The physics of it all are beyond us, but one fateful day in an Orrefors glass-blowing room, designer Lena Bergström watched as a vase she had so carefully penned collapsed around its middle: seems the glass was still too hot to hold its intended shape. The result? A sinuous little vessel with even more character than Bergström had dreamed. Behold Squeeze, the accident that, besides its fortuitous form, now happens to boast an Excellent Swedish Design award from a very choosy panel of experts and artisans. May all your mistakes be so rewarded. $195. (800) 351-9842;