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A simple and beautiful infusion vessel that can be used for cocktails, oils, teas, or any infusion imaginable.
A simple and beautiful infusion vessel that can be used for cocktails, oils, teas, or any infusion imaginable.
4,270 backers pledged $736,112 to help bring this project to life.

Update #4 - glasses

HUGE thanks to all of you! This level of support is just mind-blowing.

1) We're moving forward with the Porthole according to plan, currently finalizing the mold set with the manufacturer.

2) In terms of the glasses, here is what I'm thinking: Simple asymmetrical glasses that hold 1-2 ounces. They are weighted to stay upright but don't have an actual foot so one is inclined to pour small amounts and sample frequently. We're communicating with the factory on how to best achieve this and it looks like we should be able to do it. Until they're tested in production, though, there is always a possibility they may have to change but I figured we might as well swing for the fences so bear with me. Stay tuned...

Thanks again everyone.


    1. Creator JANene on September 4, 2012

      Beautiful simple design.... brillant

    2. Creator Tom Gleason on August 29, 2012

      Love them! Very excited.

    3. Creator Chris wachter on August 29, 2012

      maybe something along the lines of these, but with a asymmetry to them? I have some of thse and they were the first things thought of..

    4. Creator carlos on August 29, 2012

      im in ! for a few of those !... email m

    5. Creator Ali on August 28, 2012

      These looks wonderful.

    6. Creator Oluseyi on August 28, 2012

      is that one pair of glasses per Porthole? (I'm in for two)

    7. Creator Jan Redepenning on August 28, 2012

      The glasses are looking great!

    8. Creator Hugh Pritchett on August 27, 2012

      My girlfriend wou;d like a pair of these glasses for an alternative use!! LOL

    9. Creator Anne on August 27, 2012

      So for 1 or 2 oz, to think about this to scale, are the mouths of the glasses about 2.5 - 3inches in diameter?

    10. Creator Nobody special on August 27, 2012

      Martin. Thanks very much for doing this. The glasses are a nice bonus that I never expected when I backed the project. One question. Might it be possible to order more of the glasses later from Crucial Detail? Because it would be cool to have a set of four glasses to go with the Porthole.

    11. Creator Charles Tremewen on August 27, 2012

      Maybe our new micro-distillery Long Table Distillery in Vancouver, Canada could work with you on a co-branding your remarkable cocktail creations with our small batch gin's and Vodkas? Very excited to see how your next stretch goal does - we are backers. Kudos!

    12. Creator Doug Collins on August 26, 2012

      With almost 3,000 backers, a number of whom are no doubt chefs or bartenders and all of whom are infusion-enthusiasts, I'm sure we could come up with some awesome recipes - more than enough to fill a book. Perhaps you could have a forum page on your website that would be home for them, if a book is impractical.

    13. Creator Mary Harrison on August 26, 2012

      very excited about this stretch goal!

    14. Creator Melanie Davis on August 25, 2012


    15. Creator Michel on August 25, 2012

      Great simple, functional, pleasant design.

    16. Creator Joel on August 25, 2012

      Those are beautiful

    17. Creator Pete on August 24, 2012

      Love the design and I can't wait to sip from them!

      Thanks Martin, you've gone above and beyond with this kickstarter!

    18. Creator Martin Kastner / Crucial Detail on August 24, 2012

      Recipe book requests:

      The Aviary is not part of this Kickstarter -- and I am not a chef or bartender! So I'm afraid the recipe book is something that is not an option as a final 'stretch' goal.

    19. Creator Martin Kastner / Crucial Detail on August 24, 2012

      The scale of the glasses is intentionally small -- which may be hard to tell from the rendering. It is meant to be small so that you are required to refill the glass many times, thus enjoying the infusion over time.

      As well, the Porthole holds 13.5 oz. of liquid. So 4 glasses per Porthole does not make sense given the infusion concept -- you would end up pouring it all at once. So there is a reason that it was always two glasses -- it is the proper proportion.

