In winter, indoor heating makes the air dry, bad news for those with dry skin and allergies. Humidifiers counteract these effects, but are often ugly, an interior eyesore to hide away. And so, Mingshuo Zhang challenged himself to create a new design with an appealing aesthetic. The result is his Humidifying Vase. Not only does it naturally moisten the air, it also shows off cut flowers, keeping them from drying out just as it stops us from doing the same. It’s self-regulating, moisture evaporates more quickly the drier the surroundings. ‘It’s also quite meditative and calming to sit and watch the water droplets drip down the vase,’ Zhang adds.