Pour spice onto ribbed curve of the base, grind it with the bottle base and—voila! Freshly crushed seasoning ready for sprinkling. Quirky Japanese designer Nendo (aka Oki Sato) brings his humorous but useful take on salt and pepper grinding with his hand-blown, frosted glass pairing to complement Valerie Objects' extraordinary range of tableware.
Each bottle+mortar set is sold separately, and is available in frosted white or sepia (more of charcoal color). Pair one of each to complete the set. The cult designer, whose work has been collected by New York's Museum of Modern Art, Paris' Musée des Arts Décoratifs and London's Victoria and Albert, likens the bottle's effect to looking at raindrops through a foggy window.