Drinkware

Alt Mugs

These are a little late in being featured, but better late than never, right? It seems like one of these would be a perfect small gift for a co-worker/friend.

Each of these mugs has been subtly altered to give them added and unusual functionality, not limiting what you can put in a mug to tea or coffee. what about milk? or money? or golf balls?! Our Alt Mugs cleverly and subtley change the function of the humble mug to give it a new twist, a new lease of life – people have been drinking out of mugs for millions of years, it’s time for a muggy revolution! Range of 4 mugs to collect, each with a different use; ashtray, money box, milk jug, or golf practice mug.

£ 10, Buy it here.
$16.00,
Buy it here.

Purchase Information:

Price: $16.00
Availability: Buy Alt Mugs here

Slanted Mug

With my luck, I’d spill this on the way to the chair/sofa, or while pouring the beverage.

We’ve all done it! Precariously placed a glass or mug containing our favorite beverage on our lap, only to have it spill on our clothes, not to mention our favourite chair. This mug’s uniquely shaped base allows you to nest it easily and securely in your lap. Available in orange, cream, light blue and mint green.

$35.00 CAD, Buy it here.

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Price: $35.00
Availability: Buy Slanted Mug here

Polycarbonate Glasses by Italesse

As the summer sun heats up, make sure you’re ready for those out-of-doors drinks with these polycarbonate (i.e. unbreakable) glasses.

technio-shaped stemmed glasses suitable for sparkling or still wines. the newest in polycarbonate injection technology enabled us to shorten the stem and make them ideal also for serving long drinks and cocktails too. unbreakable and perfect for poolside, boats, bbq’s on the deck, or that guest who tends to break your nice crystal stemware.

prive beach flute, set of 4, $34.00
prive grand cru beach flute, set of 2, $34.00
vertical beach party glasses, set of 2, $30.00
vertical beach glasses, set of 2, $34.00

Buy it here.

(If these are a bit pricey, check out the polycarbonate glasses at Target…they’re a bit more affordable.)

Govino Wine Glasses

Huh? A shatterproof wine glass? Sounds like the perfect thing to snap up for any parties you might have. It’s made from a “proprietary, food/pharmaceutical safe PETG”, if that means anything to you. It’s also recyclable.

One 4-pack Tote, $11.95

[via NYTimes]

Purchase Information:

Price: $11.95
Availability: Buy Govino Wine Glasses here

Glass Collection by Vivre Selection

This collection continues (or copies? see here and here) the theme of making glass look like disposable cups and bottles.

From our collection of witty, whimsical borosilicate glass pieces that flawlessly mimic the forms of familiar disposables and lunchbox staples.

Thermos Glass Carafe w/ Cup, $45.00,
Buy it here.
Canteen Glass Water Carafe, $45.00,
Buy it here.

Set of 6 Glass Drinking Cups, $45.00, Buy it here.

Cedar Sake Vessel

I don’t make a practice of drinking sake, but this vessel by designer Shunji Kurimori might convince me to start.

Kurimori’s Cedar Sake Bottle is made using old cedar trees with a striking narrow grain, resulting in a bentwood low-conduction vessel that keeps cold sake cool, hot sake warm. Kurimori is a Master of Traditional Craft, recognized by the Japanese Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry. Pair the Cedar Sake Bottle with the Cedar Sake Cups (sold separately) to practice a third Japanese tradition: sharing sake and conversation with friends.

Cedar Sake Vessel, $140.00 Now: $84.00
Cedar Sake Cups (Set of 2) $85.00 Now: $51.00
Buy it here.

More information:

View Cedar Sake Vessel here

Number and Nutrition Water Glasses

Graphics on glasses are g-g-great.

Take a Number Water Glasses- set of 4, $22.50,
Buy it here.

Nutrition Facts Water Glasses, $22.50,
Buy it here.

Square Sake Cups

I like the idea of using these as tiny planters for succulents (as suggested). Take note of the size; they’re pretty tiny.

Square sake cups aren’t just for squares or sake for that matter. These delicate porcelain cups are designed for sake, but think how cute they would be with little succulents in them lined up on the windowsill.
White porcelain, so fine you can almost see through it, makes sipping sake sublime.

Set of six mostly square cups.
Each cup measures approximately 1.5″ x 1.5″.

$24.00, Buy it here.

