Have you heard of Celadon? Founder, Monica Yip, was raised in Hong Kong surrounded by antique and contemporary Chinese literature, calligraphy, paintings and ceramics. Inspired by her past, after relocating to London she decided to create Celadon, a company creating photo frames and albums, notebooks, notecards, and their signature fortune shaker containing 38 numbered fortune sticks - fun for your next party without the calories (fortune cookies).
I like Celadon because they are contemporary yet timeless and totally functional - nothing you have to keep high on a shelf for fear of someone touching it. Combining an eastern aesthetic with western sensibilities, items are eye-catching and tactile, unique and colorful - the colors remind me of some of my favorite foods like chocolate, pumpkin pie, avocado, watermelon...
(images from celadon)