It's a cute cup and edgy looking too. The biggest problem is that you cannot hold it. I'm afraid I'll drop it and it'll break. You finger goes under the ST symbol. There's no hold to stick a finger in.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
I love my Uhura mug! I can have a good sized cup of soup as well as my big cup of tea or coffee. The only drawback is being able to hold the handle. I need a little more room for my thumb on top when the mug is heavy / full with tea/coffee/soup.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend