Look, it's been a brutal couple of weeks for most of the country. It feels like winter's never going to end. And while a single black rose might be what you feel like on the inside, that doesn't mean you can't put on a happier face on the outside.
MoMA's Design Store recently unveiled a collection of extremely cool new vases as part of their 2014 haul. The Design Store buyers, you see, spend each year traveling the world looking for new products to sell at the museum. Oddly enough, it was the vases that stood out this year.
A fresnel lens—invented in the 1700s by inventor Augustin-Jean Fresnel to create brighter lighthouse lights—is the focus of Big Bloom. Thanks to the lens' magnification, it turns the average peony into something,well, bigger: