we all have daily contact with this disposable industry standard; it's mass production  has even expressed its own form of evolution as you can see below.
these lil plug things never proved too useful for me. i imagine they might for those poor metropolitan interns who have to do the coffee runs for the office... i do think this item might be an interesting sculptural intervention. if that little flat nubbin thing was something else, anything else..?

it really isn't the kind of thing you choose for yourself...