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Sips from the City

Stylish mugs from a Berkeley artist.


Courtesy of Anthropologie

Diva Pyari comes from a family of artists, but art didn’t initially strike the Berkeley native as a viable career. “I was taking art and painting classes to make me happy,” Pyari says. But after her work started catching the eye of local magazine editors and store owners, she quit her sales job and turned art into a career—and that’s when Anthropologie came knocking.

Pyari’s art can be found all over Anthropologie’s home wares, including adorable linens and A–Z plates (“Some of them are quirky—like my dogs are in there: Henry the pug is ‘D for delightful’ ”).

A line of travel-themed mugs features illustrated city maps and delightful finds from some of Pyari’s favorite places: her dogs running on the beach at Crissy Field in San Francisco, a brightly colored pair of socks and tights she bought in Tokyo, and a cappuccino for Rome. (Pyari lived in Bologna, Italy, for three years.)

To come up with the mug form, Pyari tapped into that family of artists. “I got my dad back in the studio, and we spent a day, him throwing and us coming up with the mug shape together.” anthropologie.com, linea-carta.com

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