Monday, May 29, 2006

Shopping: Coffee Mug Odyssey 2006

We're low on coffee mugs and have been in the market for some new ones.

One would think that this is an easy fix. No, no, no.

Absolutely No.

We want something really whimsical and fun to hold our morning Go Juice. After all, coffee mugs host the image/design that we look at first almost every single day of our lives, so shouldn't they be inspiring in some way?

And we're also particular about size and shape. A lot of mugs out there these days are really oversized, and I'd rather refill and keep my coffee hot, thank you very much.

Can you tell this is a serious issue?

Our everyday Russel Wright Iroquois has a matching mug, but they are rare, fairly pricey, and not that nice to hold/use. Yet we would indeed like something with a bit of a modern bent.

We've seriously been to every retail outlet in Austin that we've thought of. I'm now scouring online sources for something reasonable and well-designed.

This line of tableware by Rosanna has some pretty cool designs, and Whole Foods Market in Austin carries some of them. I like the Platinum Chandelier design:

But alas, no mugs. Only cups and saucers.

Someone help! This is getting serious.


Anonymous austin in austin said...

try ebay. it may take a little time but you can find some cool retro stuff on there.

6:08 AM  
Anonymous Elizabeth I said...

Have a look at Uncommon Objects. Fun stuff there.

4:56 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Crate and Barrel always has something cool. Have you been there yet? It is out at the Gateway shopping center, way north of downtown.

6:36 PM  

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