For a while I was using a apothecary cup for shaving filling the sink with hot water it and the brush. Shower then out and shave. But as I was cleaning the kitchen I had extra cafe au lait bowl ummmm I thought so the next day in it goes filled with hot water in the sink. The lather built up was brilliant! and warm looks great on the counter and a place to hold the razor also. Excuse the poor picture but brushes and the razors and the bowl.