I found these ultra-cute little espresso cups on my last visit to the thrift store, and couldn’t help but scoop them up. I normally pass by cups of this size, because, come on – who only drinks that much coffee?? These are the perfect size, however, for little deserts or liquer.
Also, I found this little beauty! At only around 3.5in across, this saucer is too cute. Perfect for a tall stack of cookies. 🙂
Above: The original “I’m too sad to separate” cup, created by Netherlands-based Joon&Jung Design. I recently stumbled across their “New I’m too sad to Separate” series, below, and had an immediate gut reaction to these beautiful pieces.
My obsession over cups is no secret. They’re so familiar, constant and intimate, and can be so beautiful.
There’s something weirdly painful about these designs – awkward, compromised utility – the solid cups become liquid, living objects.