A few weeks ago, we featured fun porcelain commuter cups from Vessel Drinkware. I loved my cups so much that I decided to expand my collection to include cups for cold drinks. These candy-colored, double-walled, BPA-free Spirit tumblers are perfect for an iced tea, latte, or morning smoothie on the go. Not only do these bad boys keep your beverage of choice cool in style, they’ve also got a smart design feature: a nifty swiveling straw that enables you to suck up every last drop of your drink with ease (and nary a slurp). Shown above are Crow, Nuts & Bolts, Lucha LIbre, and Zombie. Spirit tumblers also come with all the designs featured in our aforementioned coffee post. Get them here, where they’re currently on sale for $13.99. — Megan B.
Nerds around the world, sharpen your pencils and shine your calculators — Pi Day is upon us again. Every year, 3/14 is a day we set apart to celebrate Pi, the mathematical constant describing the ratio of a circle’s circumference to its diameter, because the first three digits are 3, 1, and 4. Last year, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a non-binding resolution (H.RES.224) recognizing the holiday, which is also Einstein’s birthday. That’s all the justification I need to party.
Because this year’s celebration, isn’t until next Sunday, we have plenty of time to get our pi-parations in order. Visit PiDay.org to learn more about the greatness that is Pi, or send your most deserving friends an e-card. Stock up on your Pi apparel, like this T-shirt from Neatorama or hoodies and housewares from ThinkGeek.
And get those Pi-cecubes a-chillin’ for their signature Pi-Tini, because once Pi Day eclipses, we’ve got 365 long ones until it’s here again. (Unless, of course, you count Pi Approximation Day on 7/22.) And if you need a little Pi year-round, check out Katie D.’s Pi dresser find for some furniture inspiration. — Sarah C.
In my humble opinion, coffee tastes best out of porcelain. It retains the heat well and, more importantly, makes me feel classy. But my favorite porcelain mug doesn’t fit in my car’s cup holder. What’s a commuting, coffee-crazed gal like myself supposed to do? Get myself one of these double-walled porcelain commuter cups from Vessel drinkware, that’s what. They’re heat safe to 170Â°F, have a nifty silicone lid, and are microwave safe. But best of all, they’ve got fun and modern designs. If you’re a fan of the original Batman TV series, the Pow! tumbler should appeal to your love of onomatopoeia. If your taste is less bat and more owl, then Tough Little Owl is for you. But my favorite of all is the Mustache Chart, simple white with a handlebar mustache — and a handy guide to other styles. Classy with a touch of kitsch, and totally affordable at $15.99. — Megan B.
True story: when I was little, the worst trouble I ever got into was when I was caught stealing cookies from the cupboard. Itâ€™s that kind of dedication to my sweet tooth that makes me crazy about the Dunk Mug (and gave me the four cavities I have to get filled next month, yikes). Designed by my new idol Dominic Skinner, the Dunk Mug has a built in shelf for discreetly housing a small cookie stash. The cookie shelf (or â€œbiscuit shelf,â€ if youâ€™re as charmingly English as the site) should be turned away from you as you drink so that nothing falls into your lap as you sip your morning caffeine. Donâ€™t worry: there are both left-handed and right-handed mugs available since sugar junkies don’t discriminate! — Katie D.
How did I miss this incredible idea from Not Martha?! These tiny gingerbread houses are made to be perched on the edge of your mug of hot cocoa (or whatever you may be drinking). These are too cute to put away for a whole year, so I was thrilled to see Not Martha had success making these houses out of sugar cookie dough as well. While gingerbread screams holidays, sugar cookies are welcome in my house all year round. — Erica P.