Say hello to the latest beautiful thing to drop into my inbox, all handcrafted in the sleepy village of Burcombe in the UK!

John Julian Design is designer/sculptor Julian Sainsbury, and he’s responsible for some very minimally elegant bowls, plates, mortar and pestles, and serving bowls.

His kitchen tablewares are wonderfully classic, but with an original edge β€” they manage to feel new and different, even in their simplicity. Not an easy task! I especially love the Britannia range of porcelain tableware, with illustrations by Laura Carlin.

You can find out more about John Julian Design over on their website, or check them out on Facebook or Pinterest!






  1. how very beautiful and beautifully timed too! i've been adoring Nigel Slater's pestle and mortar for years and wondered where he got it. might have to put this on my christmas list.

    • Haha oh my gosh, that's fantastic!! I'm so glad you've finally found it! It certainly is a gorgeous mortar & pestle, I've got my eye on it now too ;) x

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