Time isn’t an orderly stream. Time isn’t a placid lake recording each of our ripples. Time is viscous. Time is a massive flow.
– Charles Yu, How to Live Safely in a Science Fictional Universe
But what if time was an orderly stream. What if we could stop time and appreciate the moment. That’s the essential idea behind the Ripple Vise, a poetic yet simple flower vase designed by Taku Omura of oodesign.
Cast from plastic resin, the ripple-shaped dish holds just a single flower and can be floated in almost any dish. It’s minimal, understated design manages to upend an entire tradition of flower arrangement, which is firmly grounded in displaying flowers in stationary objects.