Even the humble glass can make a design statement these days. Take the SiloLine collection designed by Roman Gauthnot for French company Silo Design. A frosted outer glass - with a clear 'window' - encloses a rounded inner chamber made out of transparent Pyrex. This gives the impression that the liquid is suspended in mid-air but, from a practical point of view, enables hot and cold beverages to be served without the risk of cracking glass. The SL9 (below) is ideal for margaritas, wine, Irish coffee and hot chocolate; coloured cocktails, champagne, tea and water are suited to SL16. All glasses are $228 each and are available from DD Passion Home, 2 Lyndhurst Terrace, Central, tel: 3106 3906.