Eastern Zen meets Scandinavian modern in the teapot by Jonas Bjerre-Poulsen and Kasper Rønn of Norm Architects and Design Studio. "Tea is so much more than a cup of hot water," say the pair, who created the pot for Danish house Menu. "We believe that all the healthy benefits tea has require a beautiful teapot where you actually see the tea being brewed." The incorporated metal tea "egg" infuses loose tea, saving the planet and money on tea bags. Simply plunge the "egg" into the glass pot for brewing. Then pull it up by the attached silicone string, a detail inspired by the silk strings in old books and which just might inspire you to crack open that hardback awaiting your attention!