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What’s old is new again. Especially if you’re talking about this new collection from venerable Japanese ceramics house Kutani Choeman.

For more than 130 years, the family-run company has been making tea sets and ceremonial accessories—but their newest collection adds technology (boom boxes) and contemporary activities (skateboarding) to the classic tea vessels.

Modern motifs with a traditional form? We’ll drink to that.

Source: Colossal

1. A tiger, a lion, and a bear. Best friends ever? (gawker.com)

2. Cannot stop playing with this interactive cocktail page. (nytimes.com)

3. We love this simple yet modern clock. (society6.com)

4. Velveeta, what are you even doing? (jezebel.com)

5. Gorgeous ceramic birdhouse. (contemporist.com)

6. Camera designed to take and send gifs. (npr.org)

7. Kitten saved! (youtube.com)

8. Tulips hanging from the ceiling—yes, please. (ohhappyday.com)

Designed by London-based Simon Stevens for Finnish company Magisso, this collection of ceramic drinkware keeps beverages chilled for hours using the natural power of evaporation.

All you have to do is soak the vessels in water for a few minutes. You can also use the surface like a chalkboard, and write a personal message. All in all, pretty cool.

(Watch a video showing the process here.)

Photos: Magisso