These vibrant and colorful cups are the work of artist Katie Marks who (rightly) describes her work as functional sculptures. You can purchase the cups from her Etsy shop SilverLiningCeramics, though they are sold out rather quickly. Katie announces upcoming pieces on her Instagram account, so keep an eye out if you’d like to purchase one.
Packed in the size of one cup, these two tea cups are the poor man’s version of the yin and yang of tea. We believe they stand solidly on the purpose of looking cute, with the undertones of a romantic set and little practical use beyond the cute, lovey style. Costs $16.
One of the greatest questions to trouble mankind is the question of whatever to do with the freakin teabag after the steeping is done. Tea cup SlingsHOT concept by designer Samir Sufi is only too glad to answer the question. Dip the bag, when it is done just pull it through the groove and the work is all done. Rest easy world, for the troubles have been reduced.
A collective of designers from NYC made this line of creative coffee cups for this year’s Wanted Design. From the group of five designers each made a creative turn to the loved morning cup that we can no doubt use to justify pushing our addiction a notch. The cups are available for sale in a limited edition from Espress Yourself.
Made as part of a college assignment by designer Tiago Gonçalves, the Gameboy mug basks in the glory of a simple, attractive look. They aren’t particularly flashy, but the “New Game” on the cup side and game over at the bottom somehow make it all appear way better that it otherwise would.
Windows users are well aware of the magic of the Ctrl+Alt+Del keys. Their conventional use aside, they do look pretty hot as a cup set as well. Costs $12.
Excellent and creative as the cup is, you don’t really want to puncture someone’s eyes every time you feel like having a drink.
What looks like a stain on this coffee cup, is actually a clever way to show a tiny landscape design. According to the seller, the image is a representation of the memory of the product as it ages with use. Costs $60.
As a race, we humans have always wanted to defy gravity, and a lot of good has come off our attempts. Case in point, airplanes, rockets, and hopefully soon spaceships capable of intergalactic travel. Oh, and then there are these gravity-defying coffee cups that stand stable at an unseemly angle. Sadly, they also happen to have a little appendage at the bottom, which connects to the saucer and helps the cups stay upright at those angles. Not so gravity defying now, are they?