Smoking Joe Mug

Like all Heath products, the Studio Mug is an attractive creation. Sleek and sturdy, it adds a touch of unstuffy elegance and character to whatever surface it happens to rest on. However, there is a design feature that begs the question, “Why is it there?” The handle, a slim loop, sits oddly low on the coffee mug. In spite of rumors explaining the feature as something to accommodate Edith Heath’s caffeine and her nicotine habit, it was simply a decision she and her mother Lyda Kahn made at the kitchen table. They thought it’d look nice.