Purchase Information:

Price: $24.00
Availability: Buy Square Sake Cups here

Write-on Glassware

Why not carry around your to-do list on a glass or mug? Seems like you’d have to write on these glasses while empty, maybe while you’re waiting for your coffee to brew, otherwise the awkward angle of writing on it without spilling a beverage would cancel out any convenience (not to mention it’d make you look a little idiotic).

Feed the cat, take out the trash, mow the lawn; there are so many things to
remember and now you can take your to-do list with you! Write on this glass
mug or tumbler then erase when you are done with each task. A mini pencil
with eraser is included.

Mug measures 3”x3.5” and tumbler measures 3”x6”
$16.00 each, Buy it here.

Purchase Information:

Price: $16.00
Availability: Buy Write-on Glassware here

Postcup

This is a very cute alternative to the ho-hum-flowers-and-candy…plus, this will last a lot longer (ensuring appreciation for years).

Each cup features phrases – or heart – in burnt sienna bold text on one side, while the other side has a postcard design, which (and this is the cool part) can be personalized with your own message plus your recipient’s address — Re Jin will hand write it onto the cup with heat set porcelain paint (black or blue).
Please include your custom text (maximum 100 characters) when placing your order, as well as recipient’s address (if different from shipping address).
Microwave and dishwasher safe.

Designer: Re Jin Lee

$49.00, Buy it here.

Purchase Information:

Price: $49.00
Availability: Buy Postcup here

Cara and Kami Wood Cups

There’s something so refreshingly simple about wood cups…they seem warmer and softer than porcelain and ceramic.

Cara M Cup, (on left), set of 2: $85.00, Buy it here.

The new Cara Series was designed by Rina Ono and hand-crafted by Hidetoshi Takahashi in Japan. The gorgeous cup is made from Japanese Linden wood with a food-safe polyurethane coating inside. The series also includes a milk cup and egg cup. Available in set of 2 or 4. 3″ x 3″h

Kami Cup Large (right), set of 2: $85.00, Buy it here.

The new Kami Series is hand-crafted by Hidetoshi Takahashi in Japan. The gorgeous cups are made from Castor Aralia wood with a food-safe polyurethane coating inside. Available in set of 2 or 4 tall cups. 3″ x 5″h

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Purchase Information:

Price: $85.00
Availability: Buy Cara and Kami Wood Cups here

Recycled Windshield Glasses

The greenish hue of these glasses is quite nice, and the fact that they are recycled makes them even nicer.

Handmade in Colombia of recycled glass from old car windows…Sturdy and strong, the thick glass has a slight green hue from the tint originally added to lessen the sun’s glare. Beautiful and interesting, these glasses will please everyone from the environmentalist to the car enthusiast. Each is one of a kind and will vary.

Wine Glasses, Set of 2: $22.00, Buy it here.
Beer Glasses, Set of 2: $20.00, Buy it here.

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Purchase Information:

Price: $20.00-$22.00
Availability: Buy Recycled Windshield Glasses here

Engineering Collection Glassware by Ruckl Crystal

While you might have to take out a small loan in order to own all of this collection, it’s certainly worth considering a piece or two.

highball glasses, set of 2, $195.00
whiskey glasses, set of 2, $200.00
wine glasses, set of 2, $270.00
whiskey bottle $275.00
champagne flutes, set of 2, $320.00
ice bucket $635.00

Purchase Information:

Price: $195.00
Availability: Buy Engineering Collection Glassware by Ruckl Crystal here

Someone’s Cup by Esque Design

Hmm…would this be funny or bothersome? (Also, if you think this glass is sort of expensive, check out Esque Design’s other items.)

your guests may do a double take with the lipstick mark that’s imprinted on ‘someone’s cup’. sold individually.

$60.00, Buy it here.

Purchase Information:

Price: $60.00
Availability: Buy Someone’s Cup by Esque Design here

Cheers Champagne Flutes

I know these are normal-nice, and not especially amazing in design attributes, but seeing as they promote international holiday cheer you’ll just have to bear it.

The words may be different, but when it comes to champagne, the sentiment is the same around the world—”cheers!” Fluent in the international language of celebration, our glass champagne flutes are etched with traditional toasting words: “cheers” in English, “sante” in French, “salute” in Italian and “prost” in German.

each glass measures 8 3/4″ high and holds 6 oz

set of four $49.95, Buy it here.

Purchase Information:

Price: $49.95
Availability: Buy Cheers Champagne Flutes here