八角與尾巴(tail handle mugs)
The octagon body design comes from the the luckiest number 8 in Chinese culture because it sounds like “FA”, which means “wealth”, “fortune”, and “prosper” in Chinese. Multiples of eight are even better, as 88 bears a resemblance to “shuang xi”, or “double happiness”. It’s a prefect pair of gifts for a couple.
A good design should be functional just as much as aesthetic. To reduce the weight of holding a mug, I attached a little knot on the lower place of the handle and I call it “Little Tail” which is more comfortable and looks more balanced overall.