Stefan Diez' Shuttle containers fall into the category of "Practical Yet Elegant." Interchangable lids (in either porcelain or plastic) with rubber seals switch up the function of of the dishwasher- and microwave-safe borosilicate
(think thin Pyrex) glass containers, which come in five different sizes. Produced by Rosenthal-Thomas
, uses for the cylinders include airtight storage, drip-free cruets, self-closing carafes, and an ergonomic, rotating juicer. Attention to "the language of shape" and a palate restricted to grey and white make for eye-pleasing aesthetics as well.