Happy 2016! For Mirror80’s first photo shoot of the new year, I was inspired by teapots and product photography from the 1980s. So let’s hit the ground running with some colorful new images of tea time, fully stocked with retro and current items that can’t help but exude ’80s flair…
Tea and Confetti
The teapot featured in the first group of photos is an Art Deco piece that I picked up at an antique store. I love the silver cozy that surrounds it, complete with encircling bands. The best thing about a winter tea: the treat of a hot drink combined with sweet snacks such as truffles! The bowl and marble orb below are from CB2.
Just because the holidays are gone doesn’t mean it’s time to pack up all that sparkles…
The inspiration for today’s shoot comes from teapot product photography of true retro items. Below (right) we see the Anchorage Teapot by Peter Shire from 1982 (photo by Dennis Zanone via Pamono). To the right (top) is Walter von Nessen’s 1930s tea set, from the January 1987 issue of Metropolitan Home. Below that: Michael Graves’ Big Dripper coffee pot, from the September 1986 issue of Metropolitan Home.
Memphis and Milk Tea
This last few images I snapped feature CB2’s Mood White Teapot, designed by Gere Kavanaugh. Read more about this piece, as well as the renowned designer, here.
There’s nothing like milk tea in a colorful setting! The blocks and tile are DIY projects I created using items such as wooden cubes from the craft store, foam sheeting and marble contact paper. A totem is born:
The teacup is from Crate & Barrel’s now-discontinued Claire collection, which I was drawn to for its Art Deco feel.
One more beauty shot of the Mood White Teapot, which has a Memphis feel, don’t you think?! If you love it, it’s easy to snag at the sale price of $16.99. Not kidding.
Thanks for reading! Stay tuned for many more photo shoots to come. Hope your new year is off to an enchanting start…