I once worked for a company and the founder had the following philosophy, “It must be useful. It must work. It must be beautiful. It must be the best of its kind.”  I always liked that statement  as my standards are high too, and if you are like me, you like your belongings to be all of the above. On my dressing table I keep these beautiful orphan teacups for all of the above reasons except that I have repurposed them to keep little things things safe and tidy.