Drinkware

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
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Number and Nutrition Water Glasses

Graphics on glasses are g-g-great.

Take a Number Water Glasses- set of 4, $22.50,
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Nutrition Facts Water Glasses, $22.50,
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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.

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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.

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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.

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Price: $49.00
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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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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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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

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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
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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,
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Price: $4.00
Availability: Buy Memo Coolers here

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