The tea infuser gained popularity in the first half of the 19th century. By the time of Queen Victoria, no respectable British household would be without one. However, some argue that when you use a tea infuser, tea cannot flow freely as it traps much of the flavor between and in the leaves. So you should only fill an infuser half full leaving some spaces for the leaves to swell. Common shapes for infusers include spherical, conical and cylindrical, but usual things doesn’t interest pandas. That’s why we’ve picked 15 unique and creative tea infusers!
Wanting to pay tribute to the former restaurant on the site, The Drum, JJ’s Red Hots restaurant asked a long time friend Matt Ludwig of Ludwig Metals to install a fully functional drum fixture in the center of the restaurant. Jonathan Luther, the co-founder of Charlotte-based hot dog and sausage restaurant, made the first sketches in January, and a couple of months later the drum kit chandelier was hanging above visitors’ heads.
If you ever see some wild animal tracks in the cities like New York, Boston or Ottawa – don’t panic! It doesn’t mean that animals have broken out of the zoo. In his newest project “Outliers (Trace)”, talented Canadian artist Maskull Lasserre has designed a collection of shoes that leave realistic footprints of moose, deer, Kodiak bears, rabbits and other animals.
We all have many old and unused items lying around in our homes or garages waiting to be thrown away. However, before you start cleaning your home, we want to show you 20 incredibly creative Do It Yourself projects that may change your mind. You’ll learn that a lot of useless items can be transformed into wonderful creations. You can turn an old glove into a cute chipmunk toy, toilet paper rolls into a beautiful floral wall art, plastic bottle into a broom and many more.
London-based designer Percy Lau creates tiny lifelike human body parts that can be worn as jewelry. Her weirdly awesome accessories include little third ear, mouth, nose and even a tiny male genitalia. You can wear them as earrings, necklaces, and rings. All of them are fun, but I’d pick the Little Third Ear earrings as they look incredibly cool when put in our big ears. What about you? Would you wear them?
Is your life full of stress and worry? Do you have high blood pressure or insomnia? Getting an aquarium may be a great way to relax! Many studies have shown that watching fish going about their daily business can reduce your stress levels, lower your blood pressure and make you feel more relaxed. Besides all the health benefits, aquarium can be a beautiful addition to your home. To get you even more excited, we want to show you 22 unusual and creative aquarium designs.
To help boost the weak sales of Japanese nori manufacturer that was affected by the 2011 tsunami, I&S BBDO, a Japanese ad agency, developed a series of intricately laser-cut seaweed. Each sheet from “design nori” series – Sakura (Cherry Blossoms), Mizutama (Water Drops), Asanoha (Hemp), Kikkou (Turtle Seashell), and Kumikkou (Tortoise Shell) – is based on Japanese history or symbology and represents happiness, good fortune, and longevity.
Inspired by the colors of popular social media websites, Venezuelan graphic designer Lumen Bigott created a unique line of Social Media shoes. The collection includes Facebook, Twitter, flickr, Google, dribbble and Wikipedia sneakers. Unfortunately, these shoes are in concept stage, but Lumen says they may see the light of day.
As much as I hate Apple and their often overpriced hardware, I do admit that their products look beautiful and can be used just like jewelry to make you look better. Heck, one of my friends even put an Apple logo sticker on her Dell laptop! *insert a facepalm image here* However, with more and more people getting Macs these days it’s getting harder to stand out of the crowd. That’s why we collected 25 Cool and Creative MacBook Stickers to make it truly unique.
Do you chew your pen or your pencil? No more need to feel guilty! Just get these Din-Ink pen lids which are made from non-toxic food approved materials and start chewing. Not to mention that you will have your own set of flatware everywhere you go. Din-ink was designed by ZO-loft and is currently in production by fiftytwoways ltd, but you can get a very similar product from Fred and Friends for $10.14.
Have you ever wanted to be a cartoon character? While this is not yet possible, Taipei-based design duo, Chay Su and Rika Lin made a huge step forward by creating a collection of 2D handbags. Despite the slim appearance, each bag has a roomy interior to accommodate personal belongings and even a laptop. Be ready to twist people’s view!