Dished Out Sex With a Side of Burlesque

Saucy spaghetti anyone? This naughty housewares collection begs a second serving.  

Woman-owned and operated housewares purveyor Dupenny was founded by a cheeky English lass named Emily Dupen-Hopkins. She creates glamour gardens (plus the occasional English one) and sex pots for walls in kitchens out of her studio by the sea: the arty design den of Brighton, UK specifically.

Emily’s elegant 1920’s inspired wallpaper, bone china ceramics and sexy aprons epitomize the vintage pin-up girl, while embracing the uncompromising femininity of modern-day burlesque performance. Granted, half naked housewives finding euphoria in mundane chores like ironing does harken back to a certain feminine mystique, Dupenny’s designs are less about making statements and more about cheekiness on demand and without apology. Dupenny relies on traditional printing methods and manufacturing techniques without mass producing. They also use sustainable materials and packaging and sell in UK-based and local shops, though they do have an online shop for custom shipping to international customers.

Dupenny promises: “Saucy Burlesque bone china ceramic mugs give hot drinks a new meaning.”

Hand screen-printed aprons are made with water-based inks on heavy-weight cotton.

Tea and crumpets with the “Victoria Fancy” throw pillow. 

The “Betsy Battenburg” tea towel on white Linen Union fabric, hand screen-printed using water-based inks.

You dirty dog! Phone-a-spanking art print on FSC certified paper.

Thelma sure knows her way around a Hoover. One heck of a greeting card printed on FSC certified paper in a biodegradable sleeve.

Dupenny was founded in 2009 by Emily Dupen-Hopkins and is based in Brighton, UK. The company’s art prints are environmentally friendly, printed in the UK using water-based inks.
K. Emily Bond

K. Emily Bond is the Shelter Editor at EcoSalon and currently resides in southern Spain, reporting on trends in art, design, sustainable living and lifestyle.