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About Tea Collection

Katy designs graphics and textiles for Tea and is a self-proclaimed wildlife conservationist. She loves discovering beautiful things and finding inspiration in unexpected places. When she is not working on one of her too many creative projects she enjoys rollerblading to musicals, pretending she can surf and watching Disney movies. Katy has traveled around the globe to work with creatures that have lost their homes to rainforest destruction. Her most memorable trip was to Malaysian Borneo working with orphaned orangutans, next up is sloths in Costa Rica, and hopefully one day Mountain Gorillas in Uganda.

August 10, 2010

Nanaos Dragon Pullover

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We found the inspiration for our Nanaos Dragon Pullover in the streets of Budapest on this amazing manhole cover.

Check out some other cool manhole imagery from Budapest.

We found these on a blog called Manhole Miscellany.

Here at Tea, we’ve been wondering whether the image on the pullover is really a dragon. Or could it be an eagle?

To us, no matter what you call it, the Nanaos Dragon Pullover is one sweatshirt boys will love to wear back to school and all throughout the fall. It’s sure to be warm, comfortable conversation-starter.

What do you think? dragon or eagle?

What do you think? dragon or eagle?

August 9, 2010

Nesting Dolls

TeaNestingDollsMy Nonna had an amazing set of nesting dolls when I was little. They were my favorite things to play with when I visited her house (or at least, a close second to crushing potato chips in her vintage coffee grinder),  so I was pretty excited when Laura and Emily brought back these beautiful nesting doll sets from their Old world Hungary inspiration trip. They immediately made way to my desk so I could ‘be inspired’ by them, but really I just wanted to play. Every time I played with my grandmother’s dolls I was always amazed that when I thought I had made my way to the smallest doll, there was even a tinier one inside.   Turns out even now, I still get excited by this. “Oooh, there’s an EVEN smaller doll after this one!”  I’d announce to my coworkers, who were actually working and probably not that interested in my toys.

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This set’s tiniest doll even had a painted face!  Thrilling!

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Tea’s Nesting Doll Tee

August 6, 2010

Weekend Activity: Little Drifters

Recently art blog BOOOOOOOM! and the Vancouver Sun teamed up on the Little Drifters project.   While they are no longer taking submissions it’s still a fabulous fun activity for the whole family.   Build a little boat using nothing but natural materials, sail it on some water and enjoy!
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See all Little Drifter submissions here.
See full set of directions on BOOOOOOOM!

July 31, 2010

Pink Blue Project

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Pink Blue Project by Korean photographer JeongMee Yoon.

When his young daughter only wanted to wear pink, Korean photographer JeongMee Yoon decided to explore the connection between consumerism and color preference. How much are girls and boys influenced with their color preferences by what’s available to them? Seemingly a lot. It just reminds us to to notice and make thoughtful choices whenever we can. As designers, brands, people, companies, parents.

Be sure to check out more amazing photographs and projects on his website.

found on LMNOP