The He/She Decanter

Good design should appeal to both sexes and Thomas O’Brien’s Cynthia decanter does exactly that. The etched crystal decanter was designed to hold whiskey and, you would think, have a more masculine bent. But in a light amethyst blue and with soft curves, the decanter has a stylish, even slightly feminine feel. This isn’t the type of barware to keep hidden in a cupboard, it’s the showpiece for the counter.

Cynthia Whiskey Decanter by Thomas O’Brien for Reed and Barton, $135; at