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Expansif Mug: Love It or Hate It?

I found these beautiful Laurence Brabant handblown Pyrex Expansif Mugs ($34) at a local boutique. They seem so elegant, yet whimsical, and I love the way the handle is part of the vessel too. What do you think? Would you make these crystal clear mugs a part of your morning routine?

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Swedeybebe Swedeybebe 9 years
wouldnt want to burn my fingers with the hot handle
Megatron Megatron 9 years
Good point, kiwi! I was just going to say how much I like them but not for the price.
kiwitwist kiwitwist 9 years
It would be too hard to clean, even with a dishwasher.
hippiecowgirl hippiecowgirl 9 years
I can see a lot of these being dropped and broken. No thanks.
PinkUnicorn PinkUnicorn 9 years
Pretty, yes, but also too expensive and impractical. How would you have hot tea or coffee in one of these? You'd have to wear oven mitts to drink it!
Marci Marci 9 years
I like them! But I wouldn't spend $34 on one mug.
DeGivenchy DeGivenchy 9 years
i have some!! only the handle is different but i think they're so cute!
NdHebert NdHebert 9 years
They are cute. It reminds me of the cups I used to drink out of as a kid that have the straw attached as the handle!
brookrene brookrene 9 years
i dont think i'd be able to grip it properly. :(
Spectra Spectra 9 years
Not sure...I like the look of it, but the fact that the hot liquid is in the handle scares me off. I would maybe use it for cold beverages, but that's it.
heineken67 heineken67 9 years
Potentially hot handle, difficult to hold, and too expensive. No thanks.
JaimeLeah526 JaimeLeah526 9 years
You couldn't hold it if hot liquid was in there. I don't think it would be really practical and it's too expensive for something so simple.
bekbork bekbork 9 years
It's pyrex so I doubt a little hot liquid will hurt them but I only use mugs for hot coffee or tea. I think it would burn me! I also prefer a handle with a hole in it so that I have a better grip on a full cup which can be a little heavy.
girlwparasol girlwparasol 9 years
i like how they look, but i have to agree with shoneyjoe, too. you definitely wouldn't be able to put this in the dishwasher, that's for sure.
SugarFreak SugarFreak 9 years
Cute shape but I'd be too afraid it would slip out of my hand if the handle got too slippery. I'm a big clutz to begin with.
adco adco 9 years
I had a ceramic mug made like this once. The handle got too hot to touch. Not good.
stephley stephley 9 years
I'd probably knock them over, absentmindedly reaching for the handle.
fashion4ward fashion4ward 9 years
I really like them, I like the mix of glass/mug.
verily verily 9 years
Gotta agree with shoneyjoe. From a functional standpoint, this mug doesn't work. If you put hot liquids in it, the handle is going to get hot (made of glass...). And it looks difficult to hold
shoneyjoe shoneyjoe 9 years
eep! sorry to post twice!
shoneyjoe shoneyjoe 9 years
I'm afraid I'll burn myself on the handle if I use it for hot liquids, or that I'll crack it. Additionally, that little nubbin inside the handle sounds like it'd be an absolute BEAR to clean. They are cute though...
ValenCina ValenCina 9 years
expensive + weird = no thanks
looseseal looseseal 9 years
They really are EXPENSIVE ($34?). Though I guess that's a reasonable price for handblown glass if you like handblown glass a lot. Wouldn't the handle burn your hand if you use it for hot beverages? So no hot beverages in these then, probably.
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