These vivid, iridescent hummingbird mugs were inspired by the beautiful sheen of their colorful feathers. Hummingbirds are some of my very favorite pollinators! Their vibrant aesthetic is so unique & they are truly tiny but mighty creatures! Each mug holds 12.5 oz.


Hummingbirds' light absorbing pigments (“melanosomes”) are pancake-shaped and contain lots of tiny air bubbles. When light glints off those pigments, it bounces off in a way that produces iridescence, similar to the surface of a bubble. Researchers also found that the different traits that make hummingbird feathers special -- like melanosome shape and the thickness of the feather lining -- are traits that evolved separately, allowing hummingbirds to mix and match a wider variety of traits. It's kind of like how you can make more outfit combinations with three shirts and three pairs of pants than you can with three dresses. All in all, hummingbird feathers are super complex, and that's what makes them so much more colorful than other birds.⁣

Iridescent Hummingbird Mug