Domestic stuff and good design - dinnerware

I had a wee read of my own posts today and realised that I have no idea what I'm doing. Technically, I think I'm getting better. I know how to put credits under photos, shift their position, adjust their size and have added labels to my blog! Content wise? Well, it looks as mad as an old woman's breakfast. (All over the place!) So I thought I'd try sticking with a 'theme' for a week and thought I'd start with the items that have good design and are boringly practical.
There are lots of great stores, online and / or retail that specialise in this sort of thing. 'Top 3' by design is one of my faves and I love receiving their catalogues.

Above are some pictures of my everyday crockery. They are housed temporarily, (as is the case for most stuff about here) in an Ikea Expedit bookcase. (I have 6 of these bookcases. They're so versatile!) For awhile now I've noticed how worn they're looking and so an update will be soon required. They're a mish mash of brands; Maxwell Williams (porcelain), Vue (fine bone china) and Freedom. The bottom picture shows how they have worn. The porcelain gets marked indelibly by cutlery, far more than the bone china which is also whiter and finer looking. I bought the lipped dinner plates from Freedom because I liked their shape. And that lip is practical too! Below are my current 'TOP OF THE LIST' favourites for purchase. They're from Noritake and are designed by Marc Newson. High quality fine bone china. Tick. White. Tick. Lipped plates. Tick. Divine, don't you think?

Photos courtesy of Noritake

They are not available until August here, but can be pre-ordered - at a discounted price!!! Yee Ha!!!

x KL