Stain teacup – design appears over time

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Stain teacup – design appears over time

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Artist Bethan Laura Wood made these clever teacups that reveal designs over time –

Stain is a set of a teacups designed to improve through use. This project examines the assumption that use is damaging to a product (For example, scratches on an iPod).

The interior surface of the cup is treated so as to stain more in predetermined places. The more the cups are used, the more the pattern is revealed. Over time they will build up an individual pattern dependent on the users personal way of drinking tea.

– WOOD – Stain Teacup – [via] Link.

2 thoughts on “Stain teacup – design appears over time

  1. DGary says:

    Can I get one with F*** You on the inside of a coffee mug for an ex-employer?

    cause that would rock, especially if it takes months to stain

    seriously, kinda artsy but cool, make use of a bad thing

    I just wanna know if any of that “stain removing bleach” cleaner will take the intentional stain out of the cup.

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