Vive La France, Day 4

Continuing KBCULTURE's salute to La Fête Nationale, I'd like to share a small but telling example of product design that illustrates la différence between the Gallic sensibility and that of the rest of the world. Your typical beach- or market-umbrella base is filled with sand; the French fill theirs with champagne. [This model is named Coupe.]

I rest my case.