Simon Pearce- Barre Pitcher: Simon Pearce essentially produces glassware in Vermont and while his designs are a bit more bulky than those of William Yeoward, the Barre Pitcher is a beautiful creation with an elegant structure. Like the Classic Pitcher, it has clean lines but has a lip that seems to stretch beyond what regular proportion would dictate, much like a ballerina might stretch beyond where we would normally imagine. Just looking at the pitcher makes you want to take a barre class and, of course, drink water in the process.
Orrefors Sweden-Enjoy Carafe: Apparently, when Kevin Spacey holds a cocktail in House of Cards, he holds a glass from Orrefors "Street" Collection. My grandmother gave me my first Orrefors pitcher and I use it throughout the summer. I sometimes use it as a vase, I sometimes use it to hold water, I sometimes use it to make limoncello. Regardless of what I use it for, I like the way it looks and the Enjoy Carafe is no different. It's quite modern with it's lack of handle and asymmetrical design with a slight slant at the top making the entire design fluid. Furthermore, at $60, it's a comparative steal next to other pieces of glassware.
So there you have it: a few pieces to enhance your drinking experience. And while these pieces make me happy, water pitchers are like people: it's always what's on the inside that counts. So drink up and enjoy!