Jim Dingilian’s smoke-illustrated bottles from yesterday started us out on this week’s “smoking & drinking” thread. Ever notice how these two activities often seem go together? (See also: de Kooning’s smoking preferences and drinking preferences)
The drawing above from Catherine Miller’s 1955 patent application brings both vices together in one container. Ostensibly a “multi-purpose container“— although it really seems intended to serve just two primary purposes: smoking & drinking.
(Some other variations on the theme, after the fold…)
There are lots of meltedbottle ashtrays out there, and although they don’t have the simultaneous dual function of Catherine Miller’s patented container, some of them do have their recycled charms, I suppose.
“Sock it to Me” ashtray from Allee Willis; middle photo is from Khristianie’s Flickr Photostream; I don’t remember where I found the lower photo, but it’s a play on Budweiser’s “Where There’s Life, There’s Bud” campaign.
And then there’s this product (below) acknowledging the disreputable party-goer’s habit of reusing recently used bottles as impromptu ashtrays…
…or maybe it’s meant more as more of an ice breaker? (See also: Package-Related Consumer Products)
And—although it’s not easily recognizable as a bottle—there is also this:
From eBay, a cube-shaped, playing-card-themed decanter/ashtray which manages to add a third vice—gambling—to the other two.
Beach Packaging Design