… for a new teapot. Deana suggests the new Clara from Bodum:

I like, I like, but not sure that I need a kettle so much as a capacious pot. Suggestions?

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… for the perfect teapot. The spout of ours lamentably broke. I am mopping up a lot of spilled tea these days, and that’s just a pity. I’d love to get the Black Forest Teapot (by Bodo Sperlein for Dibbern), but it’s $185. And I’m pretty clumsy; my butterfingers are classic.

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… is always nice, but if I poured with this pot, the romantic feelings would probably have to be put on hold as I mopped double the mess from my lap. Design via Marla Dawn Home.

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Current obsession? Making my morning brew in a Mono Fillio 50-ounce pot. Now, if only I could justify spending $139 on a tea accessory …

Lusting after this gorgeous teapot and cups by Brazil’s Estudio Manus, available via Do Not Touch.

And/or, perfectly acceptable goods with which to lavish me for Valentine’s Day:

“Alice’s Tea Party” limited edition print, $55, via kjsdesign on Etsy

Sterling silver teapot necklace, $60, via ballandchain on Etsy

White porcelain teapot, $85, via New Moon Studio on Etsy

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Mice having tea card, $4.50, via Foxy & Winston on Elsewares

… but still not lazy enough to necessitate the purchase of a pot I don’t have to lift.

While Lotte Alpert’s design may be sleek and stylish, I’m still not sure its function is meaningful.

Anyone have an extra hundred or so bones for indulging in this lust-worthy new pot? 

Joey Roth‘s Sorapot is a marvel: a bit mod for my taste (I’m over stainless steel), but I’m not sure if I’ve seen such an imaginative wholesale rethinking of a ubiquitous kitchen utensil.