Make Art, Use Tea Bags!

This post and these images are taken from Yanko Design.

Created by Yuree S. Lim and Jieun Yang, this might be a prototype rather than an actual product. I can’t be sure. In either case, I constantly have the problem of not knowing what to do with my teabags after using them (I generally resort to putting them bag into their original packaging). It seems these ladies have a more utilitarian — if one can say this is utilitarian — idea. Check out the Engrish-isms used by the designers to describe this loveliness:

As tea break become one of popular culture, tea lovers want to enjoy a cup of tea anytime, anywhere. The problem is there is no proper way to treat wet tea bags. While wandering around to find where to put it down, tea bag brew more bitter in a cup or dropping all around in the air destroying calm and zen atmosphere of the tea break.

Now, we proudly present Teabag Coaster. Teabag Coaster was designed to make a tasty cup of tea, and color your moment in everyday life beautifully.

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Vee Hua 華婷婷

Vee Hua 華婷婷 (they/them) is a writer, filmmaker, and organizer with semi-nomadic tendencies. Much of their work unifies their metaphysical interests with their belief that art can positively transform the self and society. They are the Editor-in-Chief of REDEFINE, Interim Managing Editor of South Seattle Emerald, and Co-Chair of the Seattle Arts Commission. They also previously served as the Executive Director of the interdisciplinary community hub, Northwest Film Forum, where they played a key role in making the space more welcoming and accessible for diverse audiences.

Vee has two narrative short films. Searching Skies (2017) touches on Syrian refugee resettlement in the United States; with it, they helped co-organize The Seventh Art Stand, a national film and civil rights discussion series against Islamophobia. Reckless Spirits (2022) is a metaphysical, multi-lingual POC buddy comedy for a bleak new era, in anticipation of a feature-length project.

Vee is passionate about cultural space, the environment, and finding ways to covertly and overtly disrupt oppressive structures. They also regularly share observational human stories through their storytelling newsletter, RAMBLIN’ WITH VEE!, and are pursuing a Master’s in Tribal Resource and Environmental Stewardship under the Native American Studies Department at the University of Minnesota.

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