george lee: tie tea george lee: tie tea
jun 20, 2010

george lee: tie tea

‘tie tea’ photo by joseph hsu image © le mouton noir & co

no more loosing your string with your teabag in a mug of hot water.

similar to a boat that has a cleat on the dock, ‘tie tea’ designed by new york designer george lee founder of le mouton noir & co. allows users to simply tie the string of their tea pouch to the slots embedded on the lip of the cup.

‘tie tea’ detail photo by joseph hsu image © le mouton noir & co

‘tie tea’ has been showcased at the cite goes to america exhibition and was part of the new york design week 2010.

sketch by adam fu image © le mouton noir & co

  • genius.

    kai says:
  • cute

    duncan says:
  • love it.

    NYC says:
  • Brilliant!

    CC says:
  • I need one now!

    BB.I says:
  • I will definately get one….

    SL says:
  • wow! Fresh idea!

    G.R. says:
  • Beautiful piece and great idea!

    Jenny H says:
  • why not reverse: designing teabags that don´t drop into the cup? I like my cup as simple as it is.

    max says:
  • This makes me smile. Nice design. Good work.

    TJ says:
  • max, I suspect that more resources would be consumed by using redesigned tea bags than by using redesigned cups, though perhaps someone will prove me wrong.

    Daniel [oeconomist.com] says:
  • I love how this mug have been developed from an interesting boat cleat idea, and I extremely love the name ” TIE TEA” too.

    Macus. K says:
  • and it chips off

    La Monti says:
  • Great idea!!

    Sonny says:
  • I love this design, very cute – [url=http://www.tom-dwan.net/] Tom Dwan [/url]

    Tom says:
  • that’s really cute and thoughtful:)

    taffy says:
  • cheep

    yo says:
  • You copied someone’s idea.. terrible..

    It’s also from designboom.

    J says:
  • Hi Yo and J. This is George myself. If I copied anyone’s idea, or my design is cheep, please show me. And I will be more than happy to accept all kind opinion and suggestions. I have been a designer for a while and I always hate people copy others’ ideas or concepts. This tie tea design took me years to design and develop. I have been very carefully doing researched to avoid any existing ideas or concepts. If you have any questions or suggestions, here is my email. [email protected]. Thank you.

    George Lee says:
  • It’s a lovely design~ I love it!

    yvonne says:
  • Not that tea bags falling into a cup is that much of an issue, but what’s was wrong with just wrapping the label around the handle? Yet another unecessary product published as “ground-breaking design” by db.

    I’ve noticed nobody has picked up on the issue of a lower liquid volume/level created by the slots or that liquid might leak out of these slots whilst drinking, if you’re a left-hander.

    cagey says:
  • Like it!!! This is exactly what I need..

    KW says:
  • love it ! so simple!

    Tulip says:
  • breakable!

    il says:
  • Tea bag falling into a cup is problem because of the string. String is totally useless. We have spoons to lift bag. It is easier than handling a string.

    Tea bag string is one the most useless invention ever and people don`t even question that.

    Kajsa says:
  • Hi George, all very nice comments but how can it be produced? – thought about undercut? Material thickness? I imagine it’s supposed to be made in porcellan – it’s a bit delicate I reckon – all the same a nice idea with potential.

    Dr. Design says:
  • Just arrived office and missed this one from Yesterday’s db. Cute design. It is so simple and well thought. I bet the designer drinks tea too. I need one in my office right now.

    BIG says:
  • very smart idea.i have not seen one like that,where can i find this in the middle east

    jawad bizri says:
  • v cute idea

    amuuse says:
  • congratulations!! =))

    chassu says:
  • love it! cute!!

    mamikri says:
  • simple but useful.

    Julie says:
  • smile 🙂

    212 says:
  • amazing! no matter which place on the earth – now we see-according to comments-that eb has the same every day simple problem.
    that`s fantastic! this understanding in simplicity.
    btw – i naturally love this cup!

    Kasia says:

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