Zenguin Mugs - Set of 4

Waddle towards nirvana with these sweet Zenguin mugs featuring inspirational proverbs to keep a level head.
created by

Patricia Carlin

$48.00

Patricia Carlin created by

Patricia Carlin

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Cool As A Cucumber

Waddle towards Nirvana with these charming mugs by Patricia Carlin. Four meditative penguins find their own sense of calm on white ceramic, then encourage you to do the same with a different zen proverb printed on the inside of each vessel--a "tongue-in-beak" way to send your stress to the South Pole. Made in Tucson, Arizona.

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.
Meditate: What is the sound of one flipper flapping?



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.

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.

Exclusive Made in the USA
Made from
ceramic
Measurements
3.5" H, 3.5" diameter; 10 fl. oz. capacity
Care
Microwave and dishwasher safe.
Item ID
24835

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UncommonGoodsZenguin Mugs - Set of 4
 
4.8

(based on 71 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (61)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

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99%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Stylish (54)
  • Dishwasher safe (39)
  • Durable (36)
  • Microwave safe (35)
  • Large capacity / good size (26)

Cons

  • Too small (5)

Best Uses

  • Gifts (40)
  • Breakfast (38)
  • Home (35)
  • Office (23)
  • Dining (21)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Practical (41), Stylish (12), Budget shopper (5)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes (58), No (10)
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Christmas or hanukkah (41), Birthday (15), Other (12)

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5.0

Cutest Mugs I've Ever Bought

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from Pennsylvania

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Pros

  • Durable
  • Stylish

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about UncommonGoods Zenguin Mugs - Set of 4:

      I bought these for my brother for Christmas, who loves tea and humor and trying to relax. These were perfect! Everyone loved the Zenguin mantras! I don't use them myself, so I can't comment on too many pros and cons, but they've held up well so far!

      Service and delivery comments:

      Arrived in time for Christmas, after Uncommon Goods reps were kind enough to put this order through after I changed my mind on what I wanted. Thank you!

       
      5.0

      Couldn't have been more perfect!

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      from Tinton Falls NJ

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      Pros

      • Dishwasher Safe
      • Durable
      • Large Capacity / Good Size
      • Microwave Safe
      • Stylish

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Breakfast
        • Gifts
        • Home

        Comments about UncommonGoods Zenguin Mugs - Set of 4:

        I ordered these as a housewarming gift for a friend. They arrived more quickly than anticipated, were packed well and arrived in perfect shape. My friend was thrilled with her gift!

        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes
        • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
        • Other
         
        5.0

        In love with penguins and these cups

        By 

        from Montana

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        Pros

          Cons

          • Too Small

          Best Uses

          • Breakfast
          • Home

          Comments about UncommonGoods Zenguin Mugs - Set of 4:

          These make me smile every morning,mhave moved my other mugs to the back of the shelf. Just back from NZ, saw lots of penguins and was sad to return to a world without them. Now I have coffee with them. They are solid in the hand, and the four sayings are very cheery. So glad I pushed the order button

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
          • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
          • Other
           
          5.0

          Lefty or righty...

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          from Reston, VA

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          Pros

          • Dishwasher Safe
          • Durable
          • Large Capacity / Good Size
          • Microwave Safe
          • Stylish

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Gifts

            Comments about UncommonGoods Zenguin Mugs - Set of 4:

            Sometimes mugs are a challenge; will the right-handed person see the image or show the image or will the left-handed person see or show the image. These mugs were designed in a novel approach -- but the thoughtful words inside and the funny images outside. It works.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes
            • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
            • Christmas or Hanukkah
             
            5.0

            A little whimsy for tea

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            from Wilmette, IL

            About Me Stylish

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            Pros

            • Dishwasher Safe
            • Durable
            • Large Capacity / Good Size
            • Stylish

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Breakfast
              • Home
              • Office

              Comments about UncommonGoods Zenguin Mugs - Set of 4:

              Love them! So charming, funny, whimsical. They put a smile on my face every time I take a sip. My teenage kids thought they were absolutely adorable and different. I like their shape as well, not bulky and huge, just the right size for cup of coffee or a cup of tea.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No
              • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
              • Other
               
              5.0

              Cute and cozy

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              from Chesapeake, va

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              Pros

              • CUTE
              • Perfect size
              • Stylish

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Breakfast
                • Home

                Comments about UncommonGoods Zenguin Mugs - Set of 4:

                Can't comment on actual use since I gave them as a gift, but they are a very nice size and weight for holding in hand and felt sturdy.

                Service and delivery comments:

                The mugs were well packaged and arrived very promptly.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • Yes
                • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                • Christmas or Hanukkah
                 
                5.0

                Best mugs ever!!!

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                from Philadelphia, PA

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                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Dishwasher Safe
                • Everything Tastes Better
                • Holds The Heat Well
                • Microwave Safe
                • Stylish

                Cons

                • A Little Small But Not A

                Best Uses

                  Comments about UncommonGoods Zenguin Mugs - Set of 4:

                  These mugs are adorable and everything really tastes better in them. A cup of tea cannot be beat in these mugs. We love them so much I ordered another set for my husband's office.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No
                  • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                  • Other
                   
                  5.0

                  Perfect Gift for Penguin Fans

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                  from Sacramento, CA

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                  Pros

                  • Stylish

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Dining
                    • Gifts
                    • Home

                    Comments about UncommonGoods Zenguin Mugs - Set of 4:

                    Charming cups with zen quotes found just inside the top. Perfect for meditating while sipping tea or coffe. Great time out opportunity!

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • Yes
                    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                    • Christmas or Hanukkah
                     
                    5.0

                    Zenquin Mugs

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                    from San Antonio, TX

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                    Pros

                    • CUTE
                    • Dishwasher Safe
                    • Durable
                    • Microwave Safe
                    • Stylish

                    Cons

                    • Not As Big As I Wanted

                    Best Uses

                    • Breakfast
                    • Gifts

                    Comments about UncommonGoods Zenguin Mugs - Set of 4:

                    We like to set our one-cup coffee maker to a 10 oz cup of brew, so these are just a tad small. But, for anyone who does an 8 oz or less cup of coffee/tea, they are PERFECT!

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • Yes
                    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                    • Christmas or Hanukkah
                     
                    4.0

                    Adorable mugs

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                    from Westbury, NY

                    About Me Stylish

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                    Pros

                    • Dishwasher Safe
                    • Durable
                    • Microwave Safe
                    • Stylish

                    Cons

                    • Capacity Is Small

                    Best Uses

                    • Breakfast
                    • Dining
                    • Gifts
                    • Home
                    • Office

                    Comments about UncommonGoods Zenguin Mugs - Set of 4:

                    Love these mugs! While they are small they are adorable and meaningful. I bought a set as a housewarming gift and a set for myself. Very happy.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • Yes
                    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                    • Other

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