I am a big fan of stylish carafes - Big Fan! This one features a double wall so you know you'll keep your liquids nice and cool (or hot). It looks like the liquid is suspended inside. The black rubber stopper keeps the carafe looking sharp! Why bother with a carafe? They serve so many wonderful purposes! Use a carafe to bring milk, water or juices to the meal without making it look like a supermarket full of brand name labels crashed on the table. A carafe filled with water on the nighstand in your guest bedroom is such a kind gesture. Make room in the fridge by transfering the remainder of anything into a smaller carafe.