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Zenguin Cups - Set of 4

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Patricia Carlin


Patricia Carlin created by

Patricia Carlin

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Beak Calm

Waddle towards Nirvana with the help of the Zenguin Master. The perfect balance of contemplation and humor, these Zenguins bring their own South Pole point of view to daily meditation, albeit slightly tongue-in-beak. Small Japanese-style tea cups encourage smaller sips and peaceful reflection.

Set of four includes:

meditate: what is the sound of one flipper flapping?

be: do not fear the shark if your feathers are dry.

breathe: if the ice cracks and no one is there to hear it does it make a sound?

fly: flight is not confined to the sky.

Designed by Patricia Carlin in partnership with UncommonGoods. Cup is made in China. Printed in Virginia. USA.

Click here to see the back of the blue, teal, purple, and green.

Each porcelain cup features a white glaze which may have slight surface variations due to the glaze process used.

Exclusively at UncommonGoods.

Patricia Carlin

created by

Patricia Carlin

Patricia started out as an art director in Philadelphia, selling everything from potato chips to financial products. In 2001, a friend wanted help launching a glassware business. Patricia designed and wrote copy for several product lines for the new venture.

When Red Wheel Weiser Conari Press noticed the glassware at a gift show, they saw book potential. With their help, Patricia produced two books: "Glam Girl" and "Geeky Girl".

Patricia has explored many techniques in her illustration, but simple line drawing appeals to her most. "For me paring things down to their simplest essence is always the best way to understand them," she says. "After I had my daughter I rediscovered the power these little sketches have to tell a story. Drawing was a fun way to communicate without language."


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3.5" H, 8 oz.
Hand-wash recommended. Microwave safe.
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