Tiger and Tea was created by Australian Graphic Designer and Illustrator
Antonia (Ani) Stevenson in 2019.
"I've always had a passion for illustration and design. Drawing and art was my obsession from a young age, and after studying graphic design and working in the industry as a Digital Designer and Art Director for over 10 years, I knew one day I wanted to start something of my own.”
Creative and comfortable spaces have also been a big part of Ani’s life. “Growing up as a neurodivergent kid meant that my room was my safe space. A place where you could create your own little world. This ignited my passion for home decoration and interior spaces. Having a comfortable and unique space, be it at the office or at home, can make such a difference in your outlook, mood and creativity.”
In 2015 Ani was diagnosed with a neurological condition that affected her balance and nervous system. After some challenging years, and eventually learning to navigate this new normal, she knew she had to take a big risk to reach her goals.
In 2018, Ani decided to venture out, pack up, and move to New York. "I thought, what better place to start the business I'd always dreamed of."
From her passions of art and interiors, Tiger and Tea was born.
The name was formed from her favorite animal, the Tiger, fierce, strong and graceful (very much like her furry Son, Freddie…who’s just a little smaller.) And tea, rejuvenating, calming and..the best drink of all, obviously.
Tiger and Tea is home to Ani’s illustrations and art (featuring her love for travel, nature, food and pop culture) in high-quality Giclée prints. It also boasts both handmade and curated homewares, interior pieces, apparel, and accessories which are either designed/made in-house or sourced from other like-minded creatives from around the globe.
Many of the items are made to order, which means less waste and less environmental impact.
Your support for our small female run business truly means the world!