Are you familiar with British-Japanese ceramics designer Reiko Kaneko? I first was introduced to the brand when I kept spotting these amazing ‘Lip Tease’ mugs on Pinterest and a few stateside retailers. One day, I finally got curious about the company behind the mug, and was rewarded with such a treat when I finally perused Reiko’s website. If you have a thing for beautiful ceramic pieces like I do, prepare yourself — you’re going to want one of everything.
Reiko grew up in Japan, and its influence on her work is clear, but I love her modern, classic take on many of the pieces. These are things that feel chic now, but will feel equally current years down the road. I was especially drawn to the forms in her Bamboo Vessels collection (and I love how many of the pieces do double duty — the tall form can be used as a large glass for something like beer, but also looks awesome as a vase), as well as the unique ‘mix and match’ vibe of her Petal collection (isn’t it neat how the plates and bowls can all be arranged to form a larger flower shape?).
The company offers a number of ceramic pieces that can be monogrammed, which means major gift potential. These little mugs are super simple, but I love the tiny monogram you can add; similarly, these heart shadow mugs can be personalized on the inside with a name, date, or short message.
I know the star for lots of people will still be Reiko’s Lip Tease and Drip Tease collection. They are super sexy, and you can get ’em in platinum or gold.
Prices listed on her site are in pounds, so for those of us in the U.S., don’t forget to calculate the exchange rate in if you plan on purchasing (as I write this, it’s a little over 1 pound to 1.5 USD). If you want to skip international shipping, you can find a few of the Lip Tease and Drip Tease mugs here; Shopbop also used to sell the gold Lip Tease mug, so here’s hoping it goes back in stock there too!
Long story short, I’m obsessed. Slash, I need more cabinet space in my kitchen!