Usually we share items because they’re handsome and useful, but this is flat out one of the strangest things we’ve ever seen.
Based on Vermeer’s “Het Melkmeisje,” this ceramic… item is, well… exactly what it looks like. It was commissioned by the Dutch Souvenier Project to capture the Low Countries’ unique mix of high culture and carnal pleasures.
If you were wondering about the cork at the bottom (we certainly were), you’re supposed to fill it with either hot water of ice water, depending on your tastes.
Also of journalistic note: it curves slightly to the left. That is all.
- — Russell Brandom