Jan 2 2008Table Looks Like Running Water, Is Glass
Designed by Tokujin Yoshioka for display in downtown Tokyo, these tables are made to look like water running over a cliff. But they're not really water, they're glass! Didn't see that coming did you? Oh, you did. Well shit. Apparently the optical glass used (the same stuff observatory telescopes are made of) is expensive but has properties that lend to the whole rippling water illusion. But you know what, if you want something like this without the expensive glass, I'm just the man for the job. What you do is take rag and you jam it down the kitchen drain. Then you turn the water on full blast. In a short time, presto, waterfall countertops baby! Who needs expensive glass now? Not us. Just make sure to make them at a friend’s house or fast food restaurant bathroom. While not nearly as expensive for the initial setup, the long term maintenance cost of my water countertop design can be a real bitch.