Coffee in the kitchen. I was drinking out of a mug that had printing around the lip: "Da Da Da Da." Weird, I thought, for a baby/DaDa design. Then I noticed the serifs on the letters, and I recognized the logo—not DA, but AD, as in Architectural Digest. I guess AD gave them out years ago to contributors, including writer Philip Nobel. This one is a "limited edition" Tiffany & Co. number, made in Japan.
Philip pointed out that the pretty hourglass Chemex coffee maker is curiously sold at both high prices and low. I bought one soon after—at the low price.