10 Cool & Creative Coffee Mugs
1. On/Off Mug
This apparently ordinary mug is not at all ordinary. Created with heat sensitive pigment, at first glance the On/Off Mug ($27.00), looks like a standard black mug with big white letters that say “OFF”. Nothing extravagant, but once you add the hot beverage of your choice, the mug changes color to white and in big black letters it states: “ON”. and when half filled – you can see as pictured.
2. Brugo Self-Cooling Coffee Mug
Now This mug comes with a “Temperature Control Chamber” at the top which measures out a drinkable portion of coffee, and cools it down to 150-170°F., which they say provides optimum taste at a comfortable temperature.The lid has three settings: “Tip and Cool”, which allows you to drink using the Temperature Control Chamber, “Sip” which bypasses the Chamber allowing to drink like a normal cup, and “Lock”, which closes the cup. Wow! Now Isn’t that fascinating?
3. Zero Gravity Coffee Cup
Oddly enough, the On-orbit mug is the second design that I have seen for a space coffee cup, the first was by Daniel Pettit, but this one has a special designer touch. You see, coffee, like all other liquids is a little tougher to drink in zero gravity, hence the intricacy of the design which uses surface tension from the narrow bottom and a deep groove to allow the space traveler to enjoy a cup of Joe just as he or she would do on Earth. Kudos to Travis Baldwin for such a sweet design.
4. Lockable Coffee Cup
Well I found this to be weird because you have a coffee cup which has a lock and key. Can you believe it? I would not want to drink a cup of coffee from somebody else’s cup so if somebody tries drinking from my cup, I would be able to lock it.
5. Drink Selector Mug
If you are tired of telling people how you like your tea or coffee, just twist rings on your Drink Selector Mug ($22.75) to reveal your choice of drink and your milk and sugar preferences.
6. My Cuppa Coffee
My Cuppa Coffee ($18.95) helps you mix your drink to the perfect consistency, based on the color-coded guide inside. Options include everything from a straightforward “milky” to an extra-strong “builder’s brew”
7. Gun Mug
Sick and tired of high design constantly cast as sensitive and wimpy? Then kill a little time with this clever Gun Mug ($14.99) that replaces the boring office cubicle mug by a gold plated trigger custom made mug.
8. 2-Carat Cup
If you’re seeking lady love and but aren’t sure your significant other is completely aware of this, say it with this 2-Carat Cup ($15.00). The Swarovski crystal ring comes in gold or silver, and will serve as a constant reminder of what you may have your heart set on for next February 14th.
9. Mug Pie
In its “ranks closed” fomation, the Mug Pie can be used to create a lovely floral arrangement, party-size servings of olives, nuts, guacamole, and other dips and sauces, holders for your desk items… Ah, but I digress. They are coffee mugs, so let’s figure out how to get to their mug handles. Aha! Oh, yes, the Mug Pie is definitely a set of coffee (okay “beverage”) mugs… and even more elegant in part than it is in toto. These 12 ounce mugs are totally unique, even stunning! Mug Pies are for sale at Elseware in white/white, orange/white, light blue/white. Mug Pie is 10″ in diameter. Mugs are dishwasher safe and microwavable.
10. Equal Measure Cup
View your measurements in a surprising new light – next time you make brownies, use a tyrannosaur’s brain of flour, or sugar equal to the water in a cumulus cloud the size of a bus. The Equal Measure Cup ($11.49) is half measuring cup, half laboratory beaker, and all fun.