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The Short List: Mugs That Will Elevate Your Mood—and Cup of Tea

April 13, 2018
Digging through the market’s myriad options for that perfect something­—be it a big-ticket item or a small (but statement-making) detail—can be more than a bit overwhelming. That’s why we’ve done the hard work for you, scouring the globe for the best of the best: The Short List!
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For us, Astier de Villatte’s signature ceramics are the gold standard: pretty and practical, and perfectly imperfect. Their handcrafted simplicity makes you feel good. Calm, even. It’s why we have them in our showrooms.

We believe in the power of great design to elevate everyday moments—like tea breaks. It makes all the difference. So we scoured the globe for other highly skilled artisans who transform the humble mug into an original work of art.

Takashi Endo

Kanagawa, Japan

Handmade Ceramic Mug, $55, nickeykehoe.com


Philadelphia, PA

Coffee Mug 2196, $110, bddw.com

Jeremy Ayers Pottery

Waterbury, Vermont

Brown Diagonal Striped Mug, $40, jeremyayerspottery.com

Emma Lacey

London, England

Everyday Mug Yellow, $50, emmalacey.com

Christiane Perrochon

Tuscany, Italy

Blue Violet Mug, $160, christianeperrochon.com

Recreation Center

Brooklyn, NY

Positive Rocks Mug, $42, recreationcentershop.com

The Astier de Villate mugs shown at the top, from $120, are available at astierdevillatte.com.