If your office looks anything like our office, it’s littered with coffee cups in various states of being covered by kinda-nasty, kinda beautiful drips, sitting on top of desks patterned with the rings those mugs leave behind. As I write this, I’m looking at a 16oz paper cup bisected by a single, lonely brown column of coffee.
Of course, if you’re the person that has to clean that coffee up, those drips and rings can be a tremendous pain in the ass. Korean designer Kim Keun Ae invented a coffee cup with an ingenious little ring around the bottom that purportedly “capitalizes on the physics of surface tension” to catch all that stray java before it has a chance to reach your table. It’s really pretty ingenious, an it looks nice too. No word on if and when it will go on sale, unfortunately.
(Top Photo: Marina Galperina/Instagram)