Sometimes my fellow designers and I get into discussions about the feeling behind certain graphical elements. I regularly find it difficult to talk about why something like a line or a curve in one of my paintings doesn't feel right until I get it just the way I want it. The idea of perfecting the curve, one of our most common organic shapes, finds simple harmony in the wooden forms created by designer Yukio Hashimoto. The pieces are hand crafted using the traditional Japanese craft technique of "wappa" or wood bending. Wooden boards are bent in hot water, creating beautiful curves. They're available via Generate Design. The use of akita cedar gives these cups a natural warmth.