A Peaceful Bomb Vase
War stinks! But this bombshell of a vase holds the perfume of beauty and the promise of peace. Taiwanese designers who go by the single names Owen and Cloud spent five years studying design at the respected Musashino Art University and Tama Art U in Japan, respectively. After graudating in 2005, they started the Biaugust Creation Office in Taipei, and have since scooped up prizes all over Asia. Proceeds from this ceramic vase benefit Owen and Cloud's cause A.N.S.W.E.R. (Act Now to Stop War & End Racism). For the guys, good design is about the “focus on life and emotion."