5 Geologically-Inspired Mugs

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?

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