I found these mugs at a couple of different shops during Christmas time and I contemplated gifting them, because they are so great. I couldn't bring myself to do it because if I gifted one, I would need to have one for myself as well (sounds selfish I know, but I just couldn't do it!). I dream of sipping my morning coffee out of these sweet sweet mugs.
These great cups are made by Iittala Group
Iittala group is a leading company in modern Scandinavian design with a philosophy against "throwawayism." Not only do I absolutely adore these cups, I love what the company that designs them stands for. They say it so well:
"For a long time, Iittala has been part of an ongoing revolution. This is based on the belief that all human beings can make conscious choices in everyday life. Choosing objects that will last in design and quality will please our senses and create harmony in our everyday lives. Fortunately, this is also a choice for a more sustainable society, and against buying short-lived things destined for the rubbish bin. "
I encourage everyone to check out their website and read the rest of Iittala's philosophy and what's even better? You get a two in one - a visually stimulating AND educational experience. Happy reading!