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ScrewYou_vase_designboom2ScrewYou_vase_designboom1ScrewYouvase_designboomScrewYou_vase_03-designboomScrewYou_vase_designboom‘Screw You’ launched at Dutch Design Week 2013 is a series of 3D printed shapes that allow PET bottles to be screwed into place, creating new functional and/or decorative designs.

The Layers series (founded by Haarlem-based Studio David Graas) includes six designs ranging from €29 to €269.

The ‘vase-maker’ above is €129, excluding bottles and flowers. Superb value, you’ll no doubt agree.


Viscous liquid condiment lovers – the era of bottle-pounding is at an end.

Behold – LiquiGlide™

MIT PhD candidate Dave Smith and his team of mechanical engineers and nano-technologists at the Varanasi Research Group spent two months devising LiquiGlide, a ‘super-slippery’ coating which makes the insides of the bottle so frictionless that the sludgy goo inside just slides out like water. The results are astonishing – and any burger and chips fan out there should prepare to be amazed.


As bottle openers go, this free-standing chrome-plated brass thing is fairly bulky but, once in position, an effortless pull or push in any direction pops the cap.

The manufacturer calls it the Top Gear, presumably imagining that its operation mirrors the shifting into fifth of a gear stick.

It also imagines you’ll pay ¥12,600 (€118) for one of the 100 limited edition pieces.