Our new website and blog has been a long time coming and it’s been launched at one of the busiest times of year. December may be Christmas madness for most people but for us the work starts much earlier with buying in August, catalogue work and preparation in September and stocking up in October, but we dropped everything when we were asked by our friends and colleagues at Rice DK to host the UK launch of their new porcelain range. We were particularly excited as Rice has been kind enough to host us for parties in Denmark on many occasion. We share so many core values with Rice: friendship and family; home and hospitality; colour and playfulness; social responsibility and ethical business practice. When they throw a party for their stockists it’s not just business, they make us feel part of the family, so it was like having the family visit us when Charlotte, the creative Director and founder of Rice, asked us to host this party, and family always comes first.
Preparing for the Party
A good party has a theme, right? Because we were launching a range of porcelain we decided a “tea party” would be a good idea, but because no party is complete without a Prosecco cocktail served from a tea pot, it became a prohibition tea party. I’m lucky enough to come from a creative, energetic and dynamic family who love a party, so they were all involved in the preparation. My sister and Dad provided us with music on the violin and guitar and my Mum, who ran cafes and restaurants when we were growing up, helped with the catering making “savoury scones” to serve on cake stands my Dad had helped me create from the porcelain. Jo from Rice made mountains of fabulous cakes. If the success of a good party is in the preparation then we owe it to my family and Jo that the guests all had a great time.
Rice DK Porcelain: Designed for a Brigher, Easier Life
I wanted to design a range which could be used everyday, was bright, bold and beautiful but that could go through the oven and dishwasher and stand up to family life. – Charlotte Guéniau, Founder of Rice
The new porcelain range from Rice is simply gorgeous. With matt gold details and beautiful colour combinations, the range looks great for serving up your best tucker to your mates. Because the matt gold details are not actually metallic, unlike other gold detailed products currently out there, the pieces go through the microwave. Porcelain is also a hard wearing ceramic so it stands up to daily use. These design features don’t compromise the style, however. The range has a beautiful palette of pinks, green-blues and golds with swirly and dotty texture patterns which are totally contemporary.
Rice DK Porcelain: Designed to stand out
Charlotte has created a number of limited edition pieces. Others will be introduced each season so it’s a great range to collect and expand. The current limited edition pieces feature beautiful illustrations of leopards and cockatoos, but Charlotte is known as the wild child of Danish design so we could expect anything next season. It makes it a great range to add to piece by piece as the collection grows.
Up Next: Launching Christmas
Luke and I are at a Rice party in Denmark buying next season at the beginning of next week, however on Thursday 8th we’ll be back to launch Christmas! 6-9pm in our Wapping Wharf shop we’ll be looking forward to the festive season and you’re invited. Simply email us on firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve a place.