Thursday, April 28, 2011

It's in the brew

Never trust a man who, when left alone in a room with a tea cozy, doesn't try it on ~ Billy Connolly.

I've found a brief interest in teapots after an even briefer venture around T2: tea shop (and by brief I mean around an hour or so). Searching for a cast iron teapot, because I'm a klutz and porcelain, glass or bone china would not last a week with me. I've ended up with a range of visually appealing and disturbing teapots to share:


Tea stays warm-er with its own little scarf [so cute, but the spout(s) are in a bad place]

There's heaps of animal teapots around, this white elephant is one of the simplest.
Because of the Chinese origins of tea, there are LOADS of dragon teapots around

What I have found with most teapots is that Nature plays a greater role in the creative designs of a pot, I was particularly intrigued with this one.

Confuse your friends, family and neighbours with this spout-handle combination
Or boggle minds with the bagel/doughnut ring teapots

For the completely insane, alien fanatic in your family - watch them freak out while you pour them tea out of your "very normal" teapot. Your conversation should take on the form of the following: "I don't know what you're talking about, this is just a normal white teapot. There's no alien and I don't know why you're carrying on about a spacecraft. Have some tea - no, this is chamomile tea, not alien goop or whatever-you-call-it... Have you been smoking something?"

This one is called "Lightening teapot" - I personally can see the likeness of a cat's faceless head

For the lazy! Double spouted teapot with matching teacups!
Lotus bulb and leaves - very very cool

Twisted bamboo teapot! I would have walked past it or thrown it in the fire before realising it was a teapot.
This is another bamboo teapot that just appealed to me more than the standard round, white porcelain teapot.

Disturbing dog penis tea anyone??

A swan... if it were a white swan you couldn't get much more British high-tea than that.

Funny, violent and unique - Ned Kelly would be proud!
Genuine silver and gold teapot with diamonds - if you want to drip style, of course.

CRACKED TEAPOT! Oh wait, it's meant to look like that.

I found these to be off-putting, I don't particularly want tea from the feet of rotund women. There is another pudgy lady dressed as a belly-dancing wonder, but she was wearing less and it was more disturbing to the eyes.

There is a series of furniture-based teapots... the bathroom set made me laugh the most.

Knowing that there's a urinal with Hitler's face painted on it, there has to be a teapot! Surely!?! And you'd be right... there is a Hitler teapot!

I LOVE this one in particular! It's a jewel beetle teapot - tea for 1 only.

One of the coolest ocean-themed teapots ever! The difficulty is not simply figuring out which tentacle is the spout, it's also keeping the famished octopus away from your salt and pepper shaker crabs!

I'm unsure how practical this teapot is... but I know I would not be making tea in the dark.
This is a pig's skull... with boar hair tea cozy - designed by Wieki Somers.

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Easter, its for raptors too

An early message for Easter, that is to say... Raptor Easter!
In the name and glory of Raptor Jesus, I hope you enjoy your long weekend - And Anzac Day to fellow Aussies.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

"Chicken" nuggets would have been bigger. . .

What saved the Dinosaurs?

Well... if you put some thought into it... one could argue that the need for a tangible, genuine monster/behemoth from Biblical literature for those who need proof, the determined progress of palaeontologists, the excitement in the enormity of something so unbelievably awesome and the adulation of children from all walks of life... oh yes, and the support of film makers (thank you Spielberg - no, seriously... thank you).

But evidently, they didn't survive in the living diversity as they once did before obliteration - just smaller, more advanced variations... and invariably more delicious (having only present-day poultry to go by this could only be speculation... for now).

Monday, April 18, 2011

Clever Girl just wants to have fun

As a member of the IRDA, I'd like to bring your attention to Raptor Awareness Day (that's today). To aid in your survival - I have found the following list:

Read. Share. Survive.