387890ffdc5f3ccfcc46f35553e0af53 Ceramic Dixie cup from Dutch designer Rob Brandt

If I’m ever going to start a coffee shop, this will be my choice for coffee cups.  

An interesting design resembling crumpled up Dixie disposable cups.
Dutch designer Robert Brandt(1946 Gorssel, The Netherlands) has been an interesting figure in ceramic design.

…works in the area between serious art and kitsch and sometimes balances perilously on the edge. He makes use of widely-known images in our society, plays with clichés, picks out the aspects he feels are important at that moment, and constructs a new image. In search of the meaning of beauty, he has unusual powers of association.

You can purchase those ceramic cups here.
[Link: Rob Brandt]

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    4 Responses to “Ceramic “Dixie” cup from Dutch designer Rob Brandt”

    1. Sophie on May 29th, 2008 1:19 am

      Very interesting. Seems like a lot of people are going to waste some efforts by mistakingly taking these up to throw in the garbage and then realize they are not what they think they are and put them back.

      By the way I haven’t officially thanked you for coming to my recital yet. So, thank you.

      Hope all is as well as the *spring* that seems to finally come.

      Cheers.

    2. Kay on May 29th, 2008 1:55 pm

      umm, I guess it’s me to say “thank you” for your wonderful performance, it’s amazing I could just sit there and listen for free. The performance made me so jealous =].

      Also, this is not really my own blog anymore. There are some other people(Tim for eg.) involved here. But since I haven’t settled down the design part, they are not writing anything just yet. So far all the posts are from me except that game introduction post. I’m gonna add the author name along with the title soon, in case people get confused.
      Oh and thanks for coming. I’m still fixing the layout and stuff of this site. It’s going to look totally different soon. You can also register to be an author if you are interested.

      “Spring” never come around, maybe it’s because the winter was too long.
      I do enjoy the summer though, guess it’s for the movies XD.

    3. Sophie on June 3rd, 2008 2:10 pm

      Sounds cool.

      We should plan some interesting projects to contribute to the seemingly ever-so-slightly deteriorating world of blogging.

      Ideas? Tim’s got one. ;) I think it’d be a really interesting thing to do.

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