You'll have seen from previous posts that I like a bit of kitchen whimsy.
As well as bento bits and bobs, my house is rammed with culinary nonsense from Alessi (including that Phillipe Starck Juicy Salif lemon squeezer), Koziol, Guzzini and, last but not least, Fred and Friends, purely because the design tickled my fancy - functionality not necessarily a priority (see again Juicy Salif).
It's an easy and not too expensive way of getting a little designer fun into your surroundings.
Smallest M-Cup used for my Butterbean Dip
My latest loves are the M-Cups and M-Spoons from Fred & Friends - a ridiculously adorable range of Russian doll kitchenware, which (obviously) stacks away for your convenience.
The Matryoshka Measuring Cups aka M-Cups come in 1/4, 1/3, 1/2, 2/3, 3/4 and 1 full cup sizes, making them perfect for American recipes.
The Matryoshka Measuring Spoons aka M-Spoons come in 1 tbsp, 1/2 tbsp, 1 tsp, 1/2 tsp, 1/4 tsp sizes.
They're both available in Paperchase and Urban Outfitters, and on Amazon - prices vary as I believe they're imported from the US (in fact I got the M-Cups in Chicago before they were available in the UK).
I'm now after their Store-Ms - their Russian Doll stacking tupperware lunchboxes - but sadly have yet to find a UK supplier ...
M-Cups by Fred (from £9.99)
M-Spoons by Fred (from £5.00)