I'm a man of infinite details. I love quality design. And being so intimately involved in coffee, my daily coffee rituals are of ultimate importance. So I set out on the hunt for a coffee cup that would satisfy my passions, and stumbled upon these interesting little creations from iittala, a functional and sustainable design company in Finland that started from a glass factory that was built in 1881. The Taika collection, Finnish for "magic," is a series illustrated by the artist Klaus Haapaniemi. He illustrates with influences from Finnish folklore, Japanese etchings, and Slavic animation. I love the clean lines of the cups and the rich colors in their artwork, which add a light-hearted elegance to the coffee or tea experience. In addition, I've added two of iittala's coffee spoons. One was created by Italian architect Renzo Piano in 1998, a soft shape with a mirrored stainless finish. And the other was designed by Antonio Citterio, another Italian architect and designer, which is a contemporary design of matte brushed stainless steel. Purposefully curated objects improve your life. 

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