The Giraffe Sugar Basin Adds a Cutesy Quality to an Already Sweet Object

 - Jul 26, 2012
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Kitchen containers are some of the most common of kitschy domestic objects, but the Giraffe Sugar Basin is different. It does indeed incorporate the twee image of an animal into its form, yet the set has a softness and a minimalism about it that would have it suit even the more contemporary of culinary spaces.

It begins with the simple cylindrical sugar bowl and the plain circular lid with a little notch in the side. The pair of pieces are aesthetically smooth in what appears to be a pale ceramic material. Should its owner truly prefer a style with less detail, a single spoon can be used. But the most endearing feature of the Giraffe Sugar Basin is the long-necked scoop that renders the canister into an African creature.