365 Objects Of Design

Ripple Glasses by Ferm Living

17th May 2018

Well that didn’t last did it? I posted about garden furniture yesterday and of course the sun went in. I also arranged to have the kitchen floor painted on the basis that the table and the rest of the furniture could sit in the garden while it was done and it would dry quickly in the sun. Cue cloudy grey skies, a cold breeze and Madame Enid cat stalking round the house shouting at everyone because she didn’t know whether to be inside wanting to go out or outside wanting to come in. Plus ça change but it’s definitely plus irritating when the floor is covered in wet paint. At the time of writing she hasn’t yet stepped in it. Unlike last time we did this. Which resulted in a £25 trip to the vet to have her paws washed because she wouldn’t let me do it.

short ripple glasses and carafe from ferm living

short ripple glasses and carafe from ferm living

So, safer ground today. Glasses. Now I don’ t know about you but my glasses aren’t anything special. We have some nice ones – that can’t go in the dishwasher – so we don’t use them. Then we have some cheap ones that last for a bit then the dishwasher stains them and we start again. Either that or we break them. So we have to start again.

ripple glasses  from ferm living

ripple glasses from ferm living

But recently I have been seeing these Ripple glasses by Ferm Living everywhere I look. And I wonder if a) at the grand old age of 51 (gulps) I am finally mature enough a) to balance the joy of drinking out of a lovely glass with the responsibility of washing it by hand or b) and this is more likely – if the ripple nature of the glasses means that the inevitable salt stains and cloudiness from the dishwasher won’t show up as much.

tall ripple glasses  from ferm living

tall ripple glasses from ferm living

I reckon it’s got to be worth a go. And unlike garden furniture you can use these all year round from pretty summer cocktails to warm winter red wines and, of course, year round champagne. Only I don’t drink champagne – it’s a little too brut (e) for me and I prefer Prosecco or Cava ( I’m a – relatively cheap date) but either way I would rather drink it out of a saucer than a flute so these will also do nicely.

champagne saucer from ferm living

champagne saucer from ferm living

You can buy them in all sorts of places so here’s the Ferm Living site as a starting point. They come in sets of four four around £49 for the tall ones, £36 for the short, £29 for two champagne saucers and £31 for the carafe. The rather pretty brass spoon/stirrer is £12.

Cheers then and have a lovely day.

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  • nvrm 24th May 2018 at 1:27 pm

    You remind me of how I make up various kinds of excuses for new shoes 🙂 Because, you know, well yes, the style is similar, but the heel is slightly flatter and those are orange, so I really need the red ones; or this pair is just so slightly pointier than the old one, it just changes everything.
    Because, you know, those dishwasher stains can be removed with baking soda.

  • Julie Engineer 18th May 2018 at 12:05 pm

    Always wondered about the glass clouding from the dishwasher!

  • Ugne 18th May 2018 at 6:07 am

    Thank you, been searching for glasses, from old to new, but this style does it for me! Love them!

  • hng23 17th May 2018 at 1:52 pm

    Call me crazy, but I prefer to wash dishes by hand.

  • BlasR 17th May 2018 at 7:32 am

    Idly flicking through the instruction booklet on my posh Miele dishwasher, I saw a paragraph re cloudy glass. The solution, thought I, the solution! It says……buy new glasses. Last year, I bought cheap French supermarket glasses with different colour bases for wine on non-posh days, so not used all that often. My logic was to buy new ones each year when in France. Of course, they’ve not clouded yet, but there’s time cos I won’t be in France until September.

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