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A 130-Year-Old Japanese Pottery Shop Puts a Modern Spin on Traditional Kutani Tableware

A 130 Year Old Japanese Pottery Shop Puts a Modern Spin on Traditional Kutani Tableware tea pottery Japan

A 130 Year Old Japanese Pottery Shop Puts a Modern Spin on Traditional Kutani Tableware tea pottery Japan

A 130 Year Old Japanese Pottery Shop Puts a Modern Spin on Traditional Kutani Tableware tea pottery Japan

A 130 Year Old Japanese Pottery Shop Puts a Modern Spin on Traditional Kutani Tableware tea pottery Japan

A 130 Year Old Japanese Pottery Shop Puts a Modern Spin on Traditional Kutani Tableware tea pottery Japan

A 130 Year Old Japanese Pottery Shop Puts a Modern Spin on Traditional Kutani Tableware tea pottery Japan

A 130 Year Old Japanese Pottery Shop Puts a Modern Spin on Traditional Kutani Tableware tea pottery Japan

A 130 Year Old Japanese Pottery Shop Puts a Modern Spin on Traditional Kutani Tableware tea pottery Japan

Founded in 1879 in Ishikawa, Japan, Kutani Choemon have been creating handmade and hand-painted pottery for the better part of 130 years, and while the history shows in the quality of their work, the subject matter is a bit more contemporary. Skateboarders, surfers, and drummers rendered in blue Kutani color glazes adorn a wide variety of their tableware and tea ceremony utensils, bringing a quirky and modern vibe to a traditionally conservative craft. You can see more over in the Kutani Choemon shop. (via Designers Go to Heaven)

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A Morbid New Way to Count Calories: The Sugar Skull Spoon

A Morbid New Way to Count Calories: The Sugar Skull Spoon tea sugar skulls sugar skulls food coffee anatomy

A Morbid New Way to Count Calories: The Sugar Skull Spoon tea sugar skulls sugar skulls food coffee anatomy

A Morbid New Way to Count Calories: The Sugar Skull Spoon tea sugar skulls sugar skulls food coffee anatomy

To help reinforce their assertion that sugar is evil, the designers over at Hundred Million designed this wicked Sugar Skull Spoon. Cut from stainless steel, this anatomical serving utensil serves as a morbid reminder every time you get a little scoop happy. Though even if you’re not counting calories it still beats a regular spoon. Pick it up on Kickstarter for about $13. (via Cool Material, This Isn’t Happiness)

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A Dragon Teapot by Johnson Tsang

A Dragon Teapot by Johnson Tsang tea sculpture ceramics

A Dragon Teapot by Johnson Tsang tea sculpture ceramics

A Dragon Teapot by Johnson Tsang tea sculpture ceramics

A Dragon Teapot by Johnson Tsang tea sculpture ceramics

A Dragon Teapot by Johnson Tsang tea sculpture ceramics

A Dragon Teapot by Johnson Tsang tea sculpture ceramics

Artist Johnson Tsang (previously) has been posting an amazing series of process photos over on his blog that demonstrate how he makes many of his bizarre ceramic creations. One piece that really stood out is called a Painful Pot, which is a functional teapot being squeezed by a dragon, its head functioning as the spout. (via EPLOD)

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Creature Cups: A Wildlife Surprise in your Coffee Cup

Creature Cups: A Wildlife Surprise in your Coffee Cup  tea home cups coffee ceramics

Creature Cups: A Wildlife Surprise in your Coffee Cup  tea home cups coffee ceramics

Creature Cups: A Wildlife Surprise in your Coffee Cup  tea home cups coffee ceramics

Creature Cups: A Wildlife Surprise in your Coffee Cup  tea home cups coffee ceramics

I love these ceramic creature cups by design group Yumi-Yumi out of Brookyln. At the base of each mug rests an animal that’s slowly revealed as you consume your tasty beverage. Good to the last dripping octopus. (via etsy)

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Tea Illustrations by Andrew Gorkovenko

Tea Illustrations by Andrew Gorkovenko tea packaging illustration

Tea Illustrations by Andrew Gorkovenko tea packaging illustration

Tea Illustrations by Andrew Gorkovenko tea packaging illustration

Tea Illustrations by Andrew Gorkovenko tea packaging illustration

Tea Illustrations by Andrew Gorkovenko tea packaging illustration

Tea Illustrations by Andrew Gorkovenko tea packaging illustration

Tea Illustrations by Andrew Gorkovenko tea packaging illustration

As part of a series of packaging designs for Triptea, designer and illustrator Andrew Gorkovenko created these surprisingly wonderful illustrations utilizing the tea contained within each box. This execution seriously goes above and beyond to create a great brand for simple product. You can see much more on his website. (via notcot)

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The iSaucer

The iSaucer tea iPad coffee

The iSaucer tea iPad coffee

A clever capture by photographer Norah Abdulaziz. I guess if you decide you hate your iPad, you’ve still got this to try.

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An infographic diet: tea, beer, and cupcakes

An infographic diet: tea, beer, and cupcakes tea posters and prints infographics food beer
An infographic diet: tea, beer, and cupcakes tea posters and prints infographics food beer

An infographic diet: tea, beer, and cupcakes tea posters and prints infographics food beer

An infographic diet: tea, beer, and cupcakes tea posters and prints infographics food beer

Ran into all of these today and it seemed like they should go together. First, the Taxonomy of Teas by Wendy Chan, next the 14 Surprising Facts About Beer (a $25 print) by Belancio, and lastly the Anatomy of a Cupcake (a print for $50). (hat tips to pratt, fastco, and designspiration)

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