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zenguin cups - set of 4

by Patricia Carlin
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  • the story

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.

  • details
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Item ID
19052
Made from
ceramic
Measurements
3.5" H, 8 oz.
Notes
Hand-wash recommended. Microwave safe.
  • the maker
Patricia Carlin

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." collection

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ZENGUIN CUPS - SET OF 4
 
4.6

(based on 77 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (54)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (20)

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96%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Unique (25)
  • Stylish (23)
  • Dishwasher safe (11)
  • Durable (11)
  • Microwave safe (8)

Cons

  • Too small (3)

Best Uses

  • Gifts (37)
  • Anytime (27)
  • Home (13)
  • Breakfast (9)
  • Office (7)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Simple tastes (16), Practical (14), Stylish (13), Health conscious (10), Budget shopper (8)

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1.0

Poor quality?

By 

from Los Angeles, CA

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        Comments about ZENGUIN CUPS - SET OF 4:

        The cups are cute, but I didn't like how one of the four was a different thickness than the other three. It didn't match the set and made it cheap-looking.

        • Who was the recipient of this product?:
        • Other
        • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
        • Birthday

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        5.0

        Quirky and Fun

        By 

        from Mississippi

        About Me Frequent Diner, Simple Tastes

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Fun
        • Funny
        • Unique

        Cons

        • None

        Best Uses

        • Anytime
        • Gifts

        Comments about ZENGUIN CUPS - SET OF 4:

        This was a perfect gift for a friend who collects penguins and also enjoys tea. Find your inner zen with these cute companions!

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        5.0

        Wise Penguins!

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        from Nj

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        Comments about ZENGUIN CUPS - SET OF 4:

        Adorable little cups that anyone could love. They were a great purchase!!!

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        5.0

        Love the cups

        By 

        from Yardley, PA

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Unique

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Anytime
          • Gifts

          Comments about ZENGUIN CUPS - SET OF 4:

          I love the says on the cups. Very unique. Great gift for someone who is into zen and meditation and loves tea or coffee.

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          5.0

          A Zen of a gift

          By 

          from Riverside, Rhode Island

          About Me Simple Tastes

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                Comments about ZENGUIN CUPS - SET OF 4:

                I sent this to a friend as a gift. She uses them all the time as a relaxing end to her day and they make her smile.

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                5.0

                3-2-1 Zenguin!

                By 

                from Fargo, ND

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                • Adorable
                • Clever
                • Inspiring
                • Well-made

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Tea

                  Comments about ZENGUIN CUPS - SET OF 4:

                  I received these as a gift and they were absolutely perfect! I love zen, penguins and tea! The sayings are delightful and witty. It makes my tea time even more enjoyable. My friend is so thoughtful and kind.

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                  5.0

                  ADORABLE!!!!

                  By 

                  from Florida

                  About Me Foodie, Health Conscious, Simple Tastes

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Perfect gift
                  • Unique
                  • Well made

                  Cons

                  • A little small

                  Best Uses

                  • Best for hot tea drinkers

                  Comments about ZENGUIN CUPS - SET OF 4:

                  These little cups are PERFECT!!! I love the inspirational zen sayings on the back. They look like large sake cups, hold about 8 oz if filled to the brim. Made a wonderful housewarming gift for a penguin lover friend of mine. Too small for coffee, probably just right for tea.

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                  5.0

                  Adorable "Mood-Lifters"

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                  from Michigan

                  About Me Simple Tastes

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                  Pros

                  • Cute
                  • Decorative

                  Cons

                  • Very small to drink from

                  Best Uses

                  • Evening

                  Comments about ZENGUIN CUPS - SET OF 4:

                  very cute and mood lifting

                  Service and delivery comments:

                  Prompt!

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                  5.0

                  Perfect Gift

                  By 

                  from Summerland, CA

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Unique

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Anytime

                    Comments about ZENGUIN CUPS - SET OF 4:

                    The Zenguin cups were a gift for a special person, one who drinks tea and studies Buddhism. I always thumb through your catalogue, and when I saw these, I knew they would be perfect for him.

                    When they arrived, they were all I expected, and beautifully packaged, as well. They were a joyous surprise for the recipient.

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                    4.0

                    Fun & functional

                    By 

                    from Fairfield, CT

                    About Me Frequent Diner, Health Conscious, Simple Tastes

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                          Comments about ZENGUIN CUPS - SET OF 4:

                          Fun

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