With busy work schedules between us and daily family life buzzing away we’ve both learned to grab the odd coffee break together during the week. Sometimes it’s stood in the kitchen having a quick catch-up, others we might manage it at the table, but it’s always stove top and in our favourite beakers. Learning to embrace slow living isn’t about lounging around in bed all day (although hello, yes please…) it’s about actively putting time aside to do the things you love. For us, that’s making coffee, the ritual of grinding the beans (we buy small batches from Pact) building up the Stove Top, warming through the milk, drinking in the smell of the coffee as it pulls through. It’s only a small thing, but it matters to us.
Over the weekend, I baked us a batch of fresh cardamom buns and busted out our beautiful Nina+Co espresso cups from her new Breakfast Collection. Made in collaboration with designer-maker studio The Ceramicists, the collection which includes bowls, plates and larger mugs is designed in a gloriously tactile matte black ceramic, part glazed in white leaving a subtle contrast in texture. Very hard to put down. The shape of the handle is unusual too, don’t you think?
Nina is a multi-disciplinary designer, with a grounding in hotel and restaurant design, she also works on community based projects such as a new cafe due to open at Centrepoint, the charity for homelessness. Sustainability is high on her list of considerations using natural materials whether it’s for a piece of furniture or a public space.
Ready to take your coffee break to the next level? I’ve put together a collection of accessories from my shop, from brewers to magazines. Enjoy…
Find Nina+Co ceramics to purchase direct here.
Photography & Styling © Tiffany Grant-Riley