3 mugs

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As a means to practice sketching I’ve set myself a design brief:

Design 3 mugs that can be carried by one adult hand, without burns or spillage, for at least 100 yards through push and pull doors when filled with recently brewed tea

carrying 3 mugs of tea inserted handleI first explored the structure – if stacking the mugs. Next I’ll explore different ways of ‘gathering’ them and container material, texture. Then, for the more successful solution options, I’ll practice more formal sketches with colour.

It’s a long time since I’ve done any engineering drawing. I’m really looking forward to having a go. The multiple arm-breaks have disrupted my ability, not my enthusiasm!

These preliminary, investigative sketches of ‘stacked’ options needed too many notes to for someone to be able to understand what I’m thinking. I want my drawings to convey the idea with minimal text explanation. This will reduce the opportunities for almost inevitable spelling and grammar errors.

Drawing kitMy original drawing kit is rusty, I feel a new drawing kit calling to me….


4 bits of lovely banter on “3 mugs”

  1. ExpatEgghead writes:

    This is what you need.

    http://www.amazon.com/Panasonic-UB-5815-WideScreen-Electronic-Integrated/dp/B0002I72NS

    Every industrial designer needs one.

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    wendy writes

    ‘industrial designer’. Love it, is that industrial strength design, design as an industry, or industrious (productive) design, or other…. I’m thinking of myself as ‘inventor’ scatty-sketcher!

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  2. Indigo Roth writes:

    Hey Wendy!

    I’d just carry the teapot and a pint of milk. ;) Actually, I do have a clear idea in my head for this, but in true blokey fashion I’m thinking about the answer, and not listening.

    But the point of the post is made – sketches! =)

    Indigo x

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    wendy writes

    so you – carry 3 cups to the drinkers, then carry the pot and the milk to the drinkers, who are all sat together maybe make another journey for the sugar. A subtle keep-fit regime for a very pleasant sociable tea ceremony. My drinkers all sit at their own desks in an open plan office….the ‘tea round’ is sporadic and frequent…

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