After eating at NE Portland's Pho Hung, a friend beckoned us around the corner of the parking lot. A little confused -- this was a parking lot, after all -- we were thrilled to spot what looked like giant noodle bowls used as water features.
Covered with beautiful tilework, the hip-high bowls themselves were exquisite and the pretty pink lotus inside put them over the top. We can see them placed on a (very sturdy) deck or in a garden as a quiet alternative to a fountain. What about you?