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Tricky Starbucks Mugs Appear Full Even When You Tip ‘Em Over

Starbucks Mugs

Japanese design studio Nendo is known for creating objects with out-of-the-box designs, such as their double helix chopsticks. Starbucks is one of their recent clients, and the studio has given the coffee chain’s classic white mugs an adorably unique makeover.

You know how Starbucks magically creates those caramel hatch patterns or foamy swirls at the top of their drinks? Well, Nendo came up with graphics for the bottom of the chain’s classic mug. Three designs are available — latte, Americano and caramel macchiato — and are strikingly realistic. So when you knock one of these over, it’ll confuse the heck out of onlookers.

According to the studio, it’s “a design that represents Starbucks’ worldview: of feeling fulfilled, and seeing the world as half-full, never half-empty.”

Starbucks Mugs

Starbucks Mugs

As of right now, these cups are set to be released in Starbucks Japan.

Picthx Nendo

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2-In-1 Double Helix Chopsticks Cleverly Combine Into One

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Japanese studio Nendo is known for creating clever food-related designs that not only make mealtime easier but also more enjoyable. Remember those chocolate paint tubes and the handy lemon wedge pouch? Well, their most recent invention comes in the form of chopsticks.

Solving yet another first world problem, these double helix-shaped chopsticks perfectly fit together when not in use, greatly decreasing the chances of losing just one chopstick (which we all know is the worst).
Nendo Chopsticks

Nendo Chopsticks

Nendo also designed a version that features small magnets at the end of each chopstick, so a pair easily stays together when stored.

Nendo Chopsticks

Nendo Chopsticks

So what does this mean for us? The days of losing one chopstick are long gone, my friends. Long gone.

H/T Design Taxi + Pixthx Nendo