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.
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.
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).