Self-Stirring Cup by Anna Gram

You know when you’re having coffee or tea, and the dregs end up settling at the bottom? It’s kind of gross and designers Florian Dussopt and Julie Girard have come up with a way to counteract this. They’ve come up with a self-stirring cup. The idea is simple, it’s a glass which at the bottom is a wider reservoir that contains a ceramic ball. Once you spin the cup the ball spins in the reservoir, mixing your drink up more successfully, or so is the hope.

I like this idea a lot but I see two potential problems, the first being that there’s no handle to it. This is meant for hot beverages and grabbing hot glass is not fun in any way. The second more obvious problem is that someone is going to swallow that damn ceramic ball. It’s made purposefully so you won’t dot that, but some damn idiot is going to swallow the whole thing and find it two days later.

Found through Daily Mail


5 Comments Self-Stirring Cup by Anna Gram

  1. Nokadota November 20, 2009 at 10:28 AM

    That’s quite interesting. And, if anyone chokes on that, it’ll undoubtedly be an American.

  2. grizzlism November 20, 2009 at 11:57 AM

    Also, good luck getting it thoroughly clean all up in the bottom there.

  3. zimmt November 21, 2009 at 6:16 AM

    the guy on the pic seems to be drinking hot tea and his face looks painless while grabbing it without a handle. Tricky.. very tricky..
    I don’t understand why the designers didn’t add such an important piece, I mean there must be a reason why, I find it hard to believe that they randomly though it just looks cooler without it. It does look pretty tough
    Maybe we should interview Florian Dussopt and Julie Girard about our concerns and perhaps get some cleaning tips?

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  5. Tricia November 23, 2009 at 3:15 PM

    I always wonder the same thing when I see bottles of Ramuen. I wonder if anyone has swalled those glass balls.

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