You wouldn't hesitate to give your wardrobe a new-season upgrade - so why not extend the same courtesy to your tea cup? That's the gorgeous idea behind illustrator Sunil Pawar's new line for ultra-hip hot beverage collective, We Are Tea (which you've probably spotted stocked in the likes of Harrods and Harvey Nicks).
Sunil - whose work is favoured by the likes of Kanye West, Kelis and legendary Japanese fashion designer Junya Watanabe - will release a new designer creation to coincide with the bi-annual changing of the fashion seasons, having kicked things off for spring/summer 2012 with these elegant florals.
All the mugs are numbered, limited to 300 pieces, and come with a certificate of authenticity. Think of them as a kind of couture that you can get a little bit of pleasure out of every single day - we are. Plus, as Sunil tells us, "your great-great-grandchildren will make a killing with these at the Antiques Roadshow in 100 years time".
No doubt. Brew's up!
Sunil Pawar v We Are Tea is available to buy now at wearetea.com.