I can’t seem to get away from a black and blue theme when I set the table, so I’m going to stop trying. There’s always a lot of white, sometimes gold accents or wood depending on the mood, but otherwise, I like inky blues that disappear into black backgrounds. I’ve had my eye on the following pieces for the dining room because the hues are calling me, and so are the fun and functional designs.

I think I’d buy everything in the Mjolk store but these items would be the first. The black lacquered spoons are pretty enough to display (hell, even the first image is pretty enough to display!) but I would use them all the time. I have a water carafe by my desk and at the table for dinner parties so that refills are easy and encouraged, but theirs with a black coal insert (which absorbs chlorine while releasing healthy minerals) and matching black stopper is stunning. I sort of like that it has a single, important purpose too. It lends a sense of authority to it that matches its design, I think. And then there are these fun and gorgeous crow bottle openers. I don’t need another bottle opener yet I fear I may buy both of these…

…for the same reason that I’d buy these whale tongs fromDesign House Stockholm. Fun! They also have this line of blue and white ceramics and the handless cobalt pitcher is my favourite.

Lastly, I’ve kind of always had a think for blue-painted porcelain. The one below makes me smile more than any other I’ve seen and it’s vintage Royal Copenhagan too (it’s my birthday in about a month, just saying, randomly). Do you hate it? I love him! It. That bird.