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The Art of Origami

5W22125-393The ancient art form of origami has been handed down from parent (or relative) to child through many generations, all over the world. The word origami comes from the Japanese words “ori” which means “folding” and “kami,” which means “paper.” To make origami, paper is folded in many different ways to form beautiful creations. Origami art is a highly revered art form in Japan. It was once taught in schools, but today, children learn the craft at home.

Origami served as inspiration for our newest collection, particularly on our Boy’s Origami Graphic Tee. The graphic on this tee is of a origami crane. The crane is perhaps the most well-known origami model. It is also the international symbol for peace. While it may look hard, origami just takes some practice! Learn how to make an origami crane and pass the art form down to your little citizen.

Mixing Prints Styling Tips

 

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You’ll notice that a lot of our newest styles feature graphics that have a mixed media look to them – especially our panda graphic on our Baby Girl Kiri-e Panda Graphic Tee. Our designers were inspired by Japanese postcard art when they were designing this adorable panda. While it’s easy to wear a style that features a mixed print graphic (we love it!), mixing prints on multiple pieces of clothing can be a daunting task. We’ve made it easy for you to mix-and-match our newest baby girl styles. Follow along to get some inspiration…

Gifts for Every Little Citizen On Your List from Chronicle Books

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We’ve partnered with our friends at Chronicle Books to bring you a gift guide to books for every little citizen on your list! We know that no two little citizens have the same interests so here you’ll find that no two books are alike. Chronicle has something for everyone, whether they’re just learning to read or dream of flying into space to look at the stars, we’ve got you covered with this list!

A Book Round Up From Chronicle Books

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At Tea, we’re big fans of fellow San Francisco-based Chronicle Books. They offer an incredible selection of books — for the littlest citizens, up to your pre-teens. We’re honored to have them on Studio T today, sharing a round up of winter-themed books, perfect for chilly days spent inside! So grab your little citizen, get them cozy in their newest Tea PJs and settle down to read about the season’s traditions and adventures, happening across the street and across the globe!

A Detailed Look At Our Animal Graphics

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Each season, our in house artists create unique graphics for tees. They paint, sketch, stamp and piece together the graphics you love. We take pride in not only our design process, but in the story behind each graphic. Each destination we travel to, we work to represent a handful of native animals. We love to learn about their behavior and habitats. We know our little citizens love animals, too! Patagonia is a land rich with animals, many of them relatively unknown to our own little citizens. The animals in Patagonia and throughout South America inspired and influenced the design of our newest graphics. Read on to see the graphics up close and learn about the animals behind them.

Sibling Styles for Holiday Photos

15OCT_D_01Tis the season for family photos! While the task may seem daunting, we’ve got you covered when it comes to the outfits. This holiday season, you’ll find we’ve put together a sibling shop, making holiday photo styling easier than ever. Love a dress for your daughter, but not sure what will work for your son? Not to worry! We’ve put together 5 picture-perfect outfits that you’re going to love!

DIY Paper Rose Wreath

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Tango and roses seem to go hand-in-hand, so it’s no surprise that when we set out to shoot our holiday catalog, our set was filled with flowers. Their beauty brings you to the tango halls of San Telmo, Buenos Aires and evokes the romance and spirit of the music and dance. Inspired by the propped roses, we decided to take our original spiral roses one step further and create a wreath! Follow these easy steps and you’ll have a rose-covered wreath in no time.