Here's a clever use for leather: Josh used some nice thick 12-14 oz leather to create a thermal sleeve for a mason jar to prevent warm drinks from burning your hand, and then he added a swell leather handle for functionality and some serious style.
You can print on paper, you can print on fabric, you can even print on wood, but customizing glass has remained a little elusive.
To date, I have broken four of the glass beakers from my Bodum French Press. Well, I've broken one and my wife broke three, but same/same. It's beautiful glass, but it's thin, and with daily use and cleaning, these things break. And cost at least $20 to replace.
The makers of the Portland Press know exactly what that's like, and seek to remedy it, by creating a new design of French Press that uses a standard (and very affordable) Mason jar