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Meret Oppenheim | Manolo for the Home

Let the Fur Fly (Into Your Coffee)

With five cats, it sometimes feels like there is no avoiding cat hair in food and in drinks and on candy and in one’s morning coffee cup.

breakfast in fur

Méret Oppenheim, a German-born Swiss, Surrealist artist, and photographer incorrectly associated with the Dada movement, may have been thinking of this non-perk of mammalian pet ownership when she created Object (Breakfast In Fur) in 1936. While her cup was apparently created from the fur of a Chinese gazelle, it could just as easily been crafted from the leavings of cats or dogs or any of the other animals that shed their fluff into modern homes.

To avoid having one’s breakfast look like a piece of Surrealist art, I heartily recommend that pet owners purchase one of these:

Roomba

Because having a Roomba means never having to say you forgot to vacuum.

Note: Art featuring coffee, tea, and hot beverage accessories is quite abundant. One wonders why… is it their ubiquitous nature perhaps?

2 Responses to “Let the Fur Fly (Into Your Coffee)”

  1. RVA September 22, 2009 at 2:44 am #

    Yummy!

  2. animal print gal October 4, 2009 at 8:27 pm #

    This fur cup is pretty amazing! And very artistic of course.