While we’re on it

THANK YOU for all kind and nice comments about Anna‘s and mine porcelain in the last post. You made us feel uplifted and strengthened in such a good way. We really needed that. It has been intense months for us (we are still not in port, but we are getting closer).

I wanted to share some thoughts with you about the porcelain. The plan was to make different designs for the porcelain parts, with different expression. But our wish was that they would “speak” with each other anyway. That the consumers can get a cup with one pattern and mix it with another, just as they wish. How do you feel about mixing, would you appreciate the freedom of choice? Or would you prefer to have the same pattern and style on the cup as on the plate? My guess is that most of you prefer to choose yourself. Or do you think it’s just confusing and disparate?

Some more glimpses of my part of the porcelain (the black bow cup above is Anna‘s design though). Oh, our Tunisian colleagues are going to the Birmingham spring fair (5–9 February, 2012) with all our Rym-designs this weekend. If you are there, be sure to visit Hall 9, Stand 9L52!


71 Responses to While we’re on it

  1. Emily says:

    I love the mixing and matching! So much more fun :)

  2. Charlyn says:

    Goodness, Elisabeth – I want to buy everything that you make! :S

  3. Saga says:

    Det är så himla fint det här! Hurra för er! Och att välja och mixa själv håller jag med om är roligast.

  4. Mixing, of course :)

    Jeg liker å ha forskjellige fat og kopper – kan nesten ikke tenke meg noe kjedeligere enn å ha seks identiske fat, seks identiske kopper, glass osv.

    Men formen kan godt være lik – selv om den ikke trenger å være det. Det viktigste er at delene snakker med hverandre, at de er i familie, på en måte.

    Og det synes jeg dere har klart å få til! Hurra for et fint servise!

    (selv om jeg må innrømme at jeg savner noen gule detaljer, fordi gult er den fineste fargen… og neon-oransje-rosa, kanskje)

    • Elisabeth says:

      Tack Anna :)
      Jag tycker nog att det hade varit kul med olika former också. I det här fallet fanns inte utrymme för det dock. Nu när jag tänker på det hade det i förlängningen kanske varit givande att mixa in second hand delar i konceptet till och med.

      Gult, jo det hade suttit fint nu till våren. Får bli nästa gång!

      • Second hand blandet med nytt har stort potensiale! For mange år siden så jeg en avgangsutstilling på Kunsthøgskolen i Bergen der en keramikkstudent hadde funnet enslige tefat på bruktbutikker som hun hadde laget kopper til selv. De var et helt nydelig konsept, og fantastisk fint gjennomført også.

  5. Laura says:

    Yes, mixing is much more fun. We creative types want to play! :-) Plus, it’s an invitation to buy them all so you have the entire collection, instead of buying just one or two.

  6. It’s perfect…
    like always!!!!

  7. Åsa says:

    Jag vill kunna blanda lite hur jag vill. Gillar era mönster så otroligt mycket. Superfina.

  8. I like ‘confusing and disparate’! There is nothing like mixing up! I really want to get my hands on some of these. When will they be available? Thanks for mentioning the London bit- maybe mail order sometime soon! Jo x

  9. C SATHAL says:

    C’est magnifique !

  10. Erika says:

    Åh, fantastiskt fint – alltihop! Visst säger du till nöt man kan köpa dem, över nätet eller på plats i Sverige? Jag skall börja rensa i porslinsskåpet så att de får plats! <3

  11. Ida says:

    Blanda vilt

  12. Jennifer says:

    I’m turning into a groupie!!

    Beyond amazing.

  13. Linda says:

    Mixing, absolutely!

  14. Inger Marie says:

    Mixing, no doubt :) It’s so beautiful and gives so many possibilities and expressions.

  15. Klara says:

    Wow! Äntligen!

  16. Jess says:

    Friheten att välja! Det gillar jag allra mest. Ser framför mig hur inte bara jag men även gästerna står och väljer med omsorg vilket alternativ som passar just dem. Vilken underbar fikastart!

  17. Ariane says:

    Dear Elisabeth,
    I like the porcellain of Anna and yours very much! and prefer to choose myself… its fantastic!

    x Ariane.

  18. Carly says:

    These are so beautiful and considered, I love the idea of matching your own items to suit your mood! I would love to have a cup of tea in one of these!

  19. Amy says:

    Mix + match is excellent! Matching cups + saucers abound already in the world, so much nicer to mix. I really like the designs, great job!

  20. M. says:

    Like most other people I have from time to time been stricken with a desire to make collections of things. When looking at these porcelain items a strong urge and must-have-desire fall over me. How nice wouldn’t it be with the whole collection of these wonderful cups.

