After dinner at a friend's last night, she busted out her new Pavina coffee cups from Bodum. We've seen similar double wall glasses before, whose claim to fame is keeping hot things hot and cold things cold. But so far we've only ever used them (a different, plastic type) for cold. These Bodum glasses were so light I almost didn't believe they were glass, and the outer glass temperature so neutral, I only knew my coffee was hot by the rising steam. And, when filled, they look so pretty.
A little lesson on this delicate, durable piece: "Bodum's insulated glassware is made from durable Borosilicate glass. Borosilicate glass is a strong heat-resistant glass that weighs less than traditional glassware. Used to make scientific lab glass, borosilicate glass (medical grade glass) is stronger than traditional 'soda-lime' glass and can be used for everything from drinkware to cookware." The Pavina comes in five shapes and sizes, specific to your drinking needs: pairs range from $11.95 to $39.95. Also available at Crate & Barrel.