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'Kiss Lid' lets you give your coffee a morning kiss

Jang Woo-Seok’s lippy lid design brings intimacy to your daily routine of drinking a cup of joe.

You can say it’s love at first gulp, with this new coffee cup lid that gives the impression you’re kissing someone with every sip. Created by Korean designer Jang Woo-Seok, the quirky Kiss Lid is shaped like a protruding nose and mouth, with the usual hole for your hot beverage in the center of the lower lip. “I want people to relieve their morning tension with a bit of humor,” says Woo-Seok about the warm coffee-flavored peck.

Q: Why did you create the Kiss Lid?

– Whenever I was having coffee in the morning, I always felt that holding the warm brew in my mouth was like the sensation of a warm kiss. Yet the existing ‘circuit board’-like lids couldn’t satisfy my sexual desire. So, I made this lid for someone who enjoys coffee every day, but not kisses.

Q: Do people really need a coffee-kiss in the morning?


– Nothing, obviously, can beat the real kiss. But what I offer is not a realistic kiss, but something else: I just want people to relieve their morning tension with a bit of humor.

Q: How does a coffee-kiss feel?

– With my first design, I put only lips on the lid but it was a bit iffy. So, I added a nose and facial muscles to make it like a human face and tried to adjust their heights suitably. People know how important the nose height is when kissing. Also, I enlarged the lips to make sure there will be that “biting the bottom lip” feeling.

Q: What does the future hold for your project?

– People will think it’s akin to masturbation. But it’s just a cup lid: it’s not provocative or obscene. In a while, I plan to create a line of other products related to sex.