The Wall of China

I couldn't resist taking some photos of the "wall of china" at one of my favorite coffee spots Xococava located near St Clair and Yonge in Toronto. Not only do they make divine chocolates (great for holiday gifts which is why I dropped in this week) they also make one of the best cappuccinos in the area. The shop is long and narrow and you cannot miss "the wall" as you sit right at it while sipping your coffee. I always get a kick out of the wall of broken china--creative, fun and irreverent. There are literally hundreds of broken pieces of china smashed and embedded into the plaster wall. Sometimes you catch the teapot spout sticking out of the wall, and other times the salt and pepper sh

Anatomy of a Teacup: The Marriage of Ceramics and Business

Anatomy of a Teacup : The Marriage of Ceramics and Business There are comforting routines people do when they are sick. So when I came down with the flu last week I switched to tea from coffee for the duration. When I got to that certain stage of recovery where you are still sick but feeling well enough to feel sorry for yourself, I decided that I would “treat” myself to tea in a proper teacup. My collection of mugs was not going to cut it. The proper china teacup was titled “White Mist” and made by the Ulverston Ridgway company in England. I actually looked at the teacup and its design and began to properly appreciate its merits: and may I add, without the assistance of any phar

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