Tea stains wanted

Tea cup that patterns from tea stains

Patterned tea cup
Cool Hunting

Leave it to the Brits to make tea stains fashionable.

Tea stain patterned tea cup
Cool Hunting

British designer Laura Bethan Wood has designed a tea cup that patterns over time from tea stains. The bone china cups with saucer are about $69 and can be ordered directly from the designer on her Web site.

Really tea-stained tea cup
Cool Hunting

Cool Hunting says that the tea cup is meant to challenge the assumption that old is bad, as the pattern reveals itself only over prolonged use as the porous areas absorb tea.

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In a software-driven world, it's easy to forget about the nuts and bolts. Whether it's cars, robots, personal gadgetry or industrial machines, Candace Lombardi examines the moving parts that keep our world rotating. A journalist who divides her time between the United States and the United Kingdom, Lombardi has written about technology for the sites of The New York Times, CNET, USA Today, MSN, ZDNet, Silicon.com, and GameSpot. She is a member of the CNET Blog Network and is not a current employee of CNET.


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