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Home working mugs

No,Home working mugs - Katie Macdonald I’m not talking about us – although if you’re anything like me there are days when I think it would be so much easier on myself just to go out to work! I’m talking about the things we drink our work-fuelling coffee and tea out of.

I’ve mentioned before how little things matter when you work from home, including the making and consumption of drinks and snacks, and on the last day of this peculiarly short week, with the rain lashing down, I feel like a frivolous post!

Pride of place, and shown in the photo above, goes to the piece designed and hand-crafted by Katie Macdonald herself. Not many of us can say we make our own!

Home working mugs - San SharmaThen here is San Sharma with his favourite Denby mug. Apparently his attachment to it causes great hilarity on the part of his fiance, but that’s how it is with favourite home working stuff!

Lucy Eckley, Blue Penguin CommunicationsLucy Eckley featured in the Home Office Gallery last week, and I love the mug she’s clutching here – colourful and also large, an essential characteristic to my mind.

My home office - Andy Britnell, See a Man About a BlogThis is A’s favourite on his desk with energy-giving toast, to be consumed while working on his clients’ blogs. It’s pale turquoise, and nice and roomy. Designed by Sophie Conran for Portmeirion, and available at a very reasonable price at Clark’s Village, the outlet shopping centre not far from here.

My home office alfresco readingAnd I have the same one in green, seen here, and blue, which I alternate. The cream one on the table was my previous favourite mug, now superceded and used as a back-up. It’s tough world for a home working mug.

You can see more in my Facebook home working mug shots album. What’s your favourite, and why?

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  1. Kaitlyn says:

    Ooo! A good mug is so important! My favourite mug is one I picked up from the hotel I stayed at when I went to Thailand last year. It’s big, which is essential. I want to make two, maybe three mugs of tea a day.

    If the mug is too small then I have to get up too often to refill it. Of course, the downside to a large mug is that it can lose the heat. This is where my thailand mug is extra fabulous – it comes with a little ‘lid’ which keeps the heat in but also keeps the bugs out and acts as a coaster whilst I’m drinking.

    Utility mug!

  2. Liz says:

    This is so funny as only yesterday I treated myself to a new bone china mug with welly boots, watering cans and other gardening motifs all over it. It makes me smile and, as you say, the little things really do matter.

  3. Couldn’t agree more… I have a set of flowered mugs that are the perfect size and shape, and work cannot begin without proper coffee in one of those and a buttered bagel…

  4. I have my #elevensestime coffee mug, which was a gift from a friend a few years ago. It’s twice as large as the normal mugs, and only used for drinking coffee, and usually only between 11.00 & 11.59! The mug helps to make the break more special.

    For the rest of the day I drink plenty of tea. I don’t have a special cup for that but I definitely have opinions of the difference between girls mugs and boys mugs!

  5. Reese says:

    My work from home mug has got a picture of a cat – I love animals – and the Latin phrase “Carpe Diem”, seize the day! The mug is in a nude color and the prints are in black. I just love how my mug reminds me to live each day fully and reminds me of one of my favorite movies as a kid, “Dead Poets Society”.

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