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.
Exhibitions and Events
Last week saw the first annual DIFFA Picnic by Design in New York City. The event is a summer design soiree that features picnic baskets designed by renowned and up and coming designers all for a good cause (Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS). We loved this entry by New York-based Input Creative Studio.
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.
Del Popolo is a mobile pizzeria that roams the streets of San Francisco in search of hungry masses in the mood for rustic, Neapolitan-inspired pizza. Mastermind Jon Darsky travels in a twenty-foot transatlantic shipping container that’s been re-purposed and modified into a traditional pizza kitchen. A glass door exposes the interior, including a traditional Italian-made wood-fired oven.