Put a Lid on It

July 28, 2010 at 4:49 pm Leave a comment

Cup ramen is as simple as 1,2, 3, but thanks to designer Akira Mabuchi it gets easier.

Introducing CUPMEN 2! Colorful little people whose sole objective is to tell you when lunch is ready. Three minutes is all it takes to get your noodles from crispy to soft. And with the help of temperature-sensitive silicone, these guys will change colors just for the occasion.

When I’m making ramen, I tend to find whatever is within arms reach to hold down the paper lid: a knife, a dish cloth, a piece of Scotch tape. Cupmen 2 adds a touch of chic to your 3-for-a-dollar meal.

I love how you can position these guys in two ways — either sunbathing or hanging from a cliff. (The original Cupmen comes in one position.) Its more of a functional work of art than your standard paperweight.

Though just like a Picasso original, these body-bending creatures don’t come cheap. $58 for a set of three (blue, orange, red), to be exact. What a way to be the envy of college dorms everywhere!


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