I like it. Your simple design allows the beauty of the wood to take center stage.
Oh, and welcome back!
design, rather a slight riff on one from Gary Rogowski [sic]. But what I was more interested in was playing about with that knot in the lid and having a small project to try out lacquer.
I have such a hard time transitioning from "practice" to "produce" sometimes. It is nice when I can find both an inspiration, fun material to play with and some techniques to execute all at the same time.