Morning mood is a complex issue. Sunny, when the weekend comes. Cruel, when you feel like five minutes of extra sleep will bring eternal happiness. Confusing, when your favourite song begins to sound frightening because you decided to use it as your alarm clock. This never works. But if you actually make it to the kitchen, to your hot cup of coffee and delicious breakfast, you know everything will be fine. The grumpy mood vanishes and in a matter of seconds, you start to relax. Fifteen minutes, at least. All yours to savour. If you’re still grumpy or feel there’s room for improvement, here is our mood saving homeware kit.
# Breakfast plates
Good morning, grown-ups! We know you’re responsible and have important things waiting for you at work, but unless you woke up with your boss, it’s time for a playful mood. Turn the music on, draw some colourful plates from the cupboard and prepare your favourite treat. There should always be colourful plates in your morning homeware kit or creative prints.
Jimbob Art - Cheese Weasel Side Plate
You can share your food with Mr. Raccoon, Mr. Bear or DJ Badger. They’re usually very generous as taught by their good friend, James Ward. He’s the British designer who signs the wonderful Jimbobart collections, a humorous world where animals have a clear point of view. Mr. Racoon loves a macaroon, for example. You can also meet Mr. Weasel, the ultimate cheese fan, a mouse willing to perform for a cake or a panda bear who decided to add sweets to its healthy leaf meal.
Jimbob Art - Mr Raccoon Plate
Of course, chasing hot air balloons is also an option. Recommended by designer Eleanor Stuart, this seems to be a fun activity to start the day with. Every piece created by Eleanor is illustrated and produced in Britain, the artist carefully selecting UK suppliers to help her bring her amazing collections to life. The wow-factor comes from Eleanor’s vivid imagination and her wish to make people smile.
Eleanor Stuart - Girl With A Hot Air Balloon Plate
# Coffee cups
Why so serious? Have this coffee. It’s a totally different kind, meant to wake you up and bring along the morning fun. You only have to pour your regular coffee in this colourful cup and your mood might start to change immediately. Today’s 'magicians' are Jimbobart and Eleanor Stuart. First of all, let’s make the introductions. Mr. Fox and his coffee cups, Mr. Penguin and finally Mr. Geography Teacher. They’re not lonely types, so you can have three more friends or family members around for a morning chat. Designed by Jimbobart, the stackable coffee cups are produced in England, in Stoke on Trent and feature hand drawn illustrations.
Jimbob Art - Mr Penguin Coffee Cup Set
In Eleanor Stuart’s world of beautiful objects, you’ll find surreal images, balloons, clouds, animals and fantastic story characters. The London-based designer uses a wide range of media for her products, from pen and pencil to digital. Her products are stocked by top British retailers as well as famous British institutions. Eleanor Stuart takes pride on her collaboration with The British Museum or The National Gallery.
Eleanor Stuart - Balloon Mug
Romance is always a mood changer. You can try making your day sweeter with this silver-plated teaspoon set from our homeware kit. Signed by The Cutlery Commission, these precious vintage style teaspoons, have 'His' and 'Hers' hand-stamped onto the face. In fact, the essence of the award winning British giftware brand can be found in its creative messages, hand-stamped on the products.
The Cutlery Commission - Silver-Plated His And Hers Teaspoon
# Creative prints
Don’t forget about creating a special place in the house where you can relax and enjoy a cup of coffee in the morning. The kitchen or the living room are both good options and you can add prints for a touch of fun. They can be slightly eccentric, colourful or have a theme that allows you to experience a positive feeling. Like 'The balloon people' print by Eleanor Stuart or creative prints that feature animals. Here are our suggestions for the homeware kit.
Eleanor Stuart - The Balloon People Print Set