  21. Kylie says:

    I love the idea of mixing different patterns in the same collection. They all have the same ‘feel’ to them so they do match even if the patterns vary. I’d really like to buy some Elisabeth … unfortunately the Rym site was just a homepage with no links to buy or even show your collection! Is that just my computer or because I don’t live in Europe? Or is it the same for everyone? Hope it’s for sale soon :) Kx

    • Elisabeth says:

      Dear Kyile I’m glad to hear that you like what you see! About the Rym-site it isn’t ready yet. In fact all things around this project is new born. Our hope is that things are going to be ready for sale soon though (the products will be available for the whole world). I plan to bring some of the Rym-products to my FLD shop as well. I’ll let you know when things are closing in.

  22. Andrea says:

    Definitely the mix and match! Love this, Elisabeth!

  23. Kathleen says:

    Sweet and lovely pieces! Yes, I’d love mixing them up…cheers!

  24. {gemmifer} says:

    Mixing! So much more fun to be had. LOVE the new designs, ladies!

  25. Heather says:

    I love the idea of mixing and matching, but was curious about how you would present it in shops or online- would the cup and saucer be sold separately, or would you just have a list of available cup and available saucers to choose from with one price. Probably given a choice, I wouldn’t buy a saucer, just a cup since I don’t often use saucers (although they look so cute).

    • Elisabeth says:

      Heather, everthing will be sold separately. Yes the cups are very as in them self too. But in the other hand you have to eat the cake on something ;)

  26. Ohh ja, mixa och matcha älskar jag. Perfekt att ställa fram koppar och fat och sedan låta gästerna välja. Perfekt snackis.

  27. bmo says:

    de pratar ju så bra med varann och vilken lycka det blir nu att köpa födelsedagspresenter och julklappar…bara att fylla på allas lager och aldrig behöva fundera och klura och köpa onyttigheter…ALLA kommer att vilja samla!

    • Elisabeth says:

      Hade varit så kul att se porslinet hemma hos folk. Tänk att få öppna någons köksskåp och – Se där står ju mina koppar! Fåfänga.

  28. kristal says:

    mix and match! totally. absolutely gorgeous

  29. Tina RATZER says:

    I would deffently mix Them.
    I’m Happy to see Them,

  30. Men Elisabeth!
    Det var bland det vackraste jag sett!
    Helt makalöst fint!

  31. Afke Spies says:

    Hi, i love the way you can mix and match yourself, you see it more often too. I like the colours and pictures on your porcelain. wow, its very nice.
    greetings Afke

  32. SARA says:

    Så fint! Gillar bland-idén. Nedersta kombon är fantastisk. :^)

  33. Claire Loder says:

    MIX IT UP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! {life’s too short for matching is my maxim}

  34. Meg Brookman says:

    Someday I hope to own many of your stunning pieces.

  35. Jill says:

    I vote for mixing it up. I love that idea.

  36. veronica says:

    really beautiful and i love the possibility to mix and match. some day you like the black bows and another day it’s another cup. little decisions which brighten up your day :)
    greetings veronica

  37. helie gini says:

    so beautiful !!!!!!waou!

  38. Jennifer says:

    I like the option of mixing and matching ~ its a lot more fun! I always take that notion into my home decor.

  39. I prefer mixing, you did a wonderful job Elisabeth!

  40. Definitely mix & match! I adore your designs and they are perfect for making your own mix.

  41. jenna says:

    definitely mix and match! all the designs are so beautiful, i think it’s impossible to choose just one. :) congratulations, elisabeth, i love this!

  42. Helen says:

    Wow – these are so much fun and different. Can I buy them on-line?

  43. Mezz Coleman says:

    Wow, your designs are beautiful! i’m a longtime admirer of your blog, first time comment leaver!! i particularly loved the pics from your recent Vietnam trip!!such a wonderful palce. From Mezz(all the way from Melbourne, Australia.)

  44. I love disparate cups (and disparate anything)!

  45. Angela Kelly says:

    these are adoreable!

  46. Polly says:

    looks beautiful, I’m all for mixing and matching!

  47. bravo!!!!
    well done elisabeth and anna!

  48. Kate says:

    I LOVE the mix and match. All my current ceramics are mix and match of vintage and new. It’s so much more personal :)

  49. Lorena says:


  50. Wendy says:

    it’s exactly the kind of things i would love to have in my house.. nice work :)

  51. Rosario says:

    I Love them all!!…. Wonderfull…

  52. Amielle says:

    These would be so perfect for a pick me up or to have friends over for a tea party. And the mixing and matching just adds that extra little bit of sweetness to them!

  53. that would look good in my home

  54. leah says:

    from my first apartment and my first loved individual vintage dishes i collected, i’ve been a fan of mixing things up. these pieces absolutely go together, but also have a hint of that collecting-things-one-at-a-time feel that really draws me to them. they’re all really lovely together and alone!

  55. dani says:

    mixing and matching is always fun and gives everyone the chance to be more creative. i love love your lovely cups and plates!

  56. Kalyn says:

    I adore mix and match anything. Where can I purchase your porcelain?

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