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Item of the day: BeKind cups


We're always on the prowl for things that make us smile, so when we spied these porcelain doodles by Johannesburg-based label BeKind, we just had to share them. They're the perfect expression of illustrator and ceramicist Hannah Hughes' off-beat aesthetic, an eclectic cool that’s hard to pigeonhole, but promises a little something for everyone. The BeKind range of products offers all shapes and sizes of crockery, from bowls and plates to espresso cups and coffee mugs. Signature prints like their spaghetti form figures and moustachioed mugs are guaranteed to delight, but for those wanting something more classic in design, check out their striped and pixelated series. Perfect as a Christmas gift or to liven up any special occasion, these make for the ideal way to bring cheer to the table. BeKind ceramics are available in Joburg from Nap Boutiques, Remedy Design and the local Neighbourgoods Market and in Cape Town at Astore. For more info visit their website or drop Hannah a line at  hanhughes@gmail.com.