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The coffee cup is as close to a design standard as you’ll find, but there’s always room for improvement.

A group of Tel Aviv design students took a crack at it, and the results are intriguing. This model, called the cubis, is designed for easy stacking—the corners fit together, naturally—and a thick layer of ceramic insulation to provide a cool place to grip. We don’t expect to see it in diners any time soon…but maybe there are a few boutique hotels in need of a restock?

—R.B.

CONTRIBUTORS

  • Russell Brandom