Monday, January 24, 2011

My dad would hate these mugs.

My dad is a pretty traditional guy when it comes to his coffee mugs.  He wants a plain mug with a "normal" handle, nothing fancy.  Every single time I see a mug with an out of the ordinary handle, I think of my dad and crack up.  Here are a few I find to be interesting, but am quite sure he would hate:

I saw these ceramic travel mugs on 6th Street Design School last week and fell in love with them.

I think this face mug is pretty fantastic.  My dad  probably would not like it because of the tiny handle, but the fact that it can hold cookies (or anything else) may change his mind.  You can click here (this week only) to enter a caption contest to win these mugs or a gift card to uncommongoods.

These awesome letter mugs have a variety of handles...handles my dad would definitely hate.

This mug with a big fat handle that holds a spoon, I would find to be quite useful.  I am almost positive my dad would find it annoying.

I find these mugs to be a little disturbing, but quite wonderful at the same time.    Pretty sure, my dad would hate these too.

I am 100% sure my dad would hate this mug the most because of the wing handle.  I think it is  pretty cool.

Love you, Daddy!  I may send you one of each of these for Father's Day this year, just to make you laugh...or maybe not.  :)

Happy Monday!  I hope you all had a great weekend and have an even better week!


Danielle (elleinadspir) said...

I love the first three...but the people ones freak me out, and I think the handles on the other 2 would bug. Isntnit funny how cups can draw opinions?!

Kylie said...

This had me giggling for a while! I am with your dad on this. I am a big coffee person and everyone always seems to give me mugs for birthdays and Christmas, assuming I must love them, since I love coffee. BUT, I like plain mugs with a plain handle, nothing fancy! I have a whole collection! LOL Kylie

Kylie said...

a whole collection of mugs I hate, that is. I sure hope they don't read your blog! LOL Kylie

the southern hostess said...

So funny! I love the colorful ones.

Ana Degenaar said...

These are so cool! Fred flare has some nice ones for guys too :)
Happy Monday!

Sarah@Designmarc said...

LOL Hilarious! I really love the first ones you posted.


Torrie said...

This is so funny. I tried to find the link to share with you, but Ryan brought home 2 ceramic tea mugs from Starbucks (that were given to him during a tasting). The handles were extended from the rim, like a 1/2 bow! Like a soup bowl... totally non-functional! We gave them to my mom, who said she could use them for salsa. Which, I kinda wanted to take 'em back at that point:). (but I didn't!)

Stacey said...

I'm sure your Dad would have a good laugh too!:-). I really love the colourful ones! Hope you're off to a great start to the week!

Bestie said...


i love the west elm mugs! a stylist at work gave one to everyone in the office. love i.

Bestie said...


i love the west elm mugs! a stylist at work gave one to everyone in the office. love i.

Anonymous said...

Daddy really laughed about your blog! I like some of the weird ones. My problem is that my fingers go numb from holding some of them...either Carpal Tunnel, arthritis, getting older or a combination! ;--)

Love you, Mom