At home in the Undergrowth

Monday, August 31, 2009



Recently while flipping through one of my brothers favorite magazines (XLR8R) I was mesmerized by an amazing dessert stand featured in one of it's editorials. With a porcelain white doll gazing out of it's base and tiny little legs dangling from the very top, it was true love at first sight (shown above)...



Inspired by the obscure and uncanny in life, Tina Tsang, the brilliant designer and creator of Undergrowth Design breathes life into everyday objects to create an unconscious dialog between the object and user. The aim of her work is to enthrall the user and give a sense of other worldliness to everyday life. 'My designs make tea drinking a fun and flirtatious affair... The pieces were inspired from the beautiful lace I was using to make lingerie (which can be seen *HERE*) and the legs were originally a Victorian powder puff found at a vintage market.' -Excerpt from interview with Evil Monito Magazine





So here is the most exciting part!

Undergrowth Design has agreed to sponsor a very generous GIVEAWAY of one of Tina's charming 'Sugar Baths' in red (seen below). To enter, you simply have to visit the Undergrowth Design shop and in the comments section of this post, answer the question What would you buy at UndergrowthDesign.com and why?. The Shop is *HERE*. One entry per blogger, please. International contestants welcome. Winner will be chosen via random.org at 11:00 a.m. (California time) on Thursday, October 1, 2009.



...Much luck, I wish I could enter myself!

53 comments:

Pen Pen said...

I feel like the shoes are Dorthy Shoes! Love them period-but the red shoes push it into my "totally awesome" category!!

muchlove said...

Oh my, these are all so adorable! Oooh, so hard to choose just one. I'll pick the ET&C spoons because they're so sweet and I can imagine actually using them a lot. It would make tea time a lot more fun!

xx

Leah F. Taas said...

I'm going to buy the Blaue Blume Teaset... from the milk jar to the sugar bath to the tea pot and the cups plus the dessert stand. These will be fabulous conversation pieces when I invite my friends for tea.

lancelonie said...

Those are sweet and sexy! :)

Amelia said...

I need that tea cup. So cool! I would buy the lovesick bunnies sweets stand. It would look so perfect on my dress with jewelry on it.

Mujer imperfecta said...

me encantaría tener una de esas tazas con piernas y zapatos.

besos

ana b. said...

I'm with you, Gabbi. Love at first sight. Elegant, refined, with a titillating twist. I would buy this: http://www.undergrowthdesign.com/shop/tablewear/bbteaset/bb.php?id=BBXL

K@terina B. said...

hahaha!!! I wanna fill my kitchen with those!!! so funny and tasteful at the same time!!

miriam said...

my mother would love that teapot, she collects them!

Kelley Anne said...

Oh this is wonderful! I too love the teapot and the delicate cups.

Keith said...

These are so awesome. It's hard to pick just one thing. I love those sting martini glasses. I've never seen anything quite like them. I'm always looking for new glasses. I do love my cocktails.

The Summer Kitchen Girls said...

Hey Gabbi! Great post - it is so refreshing to see new things that haven't we havne't seen before!
Of course we would purchase two teacups - one red shoe, one gold shoe for ourselves to sip tea (as we do every day at work!)
The Lovesick Bunnies stand is great...we'd imagine that we'd have to get that too for mum!
Karla & Karrie

down and out chic said...

oh my goodness this is a fantastic giveaway. i've been to the website and searched through everything and i think my favorite piece is the sugar bathtub! i WANT it!!! pretty please?

Planet Mondo said...

Amazing peices Gabbi - have you checked out Clarice Cliff's work?

Miss Eve said...

Wow...it's beyond amazing. Thanks for sharing!

Thank you so much for the lovely comments you left on my blog during I was away :-)
It meant a lot to me.

Have a lovely day and see you soon, much love: Evi

Couture Carrie said...

These are so fantastic ~ love that cake plate so!

xoxox,
CC

Maddie said...

oops, i broke the rules so i deleted my first comment! so, i love love loved her shop! i love the ETC spoons, those are something i do NOT have for a tea party. the tea cups are absolutely amazing too. gosh, too many pretties!

yiqin; said...

OMG finally an international giveaway :D

Rebecca said...

Oh wow, these pieces are amazing! I can see why this caught your eye! :) I would totally buy those Interference Salt and Pepper shakers!

RITA said...

amazing give away! *.*
I want that sugar bath ... is really cute ^^

xxx

Diana said...

If I could, I would buy the teaset! I hope i win!

Sam said...

Blue Bloom Teaset!! Wonderfully cheeky and racy!! LOVE!! Fingers, toes and arms and legs crossed!!

Clorivak said...

