japanese brand ocean tea bag has tried a new approach to packaging its tealeaves with a series of animal-shaped sachets. the collection features sea creatures including giant squids, sea turtles, and an anglerfish, as well as other mammals like a panda, squirrel and a fox.
images courtesy of ocean tea bags
a combination of perforations and layers, which create various transparencies, define each creature’s body. the octopus tea bag is filled with keemun tea, and the double-bagged squid version is a black pu’er tea inspired by squid ink. there are also other options such as a penguin-shaped tea bag that is filled with chamomile tea.
ocean tea bag was created by takahashi shota and launched its first product, a dolphin design, with a crowdfunding campaign in 2015. in a recent interview, the company shared their plans to create moving as well as glowing tea bags in the future. there are currently 50 types of unique tea available from their online shop.
ocean tea bag has teamed up with tokyo-based bookstore and oddity shop village vanguard to create the series of animal-inspired tea bags. the tea bags are available from village vanguard’s online shop in sets priced at 1,820 yen each (approximately $16). those wanting to purchase overseas can find many available amazon.
company: ocean tea bag
available: online shop/amazon
animals in art (172 articles)
ocean awareness and activism (67 articles)
a diverse digital database that acts as a valuable guide in gaining insight and information about a product directly from the manufacturer, and serves as a rich reference point in developing a project or scheme.
titled 'swimming in it', the short video shows the swimmers' hands and feet becoming caught among the plastic bottles and bags.
nestled into the garden of the victoria and albert museum, kengo kuma's 'bamboo ring' installation explores the use of the fast-growing wood in modern design.
defined by flexibility and modularity, the SD96 features a flowing space in which the distinctive style of patricia urquiola unfolds.
the legendary, late italian architect, designer, and founder of the memphis group realized a monumental body of work over a career spanning more than six decades.