Blog: Your favourite mug

Mugly is a new mug company, launched in 2018, to create the sort of mugs that will become your 'favourite mug'. You know the mug that you want to get out of the dishwasher and handwash it so you can use it for your tea or coffee even when there is a cupboard full of mugs in your kitchen, cos it's the one you really love. I've always been into tea and coffee - in fact I was reflecting back and remembered that I used to take flasks of tea to junior school when everyone else had Coke in their lunchbox. Even more than the tea inside, I loved that my lunchbox and flask were both decorated with an image of Wicket the Ewok from Star Wars' Return of the Jedi.

When you're seven years old you don't have much stuff that is 'yours' but as well as my Wicket thermos I was also the proud owner of a Henry's Cat 'If in Doubt Go Back to Bed' mug. This was a gift from a friend and was given to me for the birthday I had to miss because of having chickenpox. I loved that mug and used it every day for about a decade. It had meaning, and it also gave me a sense of ownership that was rare for a child who was the eldest of four and passed everything down. I'm not a person who loves possessions, but the mug that contains my warm drink, made just the way I like it, is something that's always meant something to me. If you work in a large office then a special mug can help you to carve out a little bit of space and stamp your personality on an otherwise bland backdrop. If you work from home, like me, your mug is likely to be right beside you for most of the day.

If you have a favourite mug please do find us on Instagram @yourfavouritemug and post a picture of it. I'd love to see what makes your favourite mug the chosen one, and hear about why your mug is special to you.

Helen (Mugly founder)