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Dish Cup Ring by Martin Azua

How often do you see an amazing idea and wish you had thought of that? Well today I stumbled across just such a gem. It’s the Dish Cup Ring by Martin Azua. Martin is a Basque designer working in Barcelona.

This piece was commissioned by a friend of the designer who wanted: “a plate, cup and ring that can be used for presenting and eating small desserts. Later, it can be used as a keepsake ring from a special meal.”

So clever!

Martin Azua's Dish Cup Ring

Martin Azua's Dish Cup Ring

Martin Azua's Dish Cup Ring

Martin Azua's Dish Cup Ring

Martin Azua's Dish Cup Ring

Martin Azua's Dish Cup Ring

All photos are from Martin Azua’s website

Gorgeous Wood

Sometimes I wish I had taken wood work as a subject at school. It must be so rewarding seeing potential in a old tree stump and then being able to bring that vision to life. My Uncle was a keen carpenter and his garage (which he shared with the resident rabbit) always smelt of saw dust and wood oil. As a child I used to love to scratch around in his huge box of off cuts and make little toys out of bits of turned wood, eventually painting and proudly varnishing them.

Research for a new client led me to some really fantastic examples of imaginative woodwork.



1 & 2- Alex Earl’s Log Stool
3 – Vogel Design’s Love me love me not nested tables (photo: Elle Decoration)
4 – Porky Hefer’s Lites (photo: Elle Decoration)
5 – Kiddies’ SAAB roadster
6 – Kristian Vedel’s Architect Bird
7 – Material 6 Wood iPhone cover (photo: Uncrate)