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Whimsically Shaped Teabags Make Teatime More Fun

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If you were charmed by these fish-shaped teabags, you might also like these fun-shaped teabags by Elodie Fagot. The French tea enthusiast creates cotton yarn teabags that look like stars, hearts, planes, and other amusing shapes. Each bag also comes with a matching tag that is sometimes colored or covered in glitter. For example, the star teabags come with sparkly Saturns, and the bunny head teabags feature pastel rabbits. Fagot first started creating these unusual bags on Valentine's Day when she realized a heart-shaped teabag would be appropriate to celebrate the holiday. Now she's created a whole series based on her childhood, travel, and cultural trends. Each pack comes with five teabags that can be filled with the flavor of your choice (options include Earl Grey, black currant, jasmine green, and more). 

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Here's How to Turn an IKEA Box Into a Spaceship
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Since IKEA boxes are designed to contain entire furniture items, they could probably fit a small child once they’re emptied of any flat-packed component pieces. This means they have great potential as makeshift forts—or even as play spaceships, according to one of the Swedish furniture brand’s print ads, which was spotted by Design Taxi.

First highlighted by Ads of the World, the advertisement—which was created by Miami Ad School, New York—shows that IKEA is helping customers transform used boxes into build-it-yourself “SPÄCE SHIPS” for children. The company provides play kits, which come with both an instruction manual and cardboard "tools" for tiny builders to wield during the construction process.

As for the furniture boxes themselves, they're emblazoned with the words “You see a box, they see a spaceship." As if you won't be climbing into the completed product along with the kids …

Check out the ad below:

[h/t Design Taxi]

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The Best Cupcake in All 50 States
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We’re going to sugarcoat it. Twelve years after the advent of the cupcake-only bakery (the California-launched chain Sprinkles is credited with opening the first in 2005), there are a lot of options. We rounded up 50 of the best decadent desserts across the country. So go out, have your (cup)cake—and eat it, too.

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