The mug is the Volkswagen of the kitchen. Often cute instead of beautiful, they perform a service first and look good only occasionally. It's comfort design.
These, however, might be the Aston Martin of mugs.
Made by hand entirely of off-white ceramic, Daniel Smith's mugs are light, large, thin walled and lovely.
They come in two sizes (Ochre is only selling one right now) and two shades of natural colors. Made by hand and signed in the UK, please don't get sticker shock. They're not cheap, but you'll enjoy them for a long, long time.