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I'm a cereal junky. The top of my kitchen cabinets are lined with a Seinfeld-ian number of boxes, and if I've had a bad day, I'll console myself with a hefty serving of granola for supper. But my basic, matte-black breakfast bowls are starting to look a bit tired from overuse, so I'm casting my eye around for a replacement set. Something, hopefully, with a bit more colour or character. Here are a few on my wish list so far:

I like the slightly surreal, other-wordly quality of this Finnish-designed bowl from Mjölk.

Williams-Sonoma's hand-crafted bowl, made in France, has a wonderful depth in its minty green colour. The lovely crackle finish also adds character.

Cobalt is a favourite shade of mine, and I like the simple-but-different shape of this version from Design House Stockholm.

Bodo Sperlein's design classic, available at Oliver Yaphe, probably appeals to me because I like sprinkling dried cranberries on my cereal.

West Elm's Modernist bowl set is bursting with pattern and personality.

Could there be a more soothing way to wake up than with one of these calm-coloured stoneware bowls? I appreciate their weighty look and vintage aesthetic. Unfortunately, The Arthur has already sold out of this set, but at least it gives me something to keep in mind.

See Suzanne Dimma's table setting ideas for more inspiration.

Photo credits:
1. Mjölk
2. Williams-Sonoma
3. Design House Stockholm
4. Oliver Yaphe
5. West Elm

6. The Arthur

Author: 

Matthew Hague

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