My husband works in a geology department at a university, and I've learned more than I ever imagined possible about rocks of sandstone, metamorphic, and igneous varieties. These five mugs take their cue from geology in one way or another, from the soothing shape of a boulder worn down by time, to vessels made of marble and soapstone.
For those of you who covet marble countertops, a little piece of marble beauty for your morning espresso.
Crystals, stratigraphy, the cells of my brain on coffee — whatever you see in this mug, it's very nice.
I'm crazy for the smooth, soft feel of soapstone and am plotting ways to bring it into my house. I may start with this tumbler.
The wabi-sabi boulder-style mugs that everyone seems to love. Curl up with a cup of tea and ponder the formation of rocks.
Do you have a favorite mug or piece of kitchenware that seems to be related, ever so distantly, to a slab of rock?