rise & shine

If only the promise of freshly-brewed coffee can rouse you from your pillow, it's time to make the Barisieur alarm clock a bedside staple and wake to the soothing sounds of brewing coffee. It certainly beats the irritating beeps of your phone.

TOP TABLE

Ralph Lauren Home's Mason tableware will instantly transport you to sunnier climes. All about the relaxed atmosphere of the French Riviera, its nautical shades are an ode to the striped parasols dotted around the Côte d'Azur beaches. Each piece is microwave friendly, should your reality require something warm for breakfast.

MORNING GLORY

There's nothing short or stout about Toasts' Handkettle. Its elegant, elongated spout is indulgently long, made purely to enjoy the simple pleasure of slowly decanting your morning brew. Factor in its copper-coated stainless-steel casing and you've got a design worth pouring over.

STORM IN A TEA CUP

One lives on the foundations of an old flower market, the other depicts the brutal beauty of nature across fabrics and wallcoverings, so bring The Royal Opera House and Timorous Beasties together and the results were bound to include statement flora and fauna that promises to bring a twist to the morning's breakfast tea.

FASHION FORWARD

Alessi's new Plisseè kettle by fashion designer, Michele De Lucchi is a surefire way to keep your kitchen surfaces looking elegant and streamlined. Starting life as a folded piece of paper, the Plisseè's shape has been created to resemble the pleats of a skirt, turning an everyday appliance into an elegant work of art. Available in black or white.