Between spelling errors and some odd-blogness, this post is being reposted!
As I have discussed on this blog – I am a tea drinker. Worked at a tea import shop in college and it stuck with me. But I am not a good shopper. What I mean is I tend to buy only the things I set out to buy. I need new socks, I buy them. I want a specific book, I go buy it (unfortunately book buying happens way too often as also bemoaned on this blog). But when I came across these awesome tea cups, I did the thing capitalists love, and I bought them. No regrets.
At first they look like a beautiful traditional teahouse design, but look carefully and your time with your cup of tea just became a lot more interesting/frightening!
Calamityware is the brainchild and wrist child, of designer/illustrator Don Moyer. He has all kinds of calamity inspired wares on the website. These particular mugs are called the “Things-Could-Be-Worse Mugs”. And indeed, things can always be worse as we are learning this election season.
You can read about Don and his career in design on the website.
When I saw these porcelain tea cups with assorted creatures and their obvious love of detail, I knew they deserved a place with my next cup of Assam. They are so smart and casual and well done. Beautifully designed and wonderfully made. Now if I can just hold out against ordering the plates on the website!