Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Measuring Ducks

These ceramic duck measuring cups are incredibly cute, aren't they? You too can find them, at Anthropologie. I've seen them and yearned for them the past million times I've been in. But, I feel that I would need a spot worthy of displaying them and in my small kitchen, there is no proper spot. They would be so sad to be hidden away in a drawer, so in the store they must stay.

But why are they so cute? Why do they call out to me in their silent cuteness? It's partially the Property of Multiples, yes. Four ducks in a set, each one smaller than the last. But it's not only that - it's also the fact that they NEST into each other. This is called Nesting Theory - when things fit together snugly, their cuteness factor is automatically upped. It's hard to resist the nesters, but resist we must.

4 comments:

chrispmort said...

I know I don't know you, but i LOVE and can complety relate to your blogg about the measuring ducks. Its great to know there are others that put such..err, "thought" into there purchases.

Nicky said...

those are definitely super cute! I want to buy them!

TheresaJ said...

I remember seeing measuring cups like these in geese in the 70's -- when geese were very popular. They definitely have a retro feel to me...

Diane said...

Okay, I'm in love with a set of measuring cups. Does that make me weird? :)