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Coffee cups for writers

Writers are notoriously avid coffee drinkers. So, this writer sends out a big thank you to Šarūnė Mac and the mad geniuses at Bored Panda.

“Coffee. Some like it, some love it, and some are downright crazy about it. If you fit into the latter camp then this list of coffee-themed gift ideas is especially for you.

Compiled by Bored Panda, the collection below contains everything from bookmarks and rings to wooden coffee cup earrings and even caffeine molecule bracelets. You’re sure to find something to add to your wish list this Christmas.”

#1 Edible Sugar Doilies For The Prettiest Cup Of Coffee

Edible Sugar Doilies For The Prettiest Cup Of Coffee

#2 This Alarm Clock Will Wake You Up With A Fresh Cup Of Coffee

This Alarm Clock Will Wake You Up With A Fresh Cup Of Coffee

#3 Cookie Monster Coffee Cup

Cookie Monster Coffee Cup

#4 Aurora Borealis Heat Changing Mug

Aurora Borealis Heat Changing Mug

#5 Coffee Ice Tray

Coffee Ice Tray

#6 Coffee Cup Wall-Mounted Lamp

Coffee Cup Wall-Mounted Lamp

#7 Octopus Cup

Octopus Cup

#8 Ctrl-Alt-Delete Cup Set

Ctrl-Alt-Delete Cup Set

#9 R2-D2 Coffee Press

R2-D2 Coffee Press

#10 Cat Butt Coasters

Cat Butt Coasters


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Zombie Head Coffee Mugs

It did not occur to me that I needed a zombie head coffee mug. But after seeing these, now I do. From Kevin Merck and the mad geniuses at Bored Panda.

“Zombies want to eat your brains, but the only way to kill a zombie is by removing its brains; meanwhile, you just want to have a cup of coffee in the morning. Now, thanks to Kevin “Turkey” Merck, you can avoid zombie attacks and have your morning brew, all for the low price of 220 USD. Merck’s terrifying mugs are hand-made from clay and epoxy resin, so you can be sure your zombie skull has no unpleasant flavor.

“My best friend’s dad, Wayne Hewell, is a 5th generation Master Potter and I began studying under him starting in 2001,” Merck recounted to the Examiner. “When I say studying, I mean that I went and hung out in his old shop and he taught me how to turn and work with clay, nothing formal. The area where I grew up is covered up in very skilled craftsmen that work with clay and I was fortunate enough to learn from multiple potters, each one offering help in specific areas such as glazing and firing. As far as doing it for a living, I am a high school teacher and, right now, I only work on my sculptures in the evenings and Saturdays.”


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Monsters plus coffee equals winning!

From J.D. Cotton and the mad geniuses at Bored Panda, for all my caffeine-dependent horror writer friends.

“These scary mugs I make are one of a kind. Working in clay is the best since it combines several different “crafts” – throwing on the pottery wheel, sculpting and the final process, painting. All of which I love to do, especially with my background as an illustrator. After discovering pottery approximately 15 years ago, I’ve been hooked on it.

Originally, I was most inspired by those primitive face jugs that were made down south in the 1800s. My first few face mugs were similar in style which have since evolved into these more detailed pieces.
I sometimes refer to a photo image or whatever pops in my head. I love details and include a lot of it in my work – down to the wrinkles and pores on their faces.”