We wouldn’t say we’re slaves to commercialism, but sometimes, all it takes is a brightly-coloured mug and the right “aesthetics” to get us out of a weird funk. You know that feeling. Drinking coffee from a paper cup? Meh. Drinking one from a ceramic mug that looks oh-so-pretty in your hand? Yep, consider our day made.
Danish design company Copenhagen Design certainly knows what they’re doing with their series of Pantone Lifestyle mugs, water bottles, notebooks and more, made for designers and colour enthusiasts alike. These items are now even more accessible, and are available at Actually stores in Singapore.
Among them is, of course, the Pantone Color of the Year 2021 — well, two actually, of PANTONE 17-5104 Ultimate Gray + PANTONE 13-0647 Illuminating. The unusual pairing of grey and yellow represents “subtle strength and hopefulness”, and a dual message of endurance amidst hope.
There are other functional Pantone Lifestyle items meant for the home and office as well, pleasing in their sheer simplicity, in line with the industry-standard PANTONE colour system.
Some of the key items include Classic Blue on a Mug that holds both hot and cold beverages, in a pleasing cool tone that’s soothing to just stare into; a Tritan Drinking Bottle in a millennial Light Pink that’s fit for the ‘gram; while it’d also be really nice to own an entire series of cups for any house party (of 8) you’re planning to host soon.
Here are the rest of the items you can find at the Actually store: