Coffee and Cigarettes was a movie by Jim Jarmusch, but here’s something that combines lighting up and coffee cups without the cancer. It’s the T-Light by Seoul, South Korea-based designer, Lucy Jung, and it’s cuteness incarnate. Do I even need to articulate why? OK: The T-Light is a light bulb with a face that also wears a turtleneck and sits perched inside a coffee mug.
Not being a product designer myself, I don’t quite understand the logistics of this. For instance, how/where does it plug in? However, being that the T-Light is still in concept stage, I feel confident that its cuteness will triumph over technical issues.
That detachable turtleneck scarf/knit beanie? Adorable! Customizable, cuppable, emotional little light sources look good to me. Click through for a view of the T-Light as a night light and some of Jung’s sketches.