This minimalistic vase is sealed so that you can use it as a vase to put some flowers or saplings in. If you poured to much water into the vase, you can easily pour some water out again through the small notch. You can also put a flower into the notch so that it will stay in its place! And you can of course use it as a beautiful organiser for e.g. your cutlery or as a minimalistic bookend.