Normann Copenhagen Tea

Loose-leaf tea from the Danish design house with packaging by designer Anne Lehmann

Best known for their smart, minimal home furnishings, Denmark’s Normann Copenhagen recently took a step into the drinkable design category with the introduction of a line of 12 teas. Contained in colorful, reusable tins with graphics by designer Anne Lehmann, the loose-leaf teas are a fun addition to the brand’s sometimes quirky repertoire. We had the pleasure of sampling two of the teas to be …

The Fish Farm

Sustainable "aquaculture" in a shipping container

by Anton Crone Among a number of sustainability initiatives underway in the townships of Cape Town, one of the most innovative we’ve discovered is “The Fish Farm,” a patented micro-intensive farm in a 40-foot shipping container. Containers have become synonymous with third world development. They are converted into houses, schools, banks, restaurants, cell phone recharge depots, hair salons, clinics and all sorts of other things. …

GoToob

Solve a common travel problem with these stick-anywhere toiletry containers

Most hotels and gyms offer complimentary toiletries, but those who like to bring along their own favorites have probably noticed the hospitality often stops at precious shelf space. Enter the GoToob. Designed by San Francisco firm Humangear, the squeezable tubes have built-in suction cups on the back that cling to most glossy surfaces. They’re a useful update to Pkoh NYC‘s Silicone Travel Bottle that we …