These unique, ultramodern tea sets from Taiwan-based Finding Cheska look like they could've been plucked straight from the set of Mon Oncle. Their designs combine streamlined silhouettes with delightful dashes of whimsy, somehow managing to imbue stark white porcelain with character. My three favorite collections, and their descriptions:
Ambula - "The Ambula tea/coffee set appears to be having a party: the cups are strutting about and the milk and sugar containers are on the move. Everything seems to have come alive and it looks like they're all having a good time. Ambula captures a remarkable moment when plain, everyday ceramic objects acquire a life of their own."
Birdie - "At first glance the Birdie tea/coffee set looks like a family of stylized birds gathering for a chat."
DripDrip - "The DripDrip tea set has a lightly textured, undulating surface and subtle oval curves. This set was inspired by the delicate shape of water droplets as they fall through the air, assuming a variety of shapes along their free-fall journey."
Alas, it appears they're currently only sold in Asia (at Bluestone in Taipei) and Europe (at Merci in Paris), but I've made an inquiry about stateside vendors and will report back.