Bone China – Phoebe Richardson

29 Aug

If your idea of a fine piece of china contains florals and pretty scenes, then this post may not be for you. Phoebe Richardson is a London based Graphic designer who strives to put a little something different on your plate.

Photo: Luca Sage ©

Inspired by 16th century medical engravings and bones from the Natural History Museum in London, Richardson has created the aptly named “Bone China” collection.  The name is not the only little sneak of humour in the collection which, like an anatomy class, allows you to construct and deconstruct the human skeletal structure….. who said Interior design was not educational…!!

The plates, which are called “The Super Model”  are designed by Phoebe and produced by The New English. They are also on display at the home of their original inspiration, the Natural History Museum!

 Now if an espresso is more your thing then how about the skeleton stack coffee cups

Image of Stacking Skeleton Coffee Cups (Numbered)

And for those who would love to continue the skeletal theme… you can go all out with the “Gingerdead Men” cookie cutter and embosser….. perfect for halloween, to dunk into your skeleton cups….

Let me know what you think….. in the mean time on with the colourful journey………

Images sourced – Phoebe Richards Blog – Left Hand Right Eye and Luca Sage ©


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12 responses to “Bone China – Phoebe Richardson

  1. This Sydney Life

    August 29, 2012 at 8:30 am

    Love, love, LOVE these pieces (and will definitely be at the Natural History Museum in October – so will look out for them). What a great find, BCD. Just fabulous!

    • birdcagedesign

      August 29, 2012 at 8:31 am

      I think those plates woud be amazing up on the wall… maybe a quirky idea for a modern doctors surgery!!

  2. EverydaySparks

    August 29, 2012 at 2:27 pm

    Very cool, BCD – especially love that stack of skeleton coffee cups. And the cookie cutters! 🙂

    • birdcagedesign

      August 29, 2012 at 5:18 pm

      I thought the cookie cutters might appeal to you… I thiki might invest for the little trick or treaters that decend in a couple of months!

  3. Trèsors De Luxe

    August 29, 2012 at 3:34 pm

    this line of china is amazing..thanks for the inspiration xx ~

    • birdcagedesign

      August 29, 2012 at 5:19 pm

      They are great arn’t they. Glad you enjoyed 🙂

  4. twoblackdoggies

    August 31, 2012 at 10:05 am

    Gingerdead men and the skeleton stacking coffee cups are now on my wish list, always did have a soft spot for the macabre 🙂


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