Beautiful, playfully-designed dishes, stationery and more. Photographs by Gregor Halenda.

By Christine QuinlanMegan KrigbaumJen Murphy and Nick Fauchald
Updated: March 31, 2015

Folkloric Plates

Folkloric Plates

Iittala commissioned Finnish illustrator Klaus Haapaniemi to adapt traditional Nordic motifs for its “Taika” porcelain collection. From $24; for stores.Winged Tumblers

Winged Tumblers

Vermont-based artist Laura Zindel has updated an 18th-century technique to transfer her pencil drawings of dragonflies and sparrows onto sturdy ceramic tumblers. $39 each; Bowls

Super Bowls

Dutch designer Jorine Oosterhoff’s humorous “Mad Hatter” porcelain bowls look like they might walk across the table. From left: Mad, $250; Maddest, $282; Madder, $258; Spoons

China Spoons

These uniquely shaped spoons are hand-cutfrom vintage porcelain saucers by German designer Gésine Hackenberg. $257 for four; Cards

Tasteful Cards

Letterpress Notes from Pancake & Franks feature graphic motifs such as Black Tea No. 192 and Delft Cup No. 193. $5 each; for stores.Comic Cups

Comic Cups

Pick Your Nosepaper cups named “The Cutie”or “The Leading Man” allow partygoers to try on new profiles. $8 for 24; Metal’s Shining Moment

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