Cube Jigger.

I’m an unintentional collector of barware. Most of what I own is retro in design, some of it actual vintage pieces. I run the gamet though and even own some crystal. I’m always on the lookout for cool pieces and accessories, which might explain why I own something like five cocktail pitchers alone.

The Aluminum Cube Jigger by designer Josh Owen is so innovative – it has different pour measure on every side. According to Josh “the design of the Aluminum Cube Jigger evolved from an experiment to compress the six most common liquid measures used to mix alcoholic drinks, into the smallest possible dispenser. the form was inspired by traditional box-shaped, Japanese sake cups, from which sake is sipped from the corners.”

You can get your very own at at Unica Home for $20.



I’m completely infatuated with Bom Design’s billbirdhouse at the moment. Because 1.) I love when products are a reincarnation of some other product (um, obviously billboards in this case) and 2.) I love when things are one-of-a-kind, which these defnitely are. No two could ever match. You can pick one up at Bom Design for 40 euros.



Stain is a set of a teacups designed to improve through use by artist Bethan Laura Wood. In the process, they examine the assumption that use is damaging to a product while proving it can be quite the opposite. The interior surface of the cup is treated so as to stain more in predetermined places. The more the cups are used, the more the pattern is revealed. The cups are available in two different stain patterns for £35 a piece through the artist’s website. Ms. Wood is incredibly talented and the site also displays some of her graduate and live projects.


Hat or Scarf?

With Scoodie you’ll be asking yourself just that. I don’t normally post about clothing. Maybe it’s the 104º heat outside or maybe just the incredible design that’s compelled me to do so today. Regardless, I totally want one of these! It’s even got an iPod-sized button flap, so you can endure the weather in style. You can pick up a Scoodie by Kasil at Revolve Clothing for $39.


Brush and Rinse.

This is the point of amazing, functional design – the Brush and Rinse. Created by Amron Experimental, the Brush and Rinse redirects water from the faucet to your mouth in a beautiful arch. Goodbye paper cups, glasses, slurping from the faucet, sucking water from the bristles and cupping water in your hand to rinse. I love that all it took was a simple tweak of an ordinary, everyday toothbrush to turn it into something dually functional. It turns brushing your teeth into something fun and what more can you ask. Oh, that it only cost $3? Done.


Tiny Living.

The genius store Tiny Living was created as a response to New York City’s cramped living conditions by a husband and wife team who have spent many years living in cramped NYC apartments- one of which was a studio that measured a mere 200 sq. ft.! Tiny Living offers a range of cleverly designed, affordable items that are small in scale, multi-purpose, flexible or organizational.

Row 1: reusable single cup coffee filters, wall wine rack, stainless steel cheese slicer;
Row 2: magnetic stainless steel cylinder, stackable mugs, chrome over-toilet magazine holder



C h ä t·c h ä·d a, pronounced by inserting ‘t’ and ‘da’ into ‘cha cha’. Crazy name, cool modern design. Each object at Chatchada represents contemporary style and quality manufacturing to the fullest. I can always appreciate clean, simple design.

Mori sake pitcher $25

Paus tea infuser $9

Ball whisk $5

Book darts twenty for $5

Luna tea pot $40


Falling From the Sky.

These glass raindrops from Smith & Hawken are like little frozen drops of goodness. They would look fantastic as tree or wreath decorations during the holidays, but I think I’d put them somewhere cool – like hanging on a chandelier or from a porch ceiling. When the light catches them they would look incredible.



These Anamorphic Cups by designer Ross McBride are really incredible. The stainless steel cup has a polished mirror finish. The porcelain saucer is printed with distorted images or words. These graphics can only be viewed correctly though the curved, reflective surface of the cup. The image is indecipherable when the cup and saucer are separate. The Anamorphic Cups are the first in the Anamorphic Series range of products. Future items will include a creamer and sugar dispenser, and drinking glasses. Salt and pepper shakers are already available.

I can’t seem to locate a retailer for cups or shakers, though I know they are available for purchase. If I come across one in the future I’ll make an update.



Pratt graduate Annie Lenon breaks into the product market with her Civilitea earthenware tea cups. The double-walled slipcast earthenware cups feature a cast silver boat hardware piece on the side. The tea drinker wraps the teabag string around the cleat, holding it in place. Genius. (Originally posted by core77)