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You’ve probably heard the term “ripple effect” from economics or sociology — the idea that side effects from an individual’s actions can “ripple” or continue to spread to a community at large. The concept can be observed by dropping a stone into a still body of water, or by placing a teacup on this Ripple Effect Tea Table by Jeonghwa Seo.
ripple effect tea table

I know this was Seo’s degree project and he’s using it to illustrate societal forces at work, but mostly I just think cooooooool when I look at it. The rippling undulations of water right under the surface are oddly hypnotic and soothing, no?

On one hand, I’d love to know how this was made. On the other hand, I love just being impressed by it.

5 Responses

  1. Christina says:

    This is so rad! What a peaceful vibe.


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  3. CplusE says:

    All I can say is — I want one!!!

  4. Mr. Smileys says:

    I love the ripple effect. It reminds me of one of those warm sunny days soaking up the sun.B):D

  5. Ellen says:

    Mesmerizing. Enchanting.

Briana MowreyBriana is a writer and senior editor for HGTV.com. Her self-described design style is "mid-century modern magpie." She lives in a Brooklyn apartment with her husband, their spoiled dachshund, Chauncey,...


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