flower dish by masanobu ando

by Grace Bonney

Over the past year or so, I’ve been drawn more and more to Japanese design. I haven’t been this interested in ceramics from Japan since college, so it seems about right that my interests would circle back around ten years later. These beautiful flower dishes were made by ceramicist Masanobu Ando and come in a serene blue/green glaze. I love the irregularity in the forms and how each feels like a one-of-a-kind design. As pretty as these would be to display, I’d have to use them for everyday eating — they’re far too gorgeous to save for special occasions. If you’d like to pick up a dish or two, you can order them online ($45–$175) right here at Mjolk. xo, grace

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  • I like white or soft white dishes. Food just looks strange when its on a plate full of color. I think the food should be highlighted, not the plate. I once had a purple plate set (I was only 20 when I bought it – what did I know) and food looked horrible on it!!

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