Wednesday, 13 June 2007

Teacups that get better with age

These are my favourite tea cups. I bought Cowie and myself a pair for Valentine's day but we haven't dared use them yet... kind of defeats the point really.

Here's what the fantastic designer Laura Bethan Wood has to say about her epic cups:

"Stain is a set of a teacups designed to improve through use. This project examines the assumption that use is damaging to a product (For example, scratches on an iPod).

The interior surface of the cup is treated so as to stain more in predetermined places. The more the cups are used, the more the pattern is revealed. Over time they will build up an individual pattern dependent on the users personal way of drinking tea.

Available for £35, please email me for more information and wholesale prices."

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