You could make your regular morning cappucino (skimmed milk, please) like you always do. Or you could get a little espresso powder, shake it over a Megan Herbert stencil and sip your foam through a woodland scene.
No flat surface is immune to decoration, as far as Iceland-based artist Herbert is concerned (even foam). Baking a birthday cake? Use the stencils for a wholly original decoration. Need to wrap the gift? Her crisp papers, dressed up in blood spatter (much, much prettier than it sounds) or sprinkled with snowflakes, make your present clearly the best of the lot. Her eccentric collection comes with matching bows and tiny little gift tags, and the whole range is designed and printed in Iceland on reclaimed deadstock.
And if you’re feeling inspired after your morning caffeine, investigate Herbert’s well-priced, limited-edition prints. Coloured by the artist, they make a plain white wall a lot more interesting.
Available online at meganherbert.com, £1-£80.
Photo: Courtesy of Megan Herbert