Impressionist Nina Campbell Espresso Cups


Last night I watched the new BBC series Handmade By Royal Appointment – a behind the scenes look at the great pottery institution that is Wedgwood. It made me appreciate the delicacy of working with porcelain and the care that goes into it.

Seemingly following my train of thought a set of new espresso cups from Nina Campbell appeared in my inbox. Hand-painted in rough brush strokes – a cross between an old Impressionist painting and Ikat effect – it’s the sumptuous chalky colours that really do it for me. One dusky pink blended with ochre, another a dense blend of coffee colours and shades of indigo or moss. Made of delicate Limoges porcelain the espresso cups are priced at £99 each. At that price they have to be even more beautiful in person right?

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Author: Rohini Wahi

Rohini is a London based freelance journalist and trend forecaster for the design industries. She has worked for Elle Decoration, Living Etc, Houzz and Design Sponge amongst others.

She loves a period drama and keeps a tidy home. Launched in 2007 The Beat That My Heart Skipped focuses on home inspirations, design trends, lifestyle and food – coupled with an insight into Rohini’s work and home life – from key picks at trade shows to styled weekend soirees. To contact Rohini for queries, work for hire or just to say hi drop her a line at

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