From Julie and Francesca:
We are dangerously susceptible to the quotidian genius of British designer Jasper Morrison's work. He calls his design philosophy "super normal," and describes it as a celebration of ordinary house objects. Morrison has this to say in the International Herald Tribune: "Things which are designed to attract attention are generally unsatisfactory. The objects that really make a difference to our lives are often the least noticeable ones, that don't try to grab our attention. They're the things that add something to the atmosphere of our homes and that we'd miss the most if they disappeared. That's why they're 'super normal.' " His PlateBowlCup line of sturdy bone china dinnerware for Alessi is a case in point. Prices range from $5 for a saucer to $56 for a serving platter; his delicate glasses are a reasonable $7 each. Available at All Modern; a 20-piece dinner set is $183 at Haus Modern.
Below: PlateBowlCup takes you from breakfast, lunch, to dinner.