Based in Gifu, Japan, Ohashi Ryoki Ltd. makes a line of award-winning masu, or traditional wooden boxes for drinking sake. Made from the same traditional cypress wood as masu, this sailboat-shaped humidifier from the company features cypress veneer “sails” that help the water in the boat evaporate while giving off a sweet smell and keeping the air from getting too dry. This natural humidifier actually helps the water evaporate ten times faster than it would in a glass of water, but as the sails are natural wood, they will eventually discolor and need replacing. A truly unique product that is functional and well as beautiful — my favorite combination.
Published on February 1, 2012
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