Wow! Talk about making a statement. I’ve just found the best way to accessorize those refreshments you’re serving up at your next climate change conference. Two silicon cups produce these unique ice cubes that depict a polar bear and 2 penguins standing on a glacier. Once in your drink, they gradually melt away, mimicking a real-life scenario that many arctic animals are currently facing.
Originally designed by Atsuhiro Hayashi, the concept was unveiled at Tokyo Designer’s Week back in 2009. But it wasn’t until over last summer that the idea finally came to fruition. They’re available in our shop for $22.
Looking for more design with an environmental twist? Check out the article I wrote on Masahiro Minami’s Bears on Melting Ice.
September 28, 2011 at 3:52 pm
this is cool. but it’s also two years old.
September 28, 2011 at 6:59 pm
@j indeed, as indicated in the post, it was originally conceived in 2009. What’s changed is that it was just commercially released in July, 2011.
September 28, 2011 at 7:31 pm
October 5, 2011 at 12:01 am
Can these be bought online in the United States somewhere? Or, does Monos have an option for using another language on their website and/or an international shipping rate?
October 5, 2011 at 12:17 am
@Brit – I should have included this in the post, but you can use a forwarding service like White Rabbit Express: http://bit.ly/qBBG9k
October 7, 2011 at 2:50 pm
Can I buy it in Brazil?
October 9, 2011 at 11:27 am
Me gustan son originales, a donde puede importar estas hieleras polares, por favor
October 9, 2011 at 11:32 am
@Ana and eduardo – http://bit.ly/qBBG9k will ship anywhere in the world