This mug isn’t cardboard—it’s actually a ceramic piece created by Tim Kowalczyk who, according to deMilked, describes his inspiration thusly:
Objects I am drawn to can be described as pathetic, absurd, antiquated, banal, or even garbage,” writes the artist. “Objects are chosen that lack unique significance. However, I imagine a sublime provenance in these ordinary objects.
You can commission his unique creations on Etsy, or simply admire his work in the pictures below.