This is D3 Designs Vase Deferens, indeed a very different vase, designed by Clive Solari and David Francis. It gives any flower the freedom to sway in the wind, sitting in only 35ml of water. The design was awarded a DesignMark at the 2005 Australian Design Awards. It's more natural, allowing a flower to stand on it's own--instead of in an "overcrowded bunch." This creates a happier environment for the flower. The design is simple and fun.