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These Mugs Link Together So You Can Carry Them All at Once

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It’s basically impossible to carry three mugs of coffee at once. But whether you’re in the restaurant biz or a home coffee lover, these clever mugs will significantly improve the way you carry full cup of Joes.

Made by British company Thelermont Hupton, these mugs link together with a cross design on one side and a recess on the other. When held together, this decreases the chance of mid-transport spillage and allows for easier serving. Burnt fingers no more!

Check ’em out for a great housewarming gift, or if you like to pound down three cups of coffee at a time, for yourself.

Link Mugs, $44.95 @Amazon

H/T Design Taxi

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These Dishes and Cups Are Permanently Covered in Ants

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Ants on your dishware usually aren’t something you want to see.  For many people, it’s a surefire way to ruin a lunch. Yet Evelyn Bracklow, a German artist, wants to put ants on your dishes, permanently. She’s created a set of porcelain plates covered with tiny hand-painted ants and it’s a mix of intriguing, horrifying and strangely beautiful.

The plates are classic white porcelain, with borders of gold paint varying in width. Yes they’re a little creepy, and yes, the thought of drinking your coffee while tiny ants stare at you from the bottom of your cup is a tad disconcerting, but alas, art! Apparently, Bracklow was inspired to create the unique dishware after seeing a real ants descend upon a real plate of food. ” The ants symbolize all the stories that any formerly discarded piece of porcelain carries with it. Where one once dined and drank, today ants bustle in ever new formations, every single one applied with a great love for detail,” she explained to Demilk.

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You can find Bracklow’s work on Etsy.

Picthx Evelyn Bracklow

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Dual Shot-Chaser Glass Eliminates Dreaded Lag In Between

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Every time someone suggests a round of shots, I involuntary throw up in my mouth a little. Truth. Unless we’re talking whiskey, I’m the one scanning the room for any form of a chaser, whether it be beer or a half-empty Red Bull. However, even with a chaser in hand and a shot in the other, that dreaded lag time in between still exists.

Luckily, this dual shot glass seeks to eliminate that problem by combining your liquor on top and your chaser of choice at the bottom. Note, in order to keep the liquids separate you’ll need to pour the heavier liquid first (usually the chaser) and may need the help of a bar spoon when pouring the shot over. The plastic container is able to hold 2.5 oz of chaser while a 1.5 oz shot sits above it. Vodka and OJ, Hennessy and Sunkist (trust me) — the possibilities are endless.

Plus, it cuts down on the inevitable clean up the next day. Wins all around.

Dual Shot Glasses, Set of 4, $10 @Amazon

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This Glass Lets You Drink Two Different Beers at the Same Damn Time

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In a move part Escher, part why-didn’t-we-think-of-that, comes the Dual Beer Glass. Crafted by Matthew Cummings of The Pretentious Beer Glass Company (gotta love the honesty), the cylindrical beer glass houses two separate chambers that meet at the lip. This clever design allows amateur bartenders to pour the perfect Half and Half, eliminating the need for a bar spoon to prevent the two beers from blending.

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This opens up a whole avenue of possible brew combinations, even with those of similar viscosity. The design also allows you to simultaneously smell both beers, rather than just the predominating aroma that settles on top. Each glass measure approximately 5-6″ tall and 3″ wide, holding a total of 10-12 oz.

As an ex-bartender whose mussed up my fair share of Black and Tans and (shudder) Cotton Candies, aka raspberry cider and hefeweizen, this utilitarian glassware  has definitely got my interest piqued.

Dual Beer Glass, $35 @The Pretentious Beer Glass

PicThx The Pretentious Beer Glass

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‘Muffin Top’ Cupcake Molds, because You Only Eat the Top Anyway

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Yes, you read that right. The folks over at Perpetual Kid have gone where no baker has gone before and finally created a mold dedicated to “muffin tops.” It’s about time, because let’s be real: the most delicious part of any cupcake/muffin is the top.

The silicone molds are shaped like the bottom half of a pleasantly plump individual. When the muffins bake, they squeeze out over the top, forming delicious bulges that go great with a glass of milk. Just don’t think too much about how it feels like you’re eating a tiny person made of cake, or wonder where his top half went.

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My only question is what happens when you take the little muffins out of their molds? Are they shaped like tiny legs with perfect little buns? (And can I get a high five for bun puns?)

Muffin Tops Cupcake Molds $12.99 @Perpetual Kid

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Date Rape Drug-Detecting Cups to Debut at Bars, Colleges and Clubs

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Remember these? Cups/straws/glasses/stirrers started by Mike Abramson’s start-up, DrinkSavvy? Good news, ladies and gents! Mike and DrinkSavvy made it big. That’s right, they’re rolling out the corporate red carpet to sell color changing cups and straws, which react in the presence of three commonly used date-rape drugs: GHB, ketamine, and rohypnol. The Indiegogo campaign we covered late last year hit their $50,000 goal and are using funds to ship plastic cups and straws to rape crisis centers, as well as participating bars, colleges, and night clubs. And they hope to start marketing their products to the public some time next year.

While it’s undoubtedly tragic that a product like this is necessary, it’s undoubtedly amazing that the campaign was successful. Take that, creepy party peeps.

H/T NY Post

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Swanky Teapot Instantly Upgrades Any Tea Party

 

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Hey tea drinker. We know what it’s like to constantly be upstaged by cool coffee products. But finally, tea is getting the respect it deserves, with this incredibly cool teapot designed by Snezana Jeremic.

The “Quattro” teapot is elevated by its aluminum base, and tips slightly to pour, no heavy lifting required. The base can be used as a handle, making this the perfect item to carry to and show off at your next frou frou tea party.

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The mix of futuristic design and functionality elevates the tea experience to something only the eighties could have dreamed of and only the present could achieve. So take a step back and calm yourself, coffee fiends. There’s a new way to brew in town, and the Keurig may have finally met its match.

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H/T + PicThx Yanko Design

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These Self-Chilling Wine Glasses Solve Yet Another First World Problem

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While storing a bottle of wine in the fridge is simple enough, forgetting to do so right before drinking time commences happens way too often. It’s rough. Luckily, there’s a clever solution in the form of the Host Freeze Cooling wine glasses.

The glasses are equipped with gel-cooling technology that chills your vino of choice to the perfect temperature, even if you are that party pooper serving warm wine. All you have to do is stick these suckers in the fridge or freezer, and bring ’em out when you’re ready to pour.

Another #firstworldproblem — SOLVED.

Host Freeze Cooling Wine Glass Set, $32.49 @Amazon