3D Decorative

The Ravens

If only we had done a little research beforehand, a few of these iBride Ravens would be decorating our homes for this All Hallows’ Eve. Maybe you can get ahead of the game by buying one or two for next year, or maybe you’ll like to keep them out year round- they’ll be very quiet companions, I assure you. They arrive at your door needing a little assembly yet already named- the one with outspread wings goes by the name of Karl.

Purchase Information:

Price: $183.00 each
Available from: Switch Modern

Mozartkugel Music Box

What do you get the person who has everything? A Mozartkugel Music Box, of course. Turn the key and Mