Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Gaudi Mug

Irene recently went to Europe and not only did she mail me postcards throughout her trip (which I loved), she was also so kind as to bring me back a Gaudi mug from Barcelona. I love the colors, the fact that the inside is orange and the multi purpose spoon that can take care of itself. It totally solves that problem after you mix your milk and sugar into your coffee and you can't find a place to put your spoon. It's pure genius.

When I unwrapped it, she beamed at me. I think she was waiting for me to say, "Oh cool! It's from Barcelona!" because that's what she thought it said on the handle. But actually what I said was, "Oh cool! Where's it from?" because it actually did not say anything on the handle or anywhere around it. It wasn't until I flipped it over that I saw it said "Antoni Gaudi 1852-1926." I may have only gotten a C+ in Chinese Art History class (even when I signed up for it because I thought it would be an easy A), but even I knew that that was probably an artist name and that time period the length of time he had toiled away on my mug. Irene said, "You don't know Gaudi??" And all I could think was, "I must forever cherish this mug which Irene has brought back for me, made by this man Gaudi who worked for so many years to finish it."

13 comments:

Roy said...

i'm a little hurt that i did not receive this kick ass mug irene. JUST A LITTLE. hahaha.

SmitoniusAndSonata said...

And it was worth every second !

lady elle said...

gaudi is my hero. I went to barcelona for the first time for this past new years and fell in love, largely thanks to his architecture. what an amazing city and amazing find!!

Carolyn said...

I agree with lady elle! gaudi was a genius. check out this website - it has info about some of his projects:

http://www.greatbuildings.com/architects/Antonio_Gaudi.html

Jessie said...

it is beautiful! i love it!

wings4me1 said...

Beautiful mug, and the colors are amazing. The spoon holder is a clever idea, treasure this mug forever

Brian said...

74 years to complete the mug and another 83 years before it was delivered into your hands. I thought the world felt a bit more balanced when I woke up today.

Jana said...

I think I should be googling Gaudi.....

Irene said...

Aww shucks. When I saw the mug, it didn't say Antoni Gaudi on it, it had Sobrina's name written all over it with the colors. :) Glad you liked it, Sob!

Sorry Roy... :D I could only bring back so much!

Mildred said...

I am visiting via SOL's blog. That is such a unique mug and oh, so pretty and vibrant with the orange. I bet the postcards were very special too!

SOL said...

As a daily coffee drinker, I love the spoon fitting nicely in the handle. Totally awesome mug!

2busy said...

What a genius idea that mug is...

WK said...

Suddenly I'm a huge fan of Gaudi - I've been scouring the internet for everything he's ever done. I'm not sure that your mug is not my favourite piece so far.
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