Trendspotting: Trompe l'oeil
Looks like: A crumpled plastic cup
But it's: A porcelain tumbler made for hot cups of coffee. Revol Froissés Collection porcelain Espresso Crumple tumbler in Blueberry, Cookworks, $15.
Looks like: A standard-issue plastic colander
But it's: A cool, counter-worthy porcelain one. Donna Hay porcelain colander, Indigo, $70.
Looks like: A cardboard egg carton.
But it’s: A charming ceramic tray for storing your eggs in style. Ceramic Half Dozen egg tray in White, Fishs Eddy, $10 USD.
Looks like: A crumpled white paper bag.
But it’s: A delicate yet striking porcelain vase. Makoto Komatsu porcelain Crinkle Bag vase, MoMA Design Store, $120 USD.
Looks like: Classic cottage-style tin enamelware.
But it’s: Stoneware – dents included! Stoneware Enamel Look mug, Abbott, $5, Espresso Cup, Abbott, $3, and Cappuccino Cup, Abbott, $4. Looks like: A stack of pretty china teacups.
But they’re: Bake-and-serve silicone cupcake moulds. Silicone Teacupcakes cupcake moulds, Ma Cuisine, $22 per set of 4.
Looks like: No-name milk cartons.
But they’re: Artfully crafted porcelain containers for coffee accoutrements. Jeremy Hatch porcelain Best Before creamers, Made, from $45 each. Looks like: A market-stand berry box.
But it’s: A wash-and-serve-style porcelain colander. Porcelain Berry Box colander, Crate&Barrel, $5.