Posts Tagged ‘tea’

CreativiTea 3

February 11, 2010

This is post three of a collection of beautiful, unique and creative tea packaging design!

Tbag

This is a student creation although it’s presentation is pretty professional.  The designer is Felix Reinki of Weimar, Germany. I love how functional the “Tbag” design is. It is such a creative use of lettering to grip the rim of the mug and fit into a tear away packet. Excellent design!

Tea to-go sticksThis creative take on tea is called the Tea to-go Stick by Jeeyun Michaella Chung. These bamboo wisks have a tea bag hanging in the center and allow you to better infuse your cup of tea by stirring while steeping. It is an interesting design and a beautiful tea bag, but an awful lot of waste! This seems like something I would like though because I’m a steep and toss kind of girl. I hate to let a tea bag soak for long.

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CreativiTea Two

February 10, 2010

Yesterday I started this series on creative tea package design. I have always really loved package design and they are some of my favorite design projects to take on. Unfortunately packaging projects are less common for me. The following designs take something ordinary and turn them into beautiful works of art. For those of you that are not picky about the origins of your tea and the status of the leaf, these designs…regardless of the tea they hold… encourage buyers of all sorts if only for the uniqueness of their design. You can expect the creative posting to continue into tomorrow!

Origami Tea Bag

These little works of are are by a Russian designer named Nathalia Ponomareva. She has combined the Japanese art of Origami with the Japanese art of tea. Each bag is folded into a different Origami animal and slowly unfirls as it steeps. I also think the graphic design on the box is well done. I am a big fan of clean lines and flat color. The folded tea tab is a lovely touch as well! I am curious though whether or not this tea is available for sale. The package does not seem to have a brand and the shot seems very rendered in places. Either way, I hope it is something making it’s way to the market if it is not there already!

Tpoda

This design for Tpoda is by designer Elisabeth Soos. At this time it is just a concept. The design is creative, and I like that the focus was given to the tab rather than the back. I’d like a better shot of it in action. It seems the boat is a bit large, or rather the mug is a bit small. I wonder about the length of the string in relation to the cut as well…All things I am sure are worked out in the testing of this concept! I would also like to have seen the designer show off a little more how she would have packaged this design. But I love the idea of a little boat floating in my tea 🙂

CreativiTea

February 8, 2010

I love creative package design. It was always something I wanted to get really involved with while I was in design school. Tea is another love of mine, and these beautiful package designs are too creative to ignore!

Hanger TeaThis beautiful package design is by designer Soon Mo Kang. Unfortunately at this stage it is still just a mock-up but hopefully in the future they will be available for purchase. A few practical points had come up with this design regarding the amount of empty space, and whether or not it could successfully ship without losing the T-shirts on the rail.  I am not a big fan of the way it hangs from the edge of the cup…however, during my barista days we often served teas by hanging them over a stir that rested on the rim of the cup. Much more ideal for the coat hanger although not something people would normally do at home. I think that the negative space is OK since the majority of purchases will be made on the factor that the design is novel and it makes sense to be putting them on display like this. Keeping those shirts in place for shipping could be an easy fix. A few slits in the rail to nest the hangers into could be made, even adhesives could be explored. Regardless, it is a beautiful design!

Tea Package

These tea bags are adorable. They relax in your tea like a hot bath (which is normally how drinking tea feels!)

Tea PackThe tea bags feature different characters and come in creative packs that not only hold them securely, they display your characters in their settings. There are also school buses full of kids, A morning radio show setting, and holiday boxes full of reindeer and santas. These bags are designed by a design firm called WDARU for a tea company called MNUM…from what I can gather from their foreign website! As far as I can tell, MNUM tea isn’t for sale yet, at least not in the US!

Two more creative teas to come tomorrow!

We’re All Mad Here

January 10, 2010

Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland will be in theatres March 5th and all of the promotion for this 3D movie has me inspired. I can’t wait to see the effects in action.

I do have to point out one thing that bothers me a bit though. Don’t get me wrong, I love Johnny Depp and no one mixes better with Tim Burton and Helena Bonham Carter but…

All I see here is Elijah Wood!

Aside from that, I can’t wait to see it and I’ve no doubt it will be fantastic. On with the show! Here are some Alice in Wonderland inspired Etsy finds.

Alice in Wonderland Set by Cartbeforethehorse

Alice in Wonderland Set by Cartbeforethehorse

Cartbeforethehorse makes some really beautiful fine folk art dolls hand made with hand painted muslin with a patina leather feel. This Alice in Wonderland set is numbered and signed by the artists and is a limited edition. The pieces are also available as separates in her store. She has some other really beautiful designs and I suggest you look into her etsy store!

Whimsical Mad Hatter Tea Party Chandelier by whimsicalcollections

Whimsical Mad Hatter Tea Party Chandelier by whimsicalcollections

WOW. Have you ever seen anything as wonderful as this? I would love a chandelier like this. I wonder if it would be difficult to make with a tin tea set? I’m not an electrician though so I had better not try it. Whimsicalcollectoins is the expert and they’ve done a wonderful job with this fantastic big of decor!

Tea Time Silhouette Recycled Vinyl Necklace by RandomPerfect

Tea Time Silhouette Recycled Vinyl Necklace by RandomPerfect

This necklace by RandomPerfect is doubly cool because aside from the great design…its made from recycled records! She has a lot of really great silhouette designs in her etsy store but I particularly like the use of the two different chains on this little tea party necklace.

Oh, and one more thing…

Win Some Stuff!

Get over to that post and give me some creative keepsake ideas. The winning idea gets an item of their choice from the Megnificent Made Etsy Store!