At home, we have a wide assortment of handmade mugs. We use them daily, defiant of the increased risk of breaking our beloved one of a kind functional art pieces. There is something about waking up to a lovely drink (like, say, coffee) when you are drinking it out of a mug that loves you right back that makes you feel like the world is actually a pretty good place, and that it will be OK to leave the comfort of the breakfast nook and be a part of it. Introducing Lollipop Pottery, the creation of Tyler and Jessica, who got married and had babies and made mugs and bowls, and who make us happy every morning when we wrap our hands around their creations (the mugs that is... we haven't actually met their babies). They hand throw each piece, apply Jessica's hand drawn decals, and hand embellish with lead-free glazes. That's a lot of hands! You've got to get up pretty early to get the matching bowl: Food/microwave/dishwasher safe. $27 - $32.