The Federal Espresso Set

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The Federal, a Canadian design company, has unveiled the prototype for an espresso set made with 3D printing. Revising the usual cup o’ Joe, they designed a rectangular mug with one rounded lip from which to drink. The shape may seem like a slippery choice–there’s no cupping this mug in your hands; there’s not even a handle. But, its boxiness makes for a fresh look and saves space, allowing the espresso set of two mugs, a sugar dish, and a spoon to nest neatly inside a tray. Altogether, the set’s innovative touches and classic white ceramic are posed to catch the eye of coffee enthusiasts worldwide.

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Holly

Holly is a poet from Kentucky. She grew up first in a Sears house, then on a farm. She studied English and Gender Studies at Mount Holyoke College and moved to Manhattan for love. As an occasional jewelry-maker and museum patron, Holly favors wearable and functional design but is eager to see work that challenges her aesthetics. Read more and connect by visiting her blog, Twitter, and LinkedIn.

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