The idea for The Porthole was born after a few, late night conversations between chefs at a local Chicago cocktail bar. They were after a custom-made vessel that would emphasize the transformation of a liquid as it was steeped in flavors, but what designer Martin Kastner knew they really wanted was, well, a porthole. So he made it! The unusually beautiful piece has been hugely popular since its launch last year, but until now it’s only been available from the cover of food magazines or the kitchen tables of a lucky few. That is, until the launch of their Kickstarter project — which aims to bring it straight to you. Equal parts art sculpture and functional kitchen utensil, this is definitely something we can’t wait to bring home.