Drinkware

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

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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.

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Price: $60.00
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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.

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Price: $49.95
Availability: Buy Cheers Champagne Flutes here

Citi Glasses

We’ve posted the New York City Skyline Tumbler before, but if you don’t owe allegiance to NYC, then you might also enjoy this set.

Hand-blown tumblers of recycled glass are accented with iconic skylines of the world’s great cities. Designed by Nicci Green, Australia. Exclusive to SFMOMA.

Set of four: San Francisco, London, Paris, and New York.

$48.00, Buy it here.

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Price: $48.00
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Skull and Bones Cocktail picks

Hmm, do you think of poison (the stuff, not the band) or pirates when you look at these cocktail picks?

Great for the trend-setter party thrower with an edge. Set of four metal cocktail pics with skull and bones design.

$10.75, Buy it here.

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Price: $10.75
Availability: Buy Skull and Bones Cocktail picks here

Fern and Frond Glasses

These would add a nice delicate touch to a tabletop setting.

With their delicately etched designs of ferns or palm fronds, these glasses are ideal when you want to serve drinks in a shady spot in your garden or add a touch of elegance to your table. Set of 3, 1 glass in each design.

Small: $36.00
Large: $42.00

$36.00-$42.00 for set of 3, Buy it here.

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Price: $36.00-$42.00
Availability: Buy Fern and Frond Glasses here

Memo Coolers

I love these glasses.

Dimensions: 5 7/8”H Capacity: 17 oz

Memo Dotted Line Cooler, $4.00,Buy it here.
Memo Graph Cooler, $4.00,
Buy it here.

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Price: $4.00
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Concrete Tumblers (set of 2)

You know how sometimes in movies people throw a glass at whoever they’re mad at and it ends up smashing against a wall? These glasses would do some serious damage…other than that, they look pretty cool.

These fantastic glasses are a great combination of real concrete and glass and work perfectly for any occasion. A dirty Martini will work just as well as a neat Hendricks or any other high octane beverage. But, they also do a great job as water glasses because their design is so timeless and simple…

$30.00, Buy it here.

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Price: $30.00
Availability: Buy Concrete Tumblers (set of 2) here

Summer Porcelain Cup Set

Seeing as the summer is drawing to a close, it’s time to savor those evenings sipping refreshments. Why not do it in style from hand sculpted black and white etched cups? (Of course, it takes little investigative work to see these would be more appropriate for a discerning collector than in a child’s hand…)

Spot the odd one out! Painting the interior of one of the cups yellow, Rosaria Rattin sees no rules in ceramic design; she approaches each porcelain surface as if boldly printing fabric. Each cup is delicately sculpted and etched by hand, creating lines and shapes with individual character. Set of six assorted porcelain cups with a hint of lemon.

€216 ($332 (approx)),
Buy it here.

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Price: &euro216
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Tampopo Crinkle Cup

Similar to the Crinkle Cups we’ve posted before, yet more austere in resembling paper rather than plastic.

“These cups manage to be humorous and elegant all at once. Formed to resemble crinkled paper, these porcelain cups will certainly attract attention in your home.”

Color: White. 2.5″h,
$14.00,
Buy it here.

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Price: $14.00
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Onion Glass by Jakub Berdych

The etched floral pattern in these short tumbler glasses create a lovely effect.

by Jakub Berdych for Qubus design studio (2007)
3″ dia. x 3.75″

Purchase Information:

Price: $28.00
Availability: Buy Onion Glass by Jakub Berdych here

Porcelain Small Tumblers

The delicate smattering of dots add such a nice touch to these tumblers.

Petite tumblers are made from a creamy white or matte black porcelain and handpainted with a constellation of dots. The shapes vary from almost cylindrical (white) to fairly oval (black) due to how the porcelain behaves in the kiln. Fits nicely in the hand to hold your morning orange juice.

Designer: White Bike Ceramics, Brooklyn, NY
3 1/2″ high, 2 3/8″ diameter (note: picture on right shows large tumblers)

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Price: $30.00
Availability: Buy Porcelain Small Tumblers here

Tom Dixon: Eco Ware Cup Set (4)

The Eco Ware line is the result of experimenting with biodegradeable plastics made from compressed natural materials such as byproducts of coconut, rice and bamboo processing. Tom Dixon created this line of biodegradeable plates, bowls and cups dubbed Eco Ware . This elegant line of sustainable tableware is 85% bamboo bound with a water-soluble polymer.

Eco Ware is fine enough for formal occasions, tough enough for the outdoors, and robust enough for every-day use. The best part is that after a long functional life (5 years give or take), the Eco Ware objects can be recyled into plant pots or simply composted back to the earth.

Size (each cup): 4.25″ height x 4″ width

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Price: $49.99
Availability: Buy Tom Dixon: Eco Ware Cup Set (4) here

New York City Skyline Tumbler by Nicci Green, 2007

The delicate line drawing on this tumber is just enough detail, plus, it’s New York City, so who wouldn’t like that?

“Crafted by hand using partially recycled glass, this tumbler shows the iconic New York City skyline in a simple line drawing. The hand blowing process used to create the tumbler results in subtle ripples and striations, adding to the individuality of each piece. Hand-wash recommended.”

Size: 3.5h x 3.3″diam.

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Price: $14.00
Availability: Buy New York City Skyline Tumbler by Nicci Green, 2007 here

Crystal Barware by Ted Muehling

These are absolutely lovely, no doubt about it, but man, you’d think they’d almost be too precious to use.

“Inspired by the whimsical sensibilities of warm weather and the fantastical nature of soaring butterflies, this delicate, lead-free Austrian crystal collection is an absolute treasure.”

Butterfly Decanter and Stopper, $600.00
One Butterfly Balloon Glass, $210.00
Two Butterfly Balloon Glass, $340.00
Three Butterfly Balloon Glass, $465.00
Three Butterfly Tumbler, $330.00

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Price: $210.00
Availability: Buy Crystal Barware by Ted Muehling here