Featuring The New and Improved Travel Mug
Travel mugs are the new green (which is the new black).? I don’t know about you, but lately I’ve been given so many that I now own more travel mugs than regular mugs.*? What’s not to love?? They are eco-friendly, cool and sleek looking, and keep your hot stuff hot.
But not all travel mugs are created equal.? The cheap aluminum one I got from work for my (severely belated) birthday gift?? The one I can’t fit my hand in to wash?? The one I can never get the lid off of?? The one that leaked all into the cup holder in my car?? Not favorites.? But the one that is comfortable, doesn’t taste like metal, and holds the perfect amount of tea?? Yeah.? That one makes my morning.**
But overall, most travel mugs are kind of similar Sputnik silver or plastic designs.? There hasn’t been a travel mug that looks much like… well, a mug — until now.? Check out these handmade beauties by apiecebydenise:
How the logistics of making a clay travel mug are beyond me.? As one who teaches ceramics, I am well aware that one of the major properties of clay is that it shrinks.? How she got a lid to fit snugly, I don’t know.? (How she got it to be round is also a mystery, but that’s just because I’m kinda lousy at that part.)? But she did, and it’s a beautiful thing.
………………………. with love and ginger tea, C.
*(which might just mean that I need to stock up on glassware, and let Certain People not wash dishes)
** in case Christy is reading, the BeeDance mug is in the “Good” pile :}