Love this flame red Fat Lava bowl. It has no backstamp but likely to be of West German origin.
How do you like your eggs? I like mine soft boiled in a Melamine egg cup and depending on my mood I choose between pastel and bright. Love the colours, the shape and the fact that they can’t break (well nearly). Produced by Melaware in the 60s.
Bargain: £1 each on Camden Market and a set of 4 for £10 at the Ally Pally Vintage Fair
Who says it was dull and grey behind the Iron Curtain? This patterned loveliness produced by VEB (Volkseigener Betrieb – The People’s Factory) Haldensleben instantly became my favourite ‘Fat Lava’ piece. I only regret that I didn’t buy the second, slightly smaller edition as well.
Spitalsfield Market for £20. Thank you people!
Manufactured in the 60s by Crown Devon this pattern was adapted from the 60s fashion designer Mary Quant‘s ‘Carnaby daisy’ design. Painted in the era’s most popular colours of reds and oranges this jar is a perfect example of the 60s ‘Flower power’ spirit.
Bargain: Kentish Town charity shop for a couple of £.
Lovely breakfast plates produced by Midwinter in 1962 in the ‘Fashion Shape’. The pattern, based on a pleasingly 1950s abstract display of stylised leaves, was created by Midwinter‘s top designer Jessie Tait and is known as ‘Cassandra’. Continue reading
1960’s electric coffee mill by German manufacturer Krups. The motor purrs smoothly and is quieter than most of it’s modern day cousins. Making coffee in the morning has a brand new appeal and it grinds the perfect icing sugar too.
Deal: Found at the Arena Antik Markt in Berlin for 12 Euro
My favourite Meakin pattern. The ‘Inca’ pattern was designed by Jessie Tait. Continue reading