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Write-In Spin Cup

Write-In Spin Cup

Write-In Spin Cup


Write In Spin Cup
Image: Ayumi Horie
Cup Design: Birdie Boone
Porcelain 3 1/2" x 4" x 2 7/8" with decal, 11 fl oz
For the longevity of your decal, please avoid the dishwasher.
Please note that cups are made to order. Your cup will ship within 3-4 weeks. 
Pictured is the front and back of one cup.

Ayumi Horie
Write in your answers on this cup that asks you to ponder three questions central to the American psyche. The Declaration of Independence asserted our right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. Yet, what are these concepts in an American society so polarized by politics? What is (left of) “the common good”? The built in ability of Birdie Boone’s cup design to spin allows you to pass these questions onto another, back and forth, in an effort to cut through rhetorical spin in order to get to a connection that’s authentic and respectful.

Birdie Boone


-somebody who works in or for the media who ensures that the public understands things from a certain perspective (Urban Dictionary)

-a person (such as a political aide) whose job involves trying to control the way something (such as an important event) is described to the public in order to influence what people think about it (Mirriam-Webster)

When this project was initiated, I didn't foresee the (now inevitable) fact that 'spin' awareness would be so critical a skill to keep handy in these times. The swamp is so heavy with bottom feeders who fortify themselves with alternative facts for breakfast, one must wonder what could possibly be for dinner, nevermind lunch. 

If your head is spinning, you can hardly believe your own ears, you have a friend who's having a difficult time acclimating to any of a number of uncivilized statements/actions, or, if you see an opportunity to engage someone with whom you don't see eye to eye, seek balance with this feel-good cup, offer some leverage, challenge those ideologies that divide. The bottom line here is to let it remind you that the things that really matter are the only things you need to hold on to. Let everything else spin into oblivion, at least for as long as it takes to enjoy a cuppa (multiple times a day, if necessary).