Designer Chris Kirby wants us all to compost. Believing that "if we are to value food waste, then we should treat it with importance," he created the Compost Vase, an artful, dare we say, sexy (oh, we dare!) accoutrement for composting. Says Kirby, "Made from porcelain, I wanted the compost vase to be a treasured object dedicated to the reclaimation of food wastes. The compost vase introduces ritual into food waste collection. During meal preparation, it lays flat to receive trimmings from the cutting board. At mealtime, it sits on its side as a reinterpretation of the Victorian 'bone dish'. Upright, it is a vase for display." Once you get the basics of compost down, this could be an easy way to make it a bit more fun. The design was one of "10 highly commended entries" in designboom's "ceramics for breakfast" design contest; learn more about Chris at his website and check out more pics beneath the fold. ::Chris Kirby Design's Compost Vase via ::designboom
"During meal preparation, it lays flat to receive trimmings from the cutting board."
"Upright, it is a vase for display."