Jul 13, 2009 10:10 AM
Makes sense that the French designed this wacky tool of tea-making. The Mirza Teapot ($166) is finely crafted ceramic vessel that is glossy enough to use as a mirror stand-in (emergency lipstick touch-ups), and obviously works like a dream, but we can't help but think that it looks like some viking boat from the mind of Michael Jackson . . . A little creepy, but strangely aesthetically appealing. Oh, and it stands up up to save counter space, so that's nice.