Making Reusable Desirable with Design


Minneapolis based design firm Sussner has created one of the best looking reusable “paper cups” I’ve seen. The cup was designed as a gift for friends, clients, and new business leads and makes me want to hire them or befriend them quick!

Along with the nice graphics printed on the cup, they also designed a beautiful package to contain it and supply each recipient with a cup of coffee via a pack of Starbucks instant VIA (which is a bit disheartening, but I can understand the logistics that most likely prompted this decision). Great job making reusable, desirable. With a mug like this, I’d gladly deal with the “inconvenience” of carrying it and washing it,  just to be seen with it.

[via The Dieline]

posted by on 03.28.2011, under Design, Products

A Poetic & Existential Mug


This ceramic mug, designed by Japanese artist Yukihiro Kaneuchi, is a poetic look at the stories given to products as they are used over time. A tiny landscape has been created on the inside lip that mimics the stains left by coffee. The purpose of the mug and the effects of its use blend into a story representing the memories and feelings of the product. Anyone have a coffee haiku they’d like to share?

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posted by on 01.18.2011, under Design, Products

Wave Commuter Mug


Have you ever discovered a great band only to find out they’ve broken up? That’s how I feel after coming across the Wave Commuter Mug. It seems to have been first discovered only two months ago, but the website that all searches link back too, no longer have a page up for it. I’ve written the company to inquire about its existence and it’s future and I’ll update accordingly.

The Wave is a 10oz, double walled porcelain mug, similar to the ceramic “paper cup” mugs, but with a bit of character designed into its shape. A more functional lid with a sliding cap screws into the mug, preventing spills and the experience of drinking through a rubber hole. It also comes with a pour-over adapter so you can brew a single cup right into it. While it carries a hefty price tag of $60, sometimes you’ll pay a lot of money for front row seats to see your new favorite band’s reunion show.

The Wave Commuter Mug is now back in stock at Charles & Marie

via BLTD

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