Zenguin Cups - Set of 4

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Patricia Carlin

$35.00

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.

Patricia Carlin

created by

Patricia Carlin

location

Pennsylvania

“I like to keep things pretty simple. I focus on warmth, humor, and emotion.”

Patricia Carlin believes that a small sketch has the power to tell a story without language. She 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, so Patricia designed and wrote copy for several products for the new venture. 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.

We chatted with Patricia about how she brings her charming illustrations to life (and got a look at her adorable studio cat). Read the Q&A on our blog.

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Made from
ceramic
Measurements
3.5" H, 8 oz.
Notes
Hand-wash recommended. Microwave safe.
Item ID
19052

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This item has been discontinued. When it sells out, it will no longer be available.


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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)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

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    (1)

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    (1)

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?

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from Los Angeles, CA

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

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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

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from Yardley, PA

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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

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    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!

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    from Fargo, ND

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    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!!!!

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      from Florida

      About Me Foodie, Health Conscious, Simple Tastes

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      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

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      from Summerland, CA

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      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

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        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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