Books and tea

Here I wanted to creating an object that captures those little moments for my wife to enjoy a nice cup of tea and read one of her favorite books. Though rarely in use, it serves as a reminder to slow down and take a break.

 Clearly it is a table but there is something odd about it, some implied functionality. It's really a bookmark. A bookmark that can also hold a cup of tea and perhaps a snack. Most of the time it's not a book mark, it's just an end table but it is made for that moment when you can sit down an indulge yourself in a break. What I like is that when it's just hanging out being a table it reminds us that it's a bookmark. Not in an in-your-face kind of a way, but in a hey-remember-to-relax-too kind of a way.