9 Pretty Pitchers
Carafe by Seletti
Like its disposable plastic cousin, this glass “water bottle” holds 1½ liters, features ridges for easy gripping, and a handy glass cap.
To buy: $30, sfmoma.stores.yahoo.net.
Basis Pitcher by LSA International
This pitcher’s classic design gives it a charming handed-down (and goes-with-anything) feel. Made of mouth-blown glass in either clear or turquoise (shown). Dishwasher-safe.
To buy: Turquoise, $47; clear, $36; lekkerhome.com.
Ekke Carafe and Tumbler by Teroforma
No need to jump out of bed for a late-night glass of water: Keep this 27-ounce mouth-blown crystal carafe, with a tumbler that doubles as both cap and cup, on your bed table.
To buy: $80, teroforma.com.
Point Pitcher by Thomas Keller for Raynaud of Limoges
Designed by renowned chef Thomas Keller and handcrafted of white porcelain, this sleek vessel features a cutout handle and an extended spout for precise pouring.
To buy: 40 ounces, $104; 84 ounces, $147; gumps.com.
Barbara Carafe by Uma
When this mouth-blown crystal carafe is filled with liquid, the playful crystal ball (available in black, clear, and amethyst) can be used as a decorative stopper. To use the carafe as a vase, just pop the ball into the indentation at the bottom.
To buy: $69.50, iloveuma.com.
Water Pitcher Jug by Oliver Hemming
Functionality meets high design with this polished stainless-steel pitcher. Featuring a heat-resistant handle, it’s ideal for serving hot coffee or tea. Dishwasher-safe.
To buy: $102, unicahome.com.
Iittala Kartio Pitcher by Kaj Franck
Admired by design junkies since its 1958 debut, this iconic pitcher has a flared rim that makes for easy pouring, while its narrow neck lets you get a good grip. Available in nine colors (shown).
To buy: From $42, finnstyle.com.
Terence Conran by Royal Doulton Chophouse Pitcher
This perky stoneware pitcher with classic blue-and-white stripes is ideal for everyday use. The round, exaggerated handle and sharply angled beak set it apart.
To buy: $60, conranusa.com.