Mystery & Understanding Share a Teeter-Totter

AQVT Kin’s Imaginarium

There have been occasions in which people have asked me where my visual ideas come from. While I always appreciate the question and the interest, I almost always have an immediate sense of panic rise up in my throat. Quite honestly, I feel this way because most of the time I have no conscious clue as to where most of …

Mulled Cider & Sasquatch: Part Duh

AQVT Kin’s Imaginarium

Since late summer, you’ve seen the shenanigans of Sasquatch and his family, courtesy of our Artist in Residence and local yokel Mike Kin. The adventures of Sasquatch tell the story of our seasonal Mulled Cider Kombucha, a fan favorite flavor that, if you believe the legend, was invented by our furry friend. As both Sasquatch and Mulled Cider prepare to …

FreshKetch: The Monarch Butterfly

AQVT Kin’s Imaginarium

For longer than any of us (or our human-kind) have been around, there has been a cyclical airborne and terrestrial movement of paper thin jewels across these lands. A movement that stretches the already elastic borders of our imagination and had eluded our understanding for centuries until recently. These sleight lepidopterans travel thousands of miles in order to live out …

Mulled Cider & Sasquatch

AQVT Kin’s Imaginarium

Mike Kin, Aqua ViTea’s Art Director, creates the distinctive artwork on all our bottles, growlers, taps, gear, signage, website and social media. For nearly a decade, Spicy Mike’s creations have defined our Kombucha brand and company culture. As Aqua ViTea’s first employee, Mike has worn many hats over the years, including as head brewer. With the return of our fan-favorite …

Ruminating on the cover of Abbey Road

AQVT Kin’s Imaginarium

In the realm of iconic album covers, the Beatles’ Abbey Road rates up there with only a few others —Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon, Michael Jackson’s Thriller, The Rolling Stones’ Sticky Fingers, Beastie Boys’ License to Ill, Bruce Springsteen’s Born in the USA, The Clash’s London Calling, Velvet Underground Velvet Underground and Nico, Bob Dylan’s The Freewheelin’ Bob Dylan, Miles Davis’ Bitches Brew, Bob Marley and the Wailers’ Catch …

The 10% Myth

The 10% Myth:
Give your thoughts some wiggle room.

AQVT Kin’s Imaginarium

While growing up, the idea that we as humans only use 10% of our brain was popular and for me, comforting. I imagined it akin to large tracts of wilderness, a space both in time and place where thoughts had room to expand and contract. They could wander without purpose until they found somewhere comfortable to settle in, or some …

Symbiotic Mutualism:
The Example of the Rhino and Oxpecker

AQVT Kin’s Imaginarium

I don’t know about you, but for the last 15 months (or however long it’s been) I haven’t been able to get a deep, satisfying breath in. Have you ever had a bruised/broken rib or a sharp pain in your side and you can’t take that big, fulfilling breath that we all take for granted?  You just get those shallow little …

FreshKetch – Peeper

AQVT Kin’s Imaginarium

I’m easily excitable. I get fired up at the drop of a hat about a myriad of things; from music to cloudscapes, epic wraparound porches to matchbook art, funky animal adaptations to a perfectly turned phrase. If it’s fantastic, spirited, strange, genuine or just cool I’m all in. What’s more, if someone else is fired up about it too, my …