Product designers are loving reworking chintzy teacups, and housewares shoppers are drinking up the trend. Urban Outfitters (235 Yonge, 416-214-1466) released a collection of floral and paisley painted china mugs mounted on wineglass stems in August and quickly sold out of their stock. Our newest find is Umbra U+'s limited-edition Tassa line. Designer Michelle Ivankovic hand dips vintage cups and saucers into rubbery pastel silicone, creating a delicious service for mod afternoon teas.
$70, Bergo Designs, 55 Mill, building #47A, 416-861-1821.