Absolutely love this waste can, and there is no way that the photograph or description do it justice. The base and outside are clear, smooth acrylic, and the frosting is on the inside; coupled with the soft, free-form shape, the overall effect is that of a melting ice cube. Also, this is not a delicate piece - the base is quite thick and the walls are very sturdy. Like I said, very simple and clean, but definitely NOT your same old boring waste can. Highly recommend this product and vendor.