The Offline Glass

#Culture

Fri, Jun 21st, 2013 12:00 by capnasty NEWS

The Offline Glass is an amusing creation by Brazilian art director Mauricio Perussi, featuring a beer glass that requires a mobile phone in order to stand straight.

Yes, it's just a gag, done in conjunction with the Bar Salve Jorge in Cacador, but it's a trenchant one. The idea of creating a co-dependent drinking glass for the sole purpose of subsuming your drinking mate's celly is sadly attractive. So why does this post still get the HIAH moniker, given that the design is attempting to rectify a social ill? Because the fact that Perussi needed to make this comment at all shows we're all going to Hell in a Handbasket. Put your freaking phone down or find more interesting people to drink with.

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