6.01.2009

Good, Simple, Functional = Modern


I was scanning my pictures for things I've been wanting to post but have gotten looked over for no good reason. I found this little picture which exemplifies all that should be considered positive about modern design. It might be hard to tell why this picture is special you have to look in the cup. Go ahead, look at the cup, see what's inside? A straw, right. But not just any straw - it's what the straw is made out of . . . you guessed it, that's right! GLASS! I love these straws at the sweetest little cafe in Eugene. It's called Park St. Cafe and they are the only restaurant that I know of that has glass straws for tasty cold drinks like Hibiscus Cooler - and iced herb tea of sorts.  I love these straws because they exemplify all that is good in modern design. They are simple, but they are recyclable and re-useable. Like they say in the wine bizz - they have a good mouth feel and they're nice to look at too. Like I said good design. Now sure I wouldn't hand one over to a child who likes to bite their straws but for most of the population we can use them and reuse them again and again. I hope this is a design tip that spreads fast! Enjoy. Does anyone else know of any glass straws or glass straw makers? I haven't had a chance to research them yet. But I'm thinking we need a set here at the Monkey Pad. Cheers!

3 comments:

  1. Looky here!

    http://tinyurl.com/nonotf

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  2. Looky here!

    http://tinyurl.com/nonotf

    And, I think I just figured out how to comment. Gah.

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  3. Sweet, Emily! Thanks. I'm glad to know that the glass they use is super durable. You might need to register for them for your upcoming wedding festivities. Wouldn't it be cool to find these straws all over the place? I'm not sure how much straws in bulk cost the restaurant industry but it seems smart from a conservation perspective.
    Thanks for the link!

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