Earthenware mug £10, Julianna Grove.  Mr and Mrs stackable mugs £9.23, Amazon UK.  Lovebird Cups, £16 for a pair, Isak.  Sticks and stones mugs £25 for set of 4, JME . Smell The Coffee mug £6.50, Not On The High Street.  Red Lettering mugs, £10, Heals. Drip Tease Mug £11.95, Reiko Kaneko.  Natural Stripe mug £5, John Lewis.  Lembar Lembar mug £12, Roel of Rubens. Bumblebee Mug £8.95, Big Tomato Co.  Stripe mug £9, W2.  Every Cloud Mug £10, Heals.  I ‘Heart’ Tea Mug £8.50, Urban Outfitters.  In Good Company Mug £13, The Lollipop Shoppe.  Willow Black and yellow mug £25 for 4, W2.  Blackboard mug £6.10, Made In Design.  Fiona Howard Leaf mug £7, John Lewis.  Monogrammed Mug £13, Anthropologie.  Beautiful Day mug £6.36, Oliver Bonas.  Urban Graphic Umbrella mug £13.95, Big Tomato Co.
All I seem to want to do is drink tea right now – I’ve never had an addictive personality – one cup of coffee at my desk in the morning and one tea at 4pm, [regimented yes, but addictive no] frankly i’m shocked at myself. It’s like my body’s gone ‘Ding! It’s getting dark a little early these days, five cups of tea a day please!’. Mortifying. Therefore, I am getting through quite a few tea-cups throughout the week and you know, my old Pantone mugs – even if I do have one in every colour, really have lost that element of surprise! No matter how many mugs or cups you have in the house, don’t you find that there is just one that creeps into your lap every morning urging you to ignore the rest? Even if I have 6 of the same – for some reason I will just use that one mug over and over again…is it just me?
So anyway, here as promised, is our very special ‘Special Mug Roundup!’. 20 great new mugs for you to peruse, all charming in their own way, sitting there, hoping that one of them will find their way into your heart to get you through the winter. I’m really loving Jamie Oliver’s new subtle graphic mug [no.4] but I think I set my sights on no.3 earlier on last week and just can’t seem to move past it. I’m coming to get you Lovebird cup!
Has anyone else seen any nice mugs I can add to the list?
Author: Rohini Wahi
Rohini is a London based freelance journalist and trend forecaster for the design industries. She has worked for Elle Decoration, Living Etc, Houzz and Design Sponge amongst others.
She loves a period drama and keeps a tidy home. Launched in 2007 The Beat That My Heart Skipped focuses on home inspirations, design trends, lifestyle and food – coupled with an insight into Rohini’s work and home life – from key picks at trade shows to styled weekend soirees. To contact Rohini for queries, work for hire or just to say hi drop her a line at email@example.com