In the grand manner of the very best salons of old, this mug is raised up on an arcade so that it may occupy the airy summit of its own 'Piano Nobile'. Elevated above the common detritus of your breakfast table, this dining item elegantly maintains the dignified sanctity of your morning brew.
With the Fan Mug you can have two of the greatest innovations ever to have been developed on the British isles come together -for your delight and delectation- at the breakfast table. The glorious Gothic fan vaults of old here upturned, are the celebratory framework in which the great gift of the morning brew is elevated to positively ecclesiastical heights in its own inverted cathedral. Standing on five sturdy buttresses, these heavenly vaults will dutifully serve your profane morning proclivities with robust fortitude.
Everybody loves a good Entablature -they make everything, well, grander- but all those puritanical architects have left most of us living in homes that can barely lay claim to a centimeter or two of piddling plaster cornice, or -horror- nothing at all. With Entablatower you can reset the architectural balance in any room by introducing a veritable little Campanile of ornamentation, an intensely sculpted collection of forms that whilst holding pens and suchlike, acts like an architectural air freshener radiating out an aura of richness and grandeur into the decoratively deprived room in which it is placed.
A small piece of Roman infrastructure for your bathroom, that with miniaturized monumentality clears the underside of your soap of its suds, which -because the vaults underneath are arranged on an incline- drain neatly out their very own celebratory archways.
The Soapaduct shown in the photos above is in white Glazed Ceramic, but you can get one in black, yellow, blue and green as well.
A circular ceramic vase with a colonnade in-the-round at its base. At the centre of the colonnade is a 'well' whose top sticks up into the cavity of the vase above, providing a deep receptacle for the stems of a couple of flowers, holding them upright in such a way that they do not lean on the rim of the vase.
A 16cm high clasp mug whose interior is formed by five miniature, upturned Fan Vaults (an English Gothic innovation from the 14th Century), contained within a simple circular exterior which opens up with five triangular cuts at the base to reveal the complex geometry underneath. As you drink, and the top of your tea (or coffee) descends, the changing geometric section through the mug is brought into sharp, ornamental relief.
A small piece of architectural ceramic art for your home, a veritable little Greek ruin for guests to discover, and which -handily- you can also put things in.
Like elegant classical architecture but don't have space for an Ionic temple in your home? Well don't worry, with Ionic Assemblage you can get all a temple's best bits in no more than 18 by 12 cm, sized to fit onto and adorn any domestic shelf.
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