PUBLISHED : Sunday, 29 January, 2012, 12:00am
UPDATED : Sunday, 29 January, 2012, 12:00am


Glazed and confused

Amsterdam-born, New York-based artist Brigitte Bouquet creates crockery that wouldn't look out of place at the Mad Hatter's Tea Party. These ceramic matzo bowls are part of the artist's Wobbly Plate series; each piece is handmade and covered with lead-free glaze. Available in all the colours of the rainbow, they'll liven up your breakfast, lunch or dinner. HK$190 at Mirth, Mezzanine Floor, Yip Kan Street, Wong Chuk Hang, tel: 2553 9811

Mad platters

Decorated with ultra-cool and fun designs, tableware from French Bull features hip interpretations of robots, superheroes and jungle animals. Collections include these robot plates made from scratch and shatter-resistant melamine, which are free of BPA chemicals. Bowls and cups are also available. The robot collection is available in four colours. The superhero and jungle collections come with four different characters or animals. HK$95 at

Fork before you can run

British company TumTum set out to create cutlery and tableware for children, taking into account the needs of little fingers and how they manipulate their utensils. For toddlers, forks are shaped like a bowl to help scoop and hold food and spoons have straighter edges to help scoop sloppy food. Designs include this Tiny six-piece cutlery set, with puzzle characters that can be mixed up to create new species of animals, providing hands-on entertainment at the table. HK$169 at Bumps to Babes, Units 14-18, 21/F Horizon Plaza, 2 Lee Wing Street, Ap Lei Chau, tel: 2552 5000

Have a rice day

French design company Pylones turns the ordinary rice bowl into a talking point. The large serving bowl from the Uncle Ho series comes with a metal lid to keep the rice warm and is available in blue, yellow or red. Mini rice bowls depicting Chinese doll faces are also available. HK$528 (large bowl) and HK$118 (mini bowl) at Pylones, shop 3229, Gateway Arcade, Harbour City, Kowloon, tel: 3188 5928