      The glasses can, of course, be used without the Porthole and are quite beautiful. This has added significant design time and manufacturing expense to the project and even at the higher quantities the cost of creating these items is high. If enough people want to purchase extra glasses we will try to make them available on the website after the Kickstarter is over. But for now, 2 is all we can do.... and it wasn't even a part of the idea when we launched this!

      Finally, I should add that these glasses are going to be hand blown and of very high quality.

    20. Creator Anne on August 24, 2012

      Comment 2: I love the glasses, but was wondering if it'd be hard to put a "thumb indentation" in the front to make for easy pick-up/set down as well as make it a little more wavy/

    21. Creator Anne on August 24, 2012

      I just raised my portholes from 2 to 5 and thinking about the 10 mainly because of glasses and how I'd want to divvy them out with gifts. I know I'd want 4 for myself, if not 6. That'd leave 4 for another gift.

      I'd say that if you'd include 4 glasses with every porthole backer who backed 2 or more it'd be a hit and a lot of people would raise pledge limits.

    22. Creator David Newell on August 24, 2012

      It has always been clearly stated that there would be 2 glasses per Porthole for the $300K stretch goal. I agree that I would love to have 4 per Porthole since I've also ordered 2 and would be thrilled with a set of 8. That's why when the $300K goal was reached I suggested a new stretch goal of 4 glasses at $500K. A goal that will obviously be met with no problem...

    23. Creator Helen Kaplow on August 24, 2012

      I agree with above comments about the number of glasses. I believe the original text that was posted said "a set" of glasses and has now changed to "a pair" of glasses. Two special glasses are not very practical. Four or six (or five, as the Chinese do it) is a much more usable number. My pledge was for 2 portholes, so I am already thinking that I'll personally keep the glasses from both portholes and give the 2nd porthole (without glasses) as a gift. But, if you want to make your backers truly happy, you would include at least 4 glasses with each porthole. I love this product and am happy to have supported it, but .. just saying.

    24. Creator Jack Curry on August 24, 2012

      Hate to be *that* guy, but…

    25. Creator Jean Kennedy on August 24, 2012

      I am a backer and I really need 4 to 6 glasses! This is a dinner party center piece and want to wow all the guests and serve in the fun glasses! How can we make that happen?

    26. Creator Jeremy Horwitz on August 24, 2012

      Greatest. Kickstarter. Ever. Thanks for being amazing, Martin.

    27. Creator Cynthia Tsui on August 24, 2012

      Your design serves both function and beauty. Wow, great job again!

    28. Creator Roger W Turner on August 24, 2012

      The glasses would make a successful KS project on their own. Must look at what else you've designed.

    29. Creator Liz Cherene on August 24, 2012

      Wow I love the glasses too! So happy kickstarter help to make this a reality - looking forward to playing with my porthole.

    30. Creator Bruce on August 24, 2012

      Very elegant design. I love how they echo the shape of the Porthole. Brilliant.

    31. Creator Doug Collins on August 24, 2012

      How about a $500k stretch goal - maybe a small recipe book/pamphlet included with each order (on top of the recipe from Aviary that is already included)?

    32. Creator Doug Collins on August 24, 2012


    33. Creator Gina Hutchings on August 24, 2012

      SOOO EXCITED. Thanks for sharing, it makes us feel very special to be part of your process! They look gorgeous. Wouldn't they wobble or roll to the sides while keeping the liquid or is there some sort of :hidden: flat area to keep them from rolling?

    34. Creator Elouise Oyzon on August 24, 2012

      Beautiful. Fabulous design continues.

    35. Creator Don Amendolia on August 24, 2012

      The glasses are very beautiful. Continued success!

    36. Creator Kal Roberge on August 24, 2012


    37. Creator Todd Carter on August 24, 2012

      I have a pair of round-bottomed glasses and they are always fun to share with guests. Your rendering above looks like they will have a little candy-corn point on one side of the bottom, almost like a cone-shape. Am I seeing that correctly? Can't wait for the production run to start!!

    38. Creator Mary Ellen Thompson on August 24, 2012

      Love the glasses!

    39. Creator HARDTWARE on August 24, 2012

      They look fantastic!