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Lee Jinyoung Develops a Morbid Tea Maker

 - Aug 6, 2014
References: vimeo & designboom
Lee Jinyoung has come up with a morbid skeletal design titled the 'Skull Tea Infuser.' The miniature skull sits still while dispensing one's tea with a dead look across its face (quite literally).

Apparently one motivation for designing a tea infuser like this came from a Buddhist monk who was trapped in a cave in China. Without realizing it the man drank from a skull, and only woke up the following day to see what he had used for a cup. The takeaway? "The human mind is capable of transforming our perception of reality," as stated on DesignBoom.

Regardless of the inspiration behind the design, the product is an alternative method for starting one's day in the morning (even if the skull is a bit morbid at 5am before the sun comes up). Photo Credits: designboom, vimeo