10-24-2013, 01:26 AM
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  • ben74
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I saw this stainless steel bowl when walking past an Aesop store.

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It retails at $25 AUD and the online product description follows…

"Sori Yanagi-designed bowl delivers an exceptional lather to facilitate the perfect shave. The bowl is part of a series of Sori Yanagi creations awarded the Japanese Good Design Award in 1998."

It appeared as if it had a substantial weight and feel to it.

I am thinking of returning tomorrow to purchase it...

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 10-24-2013, 06:03 AM
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That's a nice bowl!

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 10-24-2013, 06:07 AM
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The bowl has an attractive and functional design and is undoubtedly high quality.

I find however that stainless steel and other metal bowls do not retain heat very well so in colder weather I usually gravitate to using either a ceramic or porcelain bowl or scuttle.

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 10-24-2013, 08:35 AM
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You can always leave the bowl in the sinks hot water to warm it up...and just pick it up when you need to relather....most important is how it fits your hand.....PILS makes a nice bowl also but any good kitchen store has great choices....

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 10-24-2013, 08:43 AM
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That is a beautiful bowl, Ben.
I thought you face-lathered, though?

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 10-25-2013, 03:55 AM
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(10-24-2013, 08:43 AM)celestino Wrote: That is a beautiful bowl, Ben.
I thought you face-lathered, though?

Quite true my friend. Anything I can load directly from a puck or pot I prefer to face lather with. However, I have quite a stockpile of creams in tubes which I have been neglecting. I would prefer to build lather with these in a bowl as I find a squirt of cream from a tube onto my brush inevitably falls off the brush or off my face...

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 10-25-2013, 09:24 AM
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I usually bowl lather. I like the look of stainless bowls, but stick with ceramic because they retain heat better.

I do face lather when using a Chubby/Stubby. If using cream from a tube, I'll squeeze some cream on my fingers, spread it on my face, then take the brush to my face. As you say, putting the cream from a tube on your brush doesn't work well.

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 10-25-2013, 03:14 PM
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I have a few ceramic bowls. My favourite being the Dirty Bird TSN LE Bill Bowl. I agree these are better for retaining heat, but we are fast approaching summer in the southern hemisphere where I reside and this will provide a nice alternative especially with my eucalyptus and menthol based soaps that provide a welcomed cooling effect...

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 10-25-2013, 04:02 PM
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I purchased the bowl…

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 10-25-2013, 04:43 PM
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  • Johnny
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Your picture makes it look a lot nicer.

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 10-25-2013, 04:44 PM
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Let us know how it lathers!

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 10-25-2013, 06:46 PM
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I'll try it out soon, probably Monday as I'm working all weekend and I've already shaved today. One of the aspects that attracted me was it's wide mouth. I expect to be able to use a large knotted brush and not be concerned with handle choice. The sides seem sufficiently high without being too deep and angled outwards providing an increased freedom of movement when building lather. A pet peeve of mine is brushes clanking their way around a bowl...

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 10-25-2013, 08:24 PM
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(10-25-2013, 03:55 AM)ben74 Wrote:
(10-24-2013, 08:43 AM)celestino Wrote: That is a beautiful bowl, Ben.
I thought you face-lathered, though?

Quite true my friend. Anything I can load directly from a puck or pot I prefer to face lather with. However, I have quite a stockpile of creams in tubes which I have been neglecting. I would prefer to build lather with these in a bowl as I find a squirt of cream from a tube onto my brush inevitably falls off the brush or off my face...

* Good to know, Ben. I haven't use a cream in almost two years, so I had never even contemplated that! Blush

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 10-25-2013, 11:18 PM
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I haven't used creams for the longest time either...

We might be missing out on something Celestino! Tongue

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 10-26-2013, 04:33 AM
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Ben,
I have seen that lather bowl. It is quite handsome. I bowl lather on the rare occasions when using cream from a tube. For that, I have the Sara Bonnyman lather bowl with ridges that matches my Moss Scuttle. The Sori Yanagi bowl you mention, however, has sparked my curiosity. This bowl has no ridges. I am curious to know what you think of it as a lather bowl.

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 10-26-2013, 07:00 AM
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(10-24-2013, 01:26 AM)ben74 Wrote: I saw this stainless steel bowl when walking past an Aesop store.

[Image: 06L5uYD.png]

It retails at $25 AUD and the online product description follows…

"Sori Yanagi-designed bowl delivers an exceptional lather to facilitate the perfect shave. The bowl is part of a series of Sori Yanagi creations awarded the Japanese Good Design Award in 1998."

It appeared as if it had a substantial weight and feel to it.

I am thinking of returning tomorrow to purchase it...

Hello Ben, I read somewhere. That using certain grades of stainless steel will not give you a beautiful thick creamy lather, after a while it will loose it's frothy foam lather appearance !!!

Somewhere amongst my shaving parafanilia & whatnots I came across "see photographs" of a very mininmalistic bowl (Japanese Designer) Takeo Kikuchi the bowl is double walled stainless steel & is called "Earshot" apprx dimensions 9cm x 4cm. 3".1/2 x 2" circular, not very big.

It reminds me an outline of Cat's ear's

Hence the reason for showing with Simpson "Special" & Wee Scot. At rest !!!

Hope it gives you some idea's..................

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Charles U.K

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 10-26-2013, 11:56 AM
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Charles, that's a beautiful bowl, but possibly a little small for my tastes.

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 10-26-2013, 12:42 PM
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Ben, the Aesop bowl is elegant in its simplicity ... I have the Edwin Jagger stainless steel bowl, but find it to be a tad small for my liking.

Charles, the Takeo Kikuchi bowl is gorgeous!

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 10-26-2013, 03:57 PM
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Charles what an incredible and functional looking bowl. Congratulations and use it well.

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 10-26-2013, 04:14 PM
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Charles

Where did you purchase the bowl. It's beautiful.

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