I'm geeking out about something right now that is incredibly low-tech. So, I recently got a couple of glass drinking straws for smoothies and juices, and they are such a cool little accessory. I never have to buy another plastic straw!
(I'm immature at heart and love drinking my daily green juice through a straw. I also like avoiding the acid wear on my teeth from all the lemon I add to green juice.)
I'm wondering if anyone else uses glass drinking straws, or makes them, or whatever.
For what it's worth, I bought mine from a nifty little company called Glass Dharma (glassdharma.com) and it's been quite nice. I'm sure a search will show you there are plenty of other makers, too.
Most people seem to react, when they hear "glass straw", with a kind of reluctance, thinking that it's breakable...which it's not, really. You sure won't break it with your teeth, and I've dropped mine on the floor with no damage. The glass walls are thick. And they look cool. And now I want to learn to make them myself. (Take glass lab-supply tubing and a bunsen burner, and...er...mess around for a while until desired results achieved? OK, I'll leave it to the professionals...for now.) ^_^