Monday, February 7, 2011

Do you drink a lot of tea or coffee? Do I have the cup for you!

Brilliance often strikes in times of desperation. Such was one brisk summer morning deep in the Bob Marshall Wilderness of Western Montana when our original designer, an avid outdoorsman and coffee connoisseur dropped and shattered his traditional glass French Press. Painfully struggling through his morning make-shift brew he vowed to invent the most indestructible, functional French Press on the planet. Soon thereafter, the Big Sky Bistro was born. This lightweight camping unit was the Press AND the mug, simplicity brilliantly coupled with functionality; the original French Press Mug.

Thus were the humble beginnings of what is today Planetary Design; an innovative company dedicated to providing, preserving and perfecting the small things that make life more enjoyable. The award-winning design team evolved the Big Sky Bistro into a line of nearly indestructible, stunning, stainless steel French press mugs and continued on to traditional Table Top French Presses, Drinkware and the new Airscape, a vacuum-seal storage canister.

Planetary Design's strength and success centers around cutting-edge innovation, commitment to using quality material, exceptional customer service and strategic partnerships.

I received a french press from Planetary Design to review and its not only super gorgeous, its a phenomenal cup! The color is amazing, it holds a lot and is made super well. This is definitely a cup that is built to last! If you drink any sort of loose teas this is a great cup! Its even great for some hot cocoa while you walk the kids to the bus stop in the morning!

My favorite piece that I got from Planetary Design is an AirScape container. This has to be the best invention ever! Its basically a canister for your kitchen that keeps whatever you put in it from going stale. Air is the enemy of many things, including numerous food items. Unlike canisters that lock the air inside with the contents, the AirScape is an innovative container that removes substance-eating air. Great for storing coffee, tea, brown sugar, cookies and much more.

The AirScape valve forces the air out and then locks in place so that air can't get in and cause the contents to go stale! The canister is made from restaurant-grade 18/8 stainless steel with an enamel paint finish and while the top lid is clear, to easily see your content amount, the AirScape lid will not allow harmful ultra-violet light to reach the contents. This is a new favorite of mine and I would love to get a few to have these as my only type of canisters!

I also have to mention that they are not tiny. I was originally going to use mine for tea bags as my tea bags tend to go stale, just ask my mother in law lol. I got the large AirScape and its huge, you could use it for flour, rice or anything else! They come in two sizes, 32 and 64 oz!

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