Keep CALMomile and Carry On

Hot news expected from Buckingham Palace? – simply a retirement announcement – no problem.  Sit down and have a cuppa.

Christopher Dresser design – V&A

Can you date the design of this British made teapot?

Perhaps surprisingly, it is over 130 years old – from the Victorian era.

Christopher Dresser designed it in 1879.  It was a prototype and was purchased by the London design museum, the Victoria and Albert Museum, in 2006.


Here is his design for a toast rack – so startling and yet functional that, 100 years after his death, Alessi made it and it is still available on their online website: £135.

Photo by V&A

Good design keeps going.  And, of course, the tradition of tea and toast sails on, regardless.

Published by commaandco

Poet and blogger at encouraging personal creativity and linking arts and life

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