intriguing object.

Recently, I was thinking about random design objects and back to this years BBC Apprentice and the porcelain teapot, that team Logic (led by the series winner Tom Pellereau) tried selling into interior design shops. Then whilst flicking through an old copy of marie claire Maison magazine I found something very similar, which inspired me to write about curios today or in other words objects that are bizarre, intriguing and simply fascinating. What was the designer thinking when they came up with the concept? Do you think you'd have a place for any of these in your home?

Bone china teapot light £95, Tuscanor Lighting
Not suitable for pouring you tea with, but would make for a discussion point over afternoon tea & cake!

Fork & Spoon candle holders £5.50, House Knutsford
Impractical, can't eat with them but a quirky decorative touch for an Alice in Wonderful type dinner party!

Rose Clock £49.04, Hidden Art Shop
A new take on a Victorian ceiling decoration. It makes clock-watching much more glamourous!

Hybrid collection from Seletti, launches at HOME, Earls Court Jan 15-17, 2012
Italian innovative household product company Seletti's Hybrid collection is a set of bowls, plates, mugs, cups & saucers designed  by CTRLZAK that show the juxtaposition of Eastern and Western porcelain in one piece. Each piece features two styles with a colored dividing line down the center. Talk about conversation starter!

A Handful of Plates, designed by Alissia Melka Teichroew
Take a normal plate and squeeze it up - now you can hold it with one hand & eat with the other. Perfect for, where to put my drink..?

“Curiouser and curiouser!” cried Alice 
(she was so much surprised, that for the moment she quite forgot how to speak good English).

1 comment:

  1. Hi Katey,

    Thank you for the mention on your blog. We have re-launched our website recently and have added some quirky new products. Pop over and see what you think.

    Best Regards