Teas’ Tea.

I tried a bottle of Tea’s Tea Green White this afternoon and it totally freaked me out. Mainly because I’d failed to notice the word unsweetened on the label, but also because it tastes like tea you would be served in an Asian restaurant. As in actual. real. tea. The packaging is why I picked up the bottle (and paid for it, don’t worry) in the first place. I like the unexpected shape and clean type. The bottle itself feels sturdier than most plastics, so it seems like you could hang on to it and put it to another, reincarnated use. (Watering plants? I don’t know.) Definitely worth a try, I think I’m headed for the Lemongrass Green next. Just don’t say I didn’t warn you about the unsweetened factor!

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Teas' Tea.

I tried a bottle of Tea’s Tea Green White this afternoon and it totally freaked me out. Mainly because I’d failed to notice the word unsweetened on the label, but also because it tastes like tea you would be served in an Asian restaurant. As in actual. real. tea. The packaging is why I picked up the bottle (and paid for it, don’t worry) in the first place. I like the unexpected shape and clean type. The bottle itself feels sturdier than most plastics, so it seems like you could hang on to it and put it to another, reincarnated use. (Watering plants? I don’t know.) Definitely worth a try, I think I’m headed for the Lemongrass Green next. Just don’t say I didn’t warn you about the unsweetened factor!

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Repro Depot.

This past weekend I scavenged through Repro Depot’s fabrics. I’m always on the lookout for fun scraps for future projects and they always have the coolest looking textiles. Here are the fruits of my labor.

First Row: Aviary rose damask – orange, Chestnut Hill chestnut branches – eggplant, Etusko balance – shell;
Second Row: Etusko flower – moss, Manzanita ticking stripe – salmon, Modern Grace houndstooth;
Third Row: Nigella primrose – olive, Nigella wood fern – olive, Sweet gum – spice

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Chatchada.

C h ä t·c h ä·d a, pronounced by inserting ‘t’ and ‘da’ into ‘cha cha’. Crazy name, cool modern design. Each object at Chatchada represents contemporary style and quality manufacturing to the fullest. I can always appreciate clean, simple design.

Mori sake pitcher $25

Paus tea infuser $9

Ball whisk $5

Book darts twenty for $5

Luna tea pot $40

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Global Table.

Located in New York’s SoHo, Global Table houses a carefully edited selection of dishes and accessories from around the world with an emphasis on simple lines and finishes. Right now I’m digging this pitcher ($30 – blue please!), cup (n/a) and tea set ($70).

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Fallen Vodka.

Fallen“prefectly imperfect” – vodka is selling the idea that imperfection is so much more interesting than perfection – and in a vodka, that equates to a much more complex taste than we’re used to. Not only that, but it’s available in three different forms: first, The Innocent – smooth, with distinct rum overtones; then The Hero – clean, powerful and rather zingy; finally, The Outlaw, which can only be described as like tequila, but actually drinkable. And when you’re finished with the bottle, you don’t want to toss it because it’s a piece of art in itself. Cheers!




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Anamorphic.

These Anamorphic Cups by designer Ross McBride are really incredible. The stainless steel cup has a polished mirror finish. The porcelain saucer is printed with distorted images or words. These graphics can only be viewed correctly though the curved, reflective surface of the cup. The image is indecipherable when the cup and saucer are separate. The Anamorphic Cups are the first in the Anamorphic Series range of products. Future items will include a creamer and sugar dispenser, and drinking glasses. Salt and pepper shakers are already available.

I can’t seem to locate a retailer for cups or shakers, though I know they are available for purchase. If I come across one in the future I’ll make an update.

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No. 10 Letterbox.

I’m in love. With a mailbox. That may sound wrong, but it feels so, so right.

The No. 10 Letterbox mailbox by PureDesigner is gorgeous (especially the brushed aluminun which isn’t pictures here). It’s severely unfortunate that they’ve been sold out since February and the site only holds empty promises of remanufacturing them (they’ve been bought out by houseArt).

Sigh…

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Civilitea.

Pratt graduate Annie Lenon breaks into the product market with her Civilitea earthenware tea cups. The double-walled slipcast earthenware cups feature a cast silver boat hardware piece on the side. The tea drinker wraps the teabag string around the cleat, holding it in place. Genius. (Originally posted by core77)

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Cupcake Bakeshop.

I came across a new blog today – Cupcake Bakeshop – written by a woman who tracks down cupcake recipes (as well as creates her own) and posts them all on her blog. Mmm…cupcakes.

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