Strained design

Leaving a bitter taste: Alsop’s coffee pot.

Your exasperating article, “Well-brewed designs” (News September 24), describing how “22 of the world’s best-known architects” have designed coffee and teapots, demonstrates an almost total ignorance of tea and coffee. Master Li said during a t’ai chi lesson, “straining to look beautiful or original is like having the idea of ...

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