Los Angeles designer Alexander Purcell has created a container for serving Japanese sake, inspired by blowfish and sea mines.
Called Sake Bomb, the object comprises a ceramic vessel covered in spikes, which stabilise it on the table and accommodate four cups resting on top.
Here's some more information from the designer:
Sake Bomb Product Launch: Set Tabletops off with a Bomb
A compact new entertaining tool is now available to sake lovers and epicurean enthusiasts everywhere in the form of the Sake Bomb: a cleverly designed ceramic pouring vessel with four matching cups, perfectly timed for the holidays.
The Sake Bomb is designed by Alexander Purcell, a Los Angeles based product designer who says the inspiration is a juxtaposition of the Fugu Fish (Blowfish), the most opulent of sashimi cuts and a WW II sea mine. “The name is a comical take on the western slang for the same moniker meaning to drop sake shots in pints of beer” adds Purcell.
The ceramic bomb holds 8fl oz (235ml) of the traditionally Japanese drink and comes with four small beakers, which perch neatly on the spines, making it a compact accessory for any tabletop. Hand crafted in Los Angeles using traditional kiln methods, the slip cast ceramic keeps hot sake hot and cold sake cold!
The Sake Bomb is available in four different colours: white, black, orange and blue, complete with four cups.