KUSMI tea – stylist’s treat

October 8, 2009

Yesterday I popped into Mitsukoshi on London’s Regent Street to pick up some pretty origami papers and a tin of my favourite Kusmi tea. The tea is delicious, of course. But the real treat is the tin…

Picture 9This is author and stylist Selina Lake’s kitchen – she’s clearly a Kusmi fan – and no issue of Livingetc magazine is complete without a Kusmi Tea tin prop in at least one photo shoot. The brand was founded in 1867, and today has over 700 followers on Twitter – it’s thriving!


kusmi_tea_packaging_design_3With Baroque-style funky-coloured tins, and delicious tea, it’s no wonder the Kusmi Tea collection is considered a style statement all over the world.


Last night I went to the launch party of a new Homesense store in north London. We were taken there on a vintage Routemaster bus, sipping champagne – it was all very decadent! I have to say that I was REALLY impressed. I’ve never been to Homesense before, and I was kind of expecting it to be a bit like TK Maxx, but it was much better. There was loads of really beautiful furniture at tiny prices – I bought a fantastic, retro anglepoise chrome floor lamp for £69.99. I’ve just found the same model online for £225, so I’m pretty chuffed with my bargain buy! I also spotted Missoni blankets and Cath Kidston bedding at low, low prices so I’ll be back! – Ellie

5 Responses to “KUSMI tea – stylist’s treat”

  1. I NEED some of those tea tins! love them!
    Homesense sounds fab too! x

  2. I NEED some of those tea tins! love them!
    Homesense sounds fab too! x
    Sorry, forgot to add great post! Can’t wait to see your next post!

  3. jeska Says:

    Aren’t the tins just so pretty! I love these teas, we picked up a whole bunch in Paris last May, my favourite is Prince Vladimir the black tea flavoured with citrus, vanilla and spices.

    Just right for chilly Autumn evenings.

  4. Megan Says:

    Those tins are beautiful. Trying to find some in Australia now.

  5. Megan Says:

    the tea tins are as beautiful as the tea is delicious. i’ve become completely obsessed since discovering kusmi at a small boutique in the US called Flora and Henri (online as well). i’m especially in love with the petrushka. in fact, i must go make a cup now. 🙂 thanks for all the design inspiration.

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