Drinkware

Meeting Carafe and Glasses

If you’re a minimalist that likes a little bit of decorative detail, perhaps you’ll like the Meeting collection from Sagaform. Subtle black stripes surround the base of a carafe and a couple of stacking glasses, making a nice set for having a drink (of water or something stronger) at home or the office.
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Price: $10.00 - 30.00
Available from: Rare Device

KeepCup

Still looking for a suitable commuter cup? Check out this recyclable KeepCup: it’s lightweight, has an interchangeable lid (if you get a couple of different sizes), and a silicone band to protect your hand. The 8 and 12 oz. sizes fit under espresso machines, so you can take it to your local coffee shop for a fill up. It’s dishwasher and microwave safe too. Also available in Gray + White and Black + Green.
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Price: $12.00-16.00
Available from: Branch

CuppaCan

If you’re still searching for a mug to keep your coffee or tea hot, take a look at this faux drinks can. Its double wall insulates your beverage and keeps your hand cool, and there’s a removable silicone lid to retain heat and keep drips and spills corralled. (I suppose it would also come in handy if you want to drink a soda without advertising what you’re drinking. Maybe.)

£9.95 from thabto.co.uk.

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Price: £9.95
Available from: thabto

Socks Rolled Down Glassware

Update: Now on sale at 40% off at Plastica. Snap ‘em up while available.

Marimekko’s ‘Socks Rolled Down’ glassware is simply lovely. Various shades of delicate color would be just the thing to match the spring weather that’s right around the corner.

Colored mouth-blown glass for cold drink use.
Dishwasher safe.

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Price: $21.00 and up
Available from: PLASTICA

Set of Musical Glasses

These glasses would be excellent to have at your next dinner party, wouldn’t they? The graphics are musical notations for the correct level of liquid to produce the perfect pitch when a user runs their finger along the rim of the glass. As the price is for a set of 2, you’ll need to shell out a fair amount of dough to get a complete octave.

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Price: $65.00
Available from: Uncommon Goods

Ceylon Pitcher

If you enjoy iced tea or fruit infused water, check out the Ceylon Pitcher ($29.95) from CB2. Removable filter allows for handy separation of leaves or fruit and the oval shape won’t take up too much space in the fridge.

Dishwasher-, microwave- and freezer-safe.

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Price: $29.95
Available from: CB2

Good Grief Glasses

Go through all steps of grieving with the help of your favorite aqua vitae in these glasses- from Denial all the way to Acceptance. Might be a clever gift in the right circumstances (your discernment, of course).

Dishwasher safe.
Set of 2, $28.00

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Price: $28.00
Available from: Set Editions

Happy New Year!…Champagne Gift Set

Happy New Year! Have a safe celebratory night if you venture out (or stay in, for that matter)… we’ll return to posts as usual on Wednesday, January 5, 2011.

Shown above: 5-piece stainless steel champagne gift set, $49.95 from CB2

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Price: $49.95
Availability: Buy Happy New Year!…Champagne Gift Set here

InsideOut Collection Champagne Glass

From our archives (originally published October 2, 2007), for your gift list consideration…

This is one of the more interesting champagne glasses I’ve come across in my many days of perusing online retail stores.

“Besides the visual beauty, there is another extremely convincing argument: your drink simply doesn’t warm as fast as it would in a normal champagne glass as you are not touching it at all and if you really want it cold, chill the glasses in the freezer and create an amazing visual presentation…”

Handmade, 1.5″ (3,8 cm) wide and 9.25″ (23,5 cm) high

Set of 2.

Purchase Information:

Price: $65.00
Availability: Buy InsideOut Collection Champagne Glass here

Totem Cups

Check out this awesome set of ceramic stacking cups based on the traditional Native American Totem Pole. Comes in a set of four and available in white, gold and silver. Buy multiple sets and make a totem tower. Just be careful not to topple them over.

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Price: $59.00
Availability: Buy Totem Cups here

Abe Flared Mug

Good ol’ honest Abe. I’m a believer in silly mugs, as they make early mornings a little more bearable.

Ceramic
3″d

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Price: $8.00
Availability: Buy Abe Flared Mug here

OTTO Beer Glass by Monica Singer & Marie Rahm

Impossibly sexy and devilishly handsome are a few of the words that come to mind when I see this glass. And somehow, I start to think of Tom Ford and The Four Tops’ “Reach Out I’ll Be There” plays in the background. Yes, this mouth-blown, hand-cut crystal beer glass is taking me there – to the Rive Gauche – and with the hefty price tag, it should, no? This glass is part classically-dimpled pint mug, part dark talisman, and all fantasy-inducing cup of the gods.

Designers: Monica Singer & Marie Rahm
Manufaturer: Lobmeyr, Austria
6.1 x 3 inches
Lobmeyr Collectible of the Year, 2008

Purchase Information:

Price: $1958.00
Availability: Buy OTTO Beer Glass by Monica Singer & Marie Rahm here

Pupek Tall Tumbler by Bollen Glass

I was intrigued by the design of this mouth-blown, Czech crystal glass thinking the bulbous bits were some modern use of animal heads – tapirs perhaps. As it turns out, the concept dates back to the 16th century when most people ate with their hands and the bulbous bits, known as Pupek (dots), kept the glass from slipping out of greasy hands. What’s old really is new.

6.9 inches tall
Special order

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Price: $72.00
Availability: Buy Pupek Tall Tumbler by Bollen Glass here

Celebration Champagne Flute, Set of 6

Happy New Year everyone!

Raise a glass and start the new year off with a toastin six different languages. Each 4-ounce champagne flute is etched with “cheers” in Chinese, German, French, English, Italian, and Japanese. Set of six comes with one of each language.

2″Dia. x 9.75″T.

Purchase Information:

Price: $60.00
Availability: Buy Celebration Champagne Flute, Set of 6 here

6-piece Botella set

Whoa, talk about a steal of a deal. Snap this 6-piece wine set up as a thoughtful gift for that friend or family member that loves playing host, or maybe for yourself if you plan on throwing some holiday get-togethers. If you or the giftee prefer something of the stronger sort, consider the 5-piece shot glass set or 4-piece martini set.

6-piece set: four 9 oz.; 4″H wine glasses, one 52 oz.; 3.75″dia.x16.25″H decanter and one 3.5″dia.x3.75″H funnel.

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