No matter how much we like to deny it, we all use non-ceramic receptacles. I have a cabinet full of plastic and metal travel mugs and they work great. We have to embrace that ceramics have some limitations, and the travel mug is a big one.
The Kug is a project from Irish design students Ben Millett and Alan Harrison, who created this handy little cup that also doubles as a kettle. It comes with a base station that contains a heating element that will bring your water to a boil. Pretty handy for a quick cupa or for the elderly who don't want to struggle with a full kettle.
Kug Ad from Ben Millett on Vimeo.