Found this so charming, Fumiaki Goto's elegant drawing vessels using pencil lead. I didn't know that pencil lead was a form of ceramic! I have been studying Japanese design this past week and I think that "elegant utility" feels like an accurate way of describing pieces such as these. They are little works of art on their own, yet can be used in a very practical way.
images and more information about how these were created via: dezeen.com