As a tea drinker myself, I am glad to see a new speciality store that’s giving tea the same artisanal treatment that coffee seems to have been enjoying in recent years. The newly opened P & T store in Berlin (standing for Paper and Tea) is a veritable paradise for tea connoisseurs. Not only does the store sell a wide selection of speciality teas and brewing tools, but they also stock a carefully chosen selection of paper goods too.
Full transparency is generally a good policy in life, and apparently in brewing tea as well. This glass teapot from Menu was designed by Copenhagen-based Norm Architects, and incorporates a tea infuser within a completely transparent glass pot. This Scandinavian design visually adds to the experience of making tea.
American designers Rich Brilliant Willing have launched, along with Karlsson’s Gold Vodka the open edition RBW Bar Kit. Starting with the notion that the best ideas are left unfiltered, Rich Brilliant Willing created a family of objects that pertain to the ritual of drink making.
Urban beekeeping has become a huge trend over the last few years with bee colonies taking up residence on city rooftops around the world. The trend has also given birth to some beautiful products for honey-enthusiasts including this Hive honey set by the Brooklyn-based beekeepers Biodidactic Designs. The jar’s hexagonal shape is inspired by honeycomb structure, and the beautifully crafted honey dipper is made from sustainably raised American Sugar Maple. Read the rest of this entry »