Merge Cup by Thomas Ryan Barkman

Merge Cup by Thomas Ryan Barkman

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Maxwell Ryan
Feb 23, 2011

Spinning through the Gift Fair last month, I was arrested by these mugs sitting in an empty booth. The design was as improbable as it was beautiful - white porcelain anchored to an angular piece of black walnut with stainless steel screws.

While not entirely practical and on the expensive side, these won my admiration for their perfect execution and dramatic visual

contrast (I also loved that this is a collaboration with Nancy Bauch of White Forest Pottery).

This is a great gift for supreme coffee nuts.

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