On Saturday mornings I always look forward to the "Off Duty"
section of the WSJ's weekend edition. It's a perfect mix of food, travel, fashion, always with a good dose of miscellany. The food makes me hungry, and the fashion even better. One of the blurbs that caught my eye this morning - as a I sat sipping coffee from my little mug -was about, LITTLE MUGS!
It's a great article, and I encourage you to read it here
. It's absolutely true that a smaller cup of coffee tastes better, and feels more social, and you're never left slurping a mouthful of cold coffee from the bottom of your cup. It feels better in your hand, and is a good excuse to keep the french press close.
But I must say, I was surprised that they left out one of my favorite purveyors (of everything), Royal Copenhagen
- who has been making an annual version of the little mug for decades.
|i should be better about collecting-photo by Butter and Figs|
Every year at Christmas, they release a new design, by a Danish artist, for the forthcoming year. The timing is of course impeccable , as they make for excellent gifts. Although I can't say that I'm enamoured with 2014's version.
|Royal Copenhagen 2014|
According to their website
, "The motif of the 2014 mug is graphically simple and at the same time
dramatically expressive - twilight on the moor - the last rays of
sunlight bathe the landscape in shaded beauty. With great intensity the
artist Dag Samsund has created a unique mug for the Royal Copenhagen
Incidentally, I think 2013's mug is gorgeous.
|Royal Copenhagen 2013|
You can also find them on etsy
from time to time.
|Royal Copenhagen 1969 - Etsy|
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