If you have a few minutes to kill, try this: Google search “reasons to drink water” and find yourself educated on the 6, 9, 10, 12, no—46! reasons the internet says you should. You’ll probably know a few of these already. (Because it improves your complexion, keeps ya regular, keeps us alive, etc.) But there are at least 83 more reasons! And on top of that, there is one more. Reason-to-drink-water number 84 has to do with glassware. Nothing makes the world’s most important beverage more universally palatable than drinking it out of something really beautiful. Cupboards all over the world have long been crowded with bland-looking Ikea glasses and cups, but it doesn’t have to be this way. Feel fancier drinking your water! As a result, your bowels will be better regulated and your hangovers will be fewer and further between. Among several hundred other things. Probably. Go ahead and pour one out.
The pretty glassware photographed here can be found at Global Table (this one too); the Moma Design Store for these and this; Moda Operandi; Mosser (see also: Coming Soon); Maison Balzac; and Anthropologie.
Photographed by Tom Newton.