The art of drinking coffee or tea just got cooler thanks to Canadian designer Ange-line Tetrault. The designer is behind the uber-cool and dare we say whimsical Hidden Animal Tea Cup Collection, which will put a smile on the face of even the most grumpiest of tea/coffee drinker.
At first glance, the collection looks as if it has been styled on the pattern of the classic British teacups. But, dig a little deeper (or in this case, take a peek at the bottom) and you will come across a collection that is both idiosyncratic and wonderfully impulsive.Part fantasy, part functional and a whole lot of fun, the Hidden Animal Tea Cup Collection epitomizes originality and annihilates consecrated design aesthetics.
Highlighting a congruent interplay of creativity with functionality, the tea cups attempt to infuse some fresh energy into the design-sphere and are quite quirky without bordering on irreverent. Made out of ceramic, the teacups will surprise unsuspecting guests, as they finish their drink and come across an animal at the bottom playing peek-a-boo. The Hidden Animal Teacups reveal a fox, an owl, and a bear, and has been designed for gulping down both hot and cold beverages.
Ange-line Tetrault created the white ceramic teacups to be “playful as well as thoughtful reflections of her life and surroundings.” She also believes that the ” objects not only tell a story, but also become a piece of history once created and claimed.” You can check out Ange-line Tetrault’s homepage for the designer’s portfolio and order order a set of teacups online from here.