Illustration Daily – Day 140: Tea Set

The tea set is one of those toys that allows children to play at being grown-ups, and perhaps because it is so classic I wasn’t able to turn up a lot of interesting information about the miniature tea sets designed for kids. However, I did come across a really unusual tea set that is 3-D printed entirely out of tea. Based on the what has become a standard reference object in 3D design (the Utah or Newell teapot) the designers of this tea set used a base of tea powder and sweetener to create the pot, cups, and spoons. Sadly, you can’t use this set to make or hold tea, because adding water would turn the tea pot into simply: tea. 

140TeaSet

Tea Set, 5″x5″, ink and watercolor on illustration board

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