Taz ah Mugs by Attua Aparicio Torinos
I first wrote about Thorsten van Elten in 2004 and have enjoyed watching him grow his online design shop ever since. A Brit, who was frustrated by the lack of support new designers were getting, he started his business and now finds, manufactures and sells a wide range of work. And he's got a good, quirky eye and a fun email that keeps you up to date with what's hip in London....
He's also a particularly good design source to highlight at the holidays. A lot of what he sells are gift niche killers. My favorite right now are the Taz ah Mugs (above - models not included) and The Mice in a Pint, which reminds me of my own mouse catching adventures last year. Enjoy!
Traditional Irish Welcome by Peter Mac Cann
Stamp Cups by Barnaby Barford and Valeria Miglioli (Make a stamp with your own coffee and tea drips)
Mouse in a Pint by Roger Arquer (Non-lethal mouse trap)
Is That Plastic? by Yoyo Ceramics (It's a range of ceramic products that are reminiscent of classic Tupperware.)
(First Posted: ThorstenvanElten.com in June 17, 2004)