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You Think The New MacBook Is Slim? Here's The Slim Cup...

Make it smaller, make it thinner.  That's the direction tech is taking.  Smaller batteries, thinner computers... As is customary, where goes the way of technology, so goes the way of industrial design.  So Sharona Merlin, student at the Shenkar College of Engineering and Design in Israel, designed the Slim Cup, as a first step, to follow suit....

Merlin's Slim Cup and saucer are very thin walled versions of a regular ceramic cup and saucer... But beyond that, there is something else a little odd about them. 

 

Slim Cup by Sherona MerlinSlim Cup by Sherona Merlin

 

They are trompe l'oile's, only appearing in the shape of a 'regular' cup and saucer from one angle - straight ahead.

Their true shapes are only apparent when the cup and saucer are at 90° angles.

 

True shape of the Slim Cup: designed by Sharona MerlinTrue shape of the Slim Cup: designed by Sharona Merlin

 

True shape of the Slim Cup: designed by Sharona MerlinTrue shape of the Slim Cup: designed by Sharona Merlin

 

Slim Cup Saucer by Sherona MerlinSlim Cup Saucer by Sherona Merlin

 

I get a little dizzy looking at these photos, but I guess one just has to have his or her head on straight before drinking (from the Slim Cup).

 

Coroflot via PSFK