The Default

Obsessed with these glasses I found at Tortoise in Venice Beach, not coincidentally my favorite LA neighborhood. The owners of Tortoise import glassware from Tokyo, from Kimura Glass, and the tumbler I bought is eggshell-thin, so simplistic and so minimalist–it’s the default drinking glass (picture on top)–I really love it! The store owner also told me that the Kimura Glass has been around for 50 years now and used to manufacture light bulbs, so that technology is what enables them to produce glassware this delicate today! 



This concept of default refers to a preset condition kind of like in computer science, for example a white t-shirt, a Barbie without any of her accessories, minimalism… and now this glass. Hope that made sense!


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