The concept of a brass knuckle coffee cup is nothing new. However, LA design firm P.A.D. has taken the idea to a new level of (luxury?) with the Gold Knuckles Mug. More of an object of art than a traditional coffee cup, the 14k gold handled mug is safe for drinking. That is, if you can stomach the $98 retail price per mug.
P.A.D is a Los Angeles design duo comprising of architect Thomas Robertson of Ripple Design and Eli Bonerz, a founder and art director of the XLarge streetwear brand. As you can tell, the streetwear influence definitely shines through.