We’ve heard of stoneware mugs, but those are actually a kind of ceramics. Ben from Natural Stones worked a solid piece of igneous rock into a vessel for sipping coffee. The process involved cutting the stone repeatedly to form a cylinder, drilling out its center, sanding, and polishing it. He also made the handle from stone.
Artist Yuuki Nishihara creates beautifully handcrafted metalwork from his shop in Itoshima, Japan. In this video, you’ll see how he works strips of tin into the shape of a cup, then hammers it to produce a faceted texture. You can find his work for sale at Itoshima Gokoro. We enjoyed listening to each tap of the hammer.
Kinto’s beautiful glassware has a mid-century modern look, with its gently curved shapes and deep amber hue. The collection includes tumblers, mugs, cups and saucers, and jugs, along with available walnut wood trays. Each piece is made from heat-resistant glass that is both microwave- and dishwasher-safe.
Luycho’s unique cups and saucers produce an animated image when turned. The trick is the series of lines on their saucers which reflect onto gold mirrored strips, creating the illusion of movement on porcelain mugs. They come in horse, bird, and cat designs with either a porcelain or wood saucer.
Enjoy this hypnotic look at a machine designed for the high-speed production of paper cups. It starts with flat sheets of paper, rolls them onto a form, glues the seam, adds the bottom, and eventually rolls the top edge, cranking out as many as 130 cups per minute.
We love the unique faceted design on GearPride’s stainless steel tumblers. They hold up to 200ml (or nearly 17 oz.) of your favorite beverage, and their double-wall insulation keeps drinks hot or cold for up to 5 hours. They come in various colors, including natural, black, white, red, and multicolor gradient.
This 450ml cup will last for a very long time thanks to its 100% titanium construction. It features a smooth beveled lip and folding mug handles, as well as a removable lid. Titanium’s very high melting point means it’s safe for heating liquids over a campfire – just remember to handle with tongs or an oven mitt if you do that.
These portable hot/cold cups collapse down to just over 1″ high but can hold as much as 20 oz. of your favorite drink. Each cup comes with a leak-proof lid, a heat band for protecting hands from hot drinks, and a silicone straw that can be stored inside when not in use. They’re made from BPA-free plastic and are dishwasher safe.
These tall green glasses from DOIY Design are modeled after the color and texture of a saguaro cactus (minus the prickly bits). They come in a set of four, and when stacked they form one tall plant, complete with those upwards-pointing arms. They also make a shorter version, though it’s currently sold out.
Swing for the fences every time you take a sip from these unique baseball bat mugs from Young Bat Co. Each one is handmade from the barrel of a real bat and can be custom laser-engraved or painted with text or images. They come in tall (12oz) and junior (6oz) versions. They make a great groomsmen’s gift.
This distinctive and elegant sake vessel gets its inspiration from the drips that occur during the Japanese spirit’s distillation process. Each one is crafted from stainless steel and features a removable cup and saucer that looks like rippling liquid. The bottom of the saucer can also be inscribed.
Just because you’re out in the wilderness doesn’t mean you can skip your morning caffeine fix. This titanium coffee cup features a double-walled, insulating design, and won’t affect the flavor of your brew. The 5oz. cup includes a matching spoon and saucer.
Ceramics artist Trevor Foster created this collection of cups which are designed as a reminder to live life to the fullest. The skull-shaped stoneware cups will come in espresso, tea cup, coffee cup, and mug styles, and can be finished in a variety of glazes, from a deep red iron oxide to pleasant pastels.
Drinkware company MiiR presents a special edition of their insulated 12oz Camp Cup, with wonderful wraparound art by Kyler Martz that recognizes the feelings of isolation, but solidarity that many of us are going through these days. $5 of each purchase will go to Feeding America’s COVID-19 Response Fund.
Not only do Kruve’s unique double-to-single-walled espresso cups look great, they keep coffee hot, and intensify and funnel that delicious aroma to your nose. Its design also encourages you to swirl your drink, smoothly mixing the components that separate with brewing.
While visiting Amsterdam’s Van Gogh Museum to see the world’s largest collection of Van Gogh paintings, we exited through the gift shop, and found this: a coffee cup that’s missing a handle, much like Vincent was missing an ear. Two bandages mark the spot, capturing the artist’s most unmistakable feature.
Made from double-walled stainless steel, these 12 oz. cups are perfect for sipping cocktails, wine or other cool beverages while enjoying outdoor concerts or picnicking. Sold in a set of four, they include lids, reusable metal straws, and straw cleaners. Available in a variety of colors.
Let’s face it, working for the man sucks. You need the weekend to get here. Best you can do during the workweek is hunker down, grab a cup of coffee and push through it. This set of five stackable ceramic cups helps express your disdain while you nurse your caffeine buzz.
A fun take on the classic Solo cup design, Fred’s whimsical stainless steel 16 oz. cup has a shiny gold-tone finish that will make all your buds with cheap red plastic cups jealous. Also available in rainbow anodized or copper-plated finishes, the latter being perfect for mules.