This is possibly one of the silliest items I’ve seen in some time, but Christmas is coming and we are partial to a cup of tea, so I thought I would share these with you.
The Sex, Tea and Rock n Roll Tea Bags are part of the Tea Party series by German company Donkey Products. Quite simply, each tea bag has a cardboard image of a famous person instead of the the usual string and tab. In this case, the characters are icons from music; Elvis, Hendrix, Lennon, Jackson and Marley. There is also a classic film themed set consisting of Audrey Hepburn, Humphrey Bogart, John Wayne, Charlie Chaplin and I’m guessing Boris Karloff as Frankenstein's monster, as well as other themes such as politics, peace, Christmas and royalty.
A set of five tea party bags costs €7.95 (around £7) from Donkey Products.
Remember the Mona Lisa Revamp print we featured a couple of months back? Now, the designer, Graphic Nothing, has turned their attention to classic album covers.
Pictured here is the Velvet Underground Remix, but Thriller, Technique and Nevermind have also received a similar treatment, with their designs reduced to a series of coloured dots. The prints measure 29cm squared and cost £25 (£28 including postage within the UK)
See the full range and buy online from Counter Objects.
Organic cotton is hardly what you'd think of being the fabric of choice for either Prince or Michael Jackson, but it's the material used for Pattern People's fun bags featuring those two musical icons.
Each tote bag features an illustration of the icons shown at the height of their musical powers: Prince is shown in his Purple Rain phase, while you can see an image of Michael in full-on king of pop mode over the page.
Pattern People's other bags have more of a fashion focus and feature Marc Jacobs and Karl Lagerfeld but all are pretty stylish alternatives to many of the eco shoppers around. That's reflected in the price too, as they cost £34.93 each.
Buy them from the Colette website