I used to never understand why people would spend copious amounts of money on dishware. As a person who is the direct opposite of a homebody – someone who needs to go out and see the world to feel sane. The home was just a place to rest and sleep in between adventures. However, post-pandemic, I’ve become a semi-homebody who sometimes feels most comfortable chillin’ alone at home. I even find myself passing up on plans to stay home and do nothing. Part of the reason for this change is definitely the additional love and affection I now feel for my home after investing in dishware and other home decor.
Dishware is an Investment
Many people say that a room is an outward, spatial extension of you as a person. The way a person’s room looks and is organized can tell you more about a person than virtually any other singular thing. Where my room used to be barren and boring. It is now teeming with things I like, find adorable, and want to keep around me. And so, it is now the space where I am most me.
This did come at a price – a very expensive one at that. But one that I consider worth it, as I now truly feel at home.
One of the first things I did when I started becoming interested in interior decorating was bought new, adorable dishware. I could easily justify the investment. With restrictions on going out, I picked up a new hobby – cooking. With eating and cooking at home, I wanted to make it just as aesthetically pleasing as touring Seoul’s restaurants. And so, these are two of my favorite places to buy dishware. They will undoubtedly make your mealtimes that much better!
Local ceramic studio BeachBound specializes in beautiful cups and plates made out of matte ceramic. Their style is basic, but with colorful paint splatters on it. Their signature sets come in navy blue, orange, and a rainbow hue of mixed primary colors. Although they also have a black set in collaboration with Heights Exchange and are exclusively available in-store.
Their range of cups is considerably bigger than the choice of plates they offer. The matching paint splatter plates only come in one size that is smaller than that of a typical meal plate. However, it is not a bad option if you are practicing portion control. The BeachBound dishes are aesthetically pleasing and photograph well in sets. However, I use them for my daily mealtimes for a small boost of happiness while I eat.
Yes Ceramic is another cute dishware brand that leans more quirky than BeachBound does. Yes Ceramic’s dishware star lineup consists of plates with various pastry prints. You can choose from a selection of plates featuring salt rolls, toast slices, and croissants to go with your meal. It is definitely an adorable look, but one that does not find as much universal favor.
They also carry the cutest range of misshapen mugs, known as their ‘Ugly Mug’ collection. They feature images such as angels – a far cry from the name. Yes Ceramic is also available at Heights Exchange. They are perfect for gift-giving and come in a variety of different sizes, giving customers much more freedom in that aspect. It is the perfect brand if you are looking for statement pieces.
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