I Adore these and don't drink tea but would start with these mothers. What a Giveaway..Thanks for sharing!

kirstyb said...

wow those are some fantastic items - now i really want cake xooxoxoxo

Chrisy said...

Oh my lord I just love this stuff! Gorgeous gorgeous pieces of art! For favs...I think two cups and a milk and sugar with those fabulous legs...ta so much for telling us about this artist!

Crystal Ball said...

Oh my goodness Gabbi you've done it again! You've written a post about something so wonderfully eye catching. I LOVE the teacup. I would make fruity tea and sip out of the cup, mmmm :).

P.S. I don't mind that you told me not to ditch. haha I need to hear that. Thank you <3

Andrea Staats said...

I love the little television girls!

Sang said...

I am certainly always glad when people post up great inspirations,
..this one is perfect. i love your taste, and thanx for sharing, once again.

Rebecca, The Clothes Horse said...

These are AMAZING! The Facon deparler is gorgeous! I want that. :) And so much else...

linaa, said...

YESS@!
*does some random spinny dance*
GABBI DID A NEWW POOST LALALALALALA
omg i love teacups. but i love THESE teacup set moree. omggggg XLR8R is such a cool magazine name
i love your blog so much!
i really really do!

Ariella said...

Such quirky and fun cups! Lovely.

Gerar said...

El azucarero. It's funnny and pretty, and a bit intriguing.

Dream Sequins said...

I've seen these before-- they're creepily awesome!

Certain Creatures said...

these creations are so cool! and there's a giveaway! :)) how fun!
happy rest of the week dear Gabbi!
Francesca
x

drollgirl said...

i am GASPING at these! i love them! i think i would get the teapot and the tea cups, but i would really love any piece! AMAZING!!!!!

kajsa said...

Amazing. Its just completely amazing. I could give a.. small finger for those pieces. Wanna wanna wanna have!

Elise said...

Hello, you have the most fabulously wonderful site here and I had to leave this comment for you ! Your posts are beautifully written, creative and original too, and you have interesting pictures.

It's all perfect !

Thank you for sharing your site and best wishes.... 'Happy September'....

Luna : said...

the cups... with the shoes and the legs.... WHOZA, LOVE IT!!

Maverick Malone said...

Those are so cool!! I love the teapot :)

xox, mavi

S.Elisabeth said...

I love this, so unexpected and amazing!
Hmm if I had to pick ONE (hard!) I would definitely pick the Lovesick Bunnies Sweets Stand. The romantic in me is a sucker and it's just too adorable!

Nubiasnonsense said...

I would love to own something like this for my home. How chic and gorgeous!

Mary-Laure said...

Oh dear, what a TREAT!
I am in LOVE with the teaset, especially the teapot with golden shoes. But the dessert stand is just genius.
They're going straight to my X-mas wish list - no, it's not too early to plan...

Hey Harriet said...

Wow what a shop! I'd love to buy the Interference S&P shakers! They're such a wonderful mix of oddness and sweetness! And I love the idea of detachable TV heads! Thanks so much for hosting this awesome giveaway Gabbi! :)

sealaura said...

For some reason theses images reminded me of the movie Hable con Ella. Don't know if you saw it, but the black and white picture within the movie. Anyway, very interesting set you have here. My pic are those lovely spoons, very charming.

natalie said...

Wow, everything is amazing! I remember seeing them before somewhere, can't remember where though. I love the Sting martini glasses, so original!

kelly said...

Gorgeous stuff! I love the E T C spoon set!!

Winnie said...

Oh how sweet! This looks like a good excuse for a tea party!

Yulia Rahmawati said...

O my god
so cuteeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee everythins at ur post

LENORENEVERMORE said...

Surrealism at its charm-est (is there such a word?!) The tea set is marveloussss... ~Thank you Gabbi!

xo*

K @ Blog Goggles said...

Very awesome. I don't actually own sugar (or anything else that comes in dot form) so I probably shouldn't enter. However, all of that dollhead stuff is awesome!

Lady Thirty said...

oh my... those are fantastico!
hope you´ll have the best weekend!

xoxo

Keana said...

First off, LOVE ur site!! I wish I had the patience to do something half as cute as this. Second, your give-away is so adorable. I love the sexy leggs that bring out the items. My favorite on the site was the ladies with the TV heads.....maybe cuz i'm a TV junkie:-D Anyways, Love ur pixs and of course George!! He has to meet my Lexi~* {spdean25@yahoo.com}

me melodia said...

Oh my! What a marvelous giveaway.
I'm torn between the loveisck bunnies stand & the sugar bath.
Nymphette Knickers are making me a bit weak in the knees too.

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