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Beaming Bear Teacups

The Panda Smile Mug Brings a Dimple to Your Day

— July 8, 2011 — Life-Stages
Ceramics have been decorated for thousands of years, and this Panda Smile Mug demonstrates one of the playful techniques used to brighten up crockery in a contemporary way. Although cup and saucer set takes on a more child-friendly design, the delight of the adorable painted bear face can be appreciated by tea lovers of all ages.

The plate on which the coffee cup sits has been illustrated with big black patches for eyes, a simple nose and mouth and a even ears that project from the main oval shape. A standard tea cup, that reveals no character from the side, serves up a satisfied grin amidst licking lips that the drinker can see once his entire beverage has been consumed. When observed from above, the empty Panda Smile Mug adds endearing dimension to the furry creature's beaming snout.
Trend Themes
1. Playful Ceramics - Ceramics artists and designers can explore more playful techniques in creating unique and engaging crockery designs for customers of all ages.
2. Personalized Tableware - The application of personalized designs to tableware like coffee cups and saucers could provide new product offerings for companies while also engaging the whimsical side of customers.
3. Endearing Character Mugs - Character mugs like the Panda Smile Mug can be a potential innovative and fun product line for companies to create while also capturing the hearts of customers.
Industry Implications
1. Ceramics - Ceramics artists and designers can explore more playful techniques in creating unique and engaging product offerings for customers.
2. Coffee and Tea - Personalized mugs and cups could be a new product offering that cafes and tea shops could explore to provide a unique experience for their customers.
3. Gifts and Novelties - Companies in the gifts and novelties industry can create character mugs and personalized tableware as fun and endearing gift items that can captivate customers.
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