josh owen – not your mom’s cocktail jigger

posted by the scholar on August 7th, 2007
filed under: design, home accessories

this is one stunning measuring cup.


designed by josh owen for kikkerland, this aluminum jigger has different measuring pours on each side and was borne from the challenge of attempting to combine the six most common liquid measures used to mix alcoholic drinks into the smallest possible dispenser.


the form was inspired by traditional box-shaped, Japanese sake cups, from which sake is sipped from the corners.

josh studied at cornell and the rhode island school of design. one look at his playful, freshly original work and it’s no wonder that he’s is recognized as one of the best avant-garde industrial designers in america.

go see his website for more info, and be sure to check out his unbook and knock off lamp.

unica home is expecting these in the late summer, but for $20, get your advance order in now — they might not stay in stock!

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4 Responses to “josh owen – not your mom’s cocktail jigger”

  1. technabob Says:

    if i weren’t ready to go to sleep, i’d be ready for a cocktail.

    btw… josh also did this cool bowling pin lamp a while back. his designs are way cool.

  2. the scholar Says:

    haha — that’s the knock off one i mention at the end of the post.

    very COOL.

  3. Adam Says:

    It looks nice but I’m curious as to how useful a jigger with shallow sides would actually be…

  4. the scholar Says:

    hi adam,

    thanks for the comment. you do have a point. i suppose as long as you have a steady hand you’ll make accurate pours? and you are able to read the different measures since they are on the bottom center of each side, instead of eyeballing it and pouring into a larger measuring cup…

    i hope someone i know buys one of these and tells me what’s what! 🙂

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