The Death Star Tea Ball – The Coolest Tea Infuser You Can’t Buy

That’s no moon….It’s a cup of Earl Grey.  From craftsman/artist Timo Jousimo, The Death Star Tea Ball is a fully operational tea infuser.  It also happens to be formed in the shape of the Star Wars mega-weapon.  Personally I like my tea on the dark side.  Not sure what that says about me.  Unfortunately for the whole world, the tea ball is an unlicensed one-off creation of the artist.  Because of licensing agreements he can’t make any for profit without upsetting the lawyers protecting the Lucas brand.  “It’s a trap!”

As the artist explains:

“Witness the power of this fully operational teaball!”

Yes, it’s a tea infuser made in the shape of the Death Star. It features two domes, one with the dish for the death ray. Also a simple interlocking mechanism for opening and closing and a bit over thousand 1 mm holes drilled all around it. Diameter is 50 mm, so it’s good for whole pot of tea.

Crafted entirely from 925 silver sheet metal (plus the chain).

Do want.  Badly.

Most Epic Cake Ever – Life Size Stormtrooper Cake

Most Epic Cake Ever - Life Size Stormtrooper CakeThe talented folks at Amanda Oakleaf Cakes brings us the Life-Size Stormtrooper Cake.  Created for the Arisia Sci-Fi Convention in Boston, MA, this guy stands 6′ 4″ and all of 300 lbs.  That’s one giant Stormtrooper.  He – we’re assuming he – took two weeks and Oakleaf Cakes’ entire crew of ten people to put together.   Continue reading