metal head

wow, look at these rad anodized aluminum cups i'm fawning over! being the nerd i am, i did a little research into the process of anodizing. according to wikipedia, anodization "changes the microscopic texture of the surface and changes the crystal structure of the metal near the surface." it pretty much thickens the aluminum and prevents it from wear and corrosion. the resulting layer is quite porous and accepts dyes easily, hence the fabulous rainbow of colors! it was was first used to prevent seaplanes from corroding but since then has been used on everything from buildings to cups to carabeeners and ipod covers. can't wait to make a pitcher of iced tea and serve them in these babies...

cups from kup and saucer in philly

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