Drinkware

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

[posted by kris]

Purchase Information:

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.

Purchase Information:

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

Purchase Information:

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

Ceramic Cups by Sarah Cihat

I posted Sarah Cihat’s Rehabilitated Dishware oh-so-long ago, and was pleased to find some of her new(ish) handmade cups.

Handmade cups with floral art.

3″ high by 3″ dia

Purchase Information:

Price: $70
Availability: Buy Ceramic Cups by Sarah Cihat here

Keyaki Wood Tea Cups

I wonder how well wood conducts heat? I’m tempted to buy these; they look so comfortable to hold, plus, they seem more natural than the ceramic mugs we’re all used to.

“Keyaki wood is a Japanese elm and has been much prized for centuries by Japanese woodworkers for the dramatic and beautiful grain. Each teacup is carved from a single block of wood and has a unique pattern. They are light and wonderful to hold in the hand. Set of 4.”

[posted by katie]

Purchase Information:

Price: $40.00
Availability: Buy Keyaki Wood Tea Cups here

Brooklyn Mugs

Whether you love or hate Brooklyn, these two mugs help take you back (unless you live there already).

Brooklyn Mug (right), $10.95 4.25” H Capacity: 12 oz.
Brooklynese Mug (left), $9.95 4”H Capacity: 7.5oz

[posted by katie]

Purchase Information:

Price: $9.95-$10.95
Availability: Buy Brooklyn Mugs here

Swivel Liqueur Glasses

Whether you want or need more play or pleasure when having your drink of choice, these glasses would surely add to rather than detract from the experience. Seems like it could be a good gift as well…

“The shape of the glass enhances the aromatic effects and deep color of the Liqueur, as well as its sensual movement. It makes for a highly playful and pleasurable experience that should not be passed up.”

A set of 2 swiveling Liqueur glasses

Purchase Information:

Price: $45
Availability: Buy Swivel Liqueur Glasses here

Fair Share Fountain

Just saw this over at C&M, quite the thing to add some flair to your champagne toast, huh?

“6 champagne glasses, each one a bit smaller than the other, hand made out of Pyrex and each one has a tiny lip so that the champagne will flow over into the next smaller glass and all 6 together hold the content of one standard bottle!”

2 week lead time.

Purchase Information:

Price: $1200
Availability: Buy Fair Share Fountain here

Pick Your Nose Cups

These cups have certainly been making the rounds on the blog circuit, yet I still find them funny. Might be the perfect thing to take along to a holiday party…

“Each of these photo- realistic paper cups comes emblazoned with a new nose. When you tip your head to take a drink ‘voila’ you get an instant nose job, and a chuckle from the crowd.”

24 12-oz. cups in each pack, evenly divided between male and female

Purchase Information:

Price: $13.95
Availability: Buy Pick Your Nose Cups here

Cheers Wine Glasses

These are just the thing to bring holiday cheer- perfect for a party gift or for adding some seasonal spirit to your wine drinking.

“Six handblown glasses raise spirits in a half-dozen world languages expressed in graphic red, black, silver.”

Set of six glasses: one of each design. 8 oz.; 4.5″H

Purchase Information:

Price: $19.95
Availability: Buy Cheers Wine Glasses here

Sake Set

This set is so simple and pretty; it would be perfect for a gift.

Porcelain Sake Set includes one flask, 5.5 oz two cups, 1.5 oz each

Purchase Information:

Price: $50
Availability: Buy Sake Set here

Deception (Cup and Saucer) by chillichilly

This is a rather unique cup and saucer set- I like how the handle looks like part of a pair of scissors, and the fake shadow is interesting as well…

“what you see is not what you get. this cup and saucer set challenges our perception of what is right and false. the deceiving shadow forged on the saucer resonates the beauty and well-proportioned shape of the coffee cup.”

material : porcelain
size : 4.25 oz

Purchase Information:

Price: $20
Availability: Buy Deception (Cup and Saucer) by chillichilly here

InsideOut Martini Glass, Set of 2

The InsideOut Martini Glasses are available for presale- so now’s the time to put your name down in preparation for all your holiday entertaining (or gift-giving).

“..it creates a wonderful presentation and is a lot better to hold than balancing an overly wide glass filled to the rim on a thin stem…Besides the visual beauty, there is another extremely convincing argument: your drink simply doesn’t warm as fast as it would in a normal martini glass…”

[posted by katie]

Purchase Information:

Price: $55
Availability: Buy InsideOut Martini Glass, Set of 2 here

Cross Cup by Maxim Velcovsky

These cross cups are a cute twist on the modern coffee mug. They would also work in well in the bath beside the sink as a rinsing cup.

Purchase Information:

Price: $33.00
Availability: Buy Cross Cup by Maxim Velcovsky here

Water is Blue Glass

Reconnecting with childhood amazement is as simple as owning a glass that turns bright blue when you fill it up with cold water.

2.5″ x 7.25″ :: 275 ml

Purchase Information:

Price: $29.00
Availability: Buy Water is Blue Glass here