It’s freezing. And there’s nothing better than a warm cuppa’ something to ward off those winter demons. Forget using that nasty NASA mug you got from Space Camp–you’re an adult now. Here’s a list of the city’s hottest beverage-containers to accompany your sad descent into cold-weather depression.
The temperature-sensitive mug by local illustrator Hyein Lee offers a surprise (in the form of weird grumpy furries) every time you fill up. Available for $20 at Miracle Thieves (249 Crawford Street).
While finding an animal at the bottom of our drink sounds like the furthest thing from a good time, the Hidden Owl Mug looks so good that we may have changed our minds. Available for $29 at the Drake General Store.
We like the timid narrative of the the Little Red Mug Set by Japanese brand DECOLE… (and then he tries to eat her). Available for $35 from Magic Pony.
After announcing that the official colour of 2012 is Tangerine Tango (good colour), we’re sold on Pantone as a company, as well as their colour mugs. A long look at your vibrant orange cup and a bit of caffeine, and you’ll be awake in no time. Available for $16.95 at the Harbourfront Centre Shop (235 Queens Quay West).
Let your tough side shine through (even when you’re drinking camomile) with this knuckle buster mug. Available for $22.95 at Rolo (24 Bellair Street).
If you’re gross, you’ll love the Mr. P “Lips” mug, by Propaganda. Available for $19 at Studio Brillantine (1518 Queen Street West).
The preferred choice of camping enthusiasts, this enamel coffee/soup mug can take the heat, even if you’re just in your downtown kitchen. Available for $5.99 at Canadian Tire.
Jessica Carroll is the editorial assistant at Toronto Standard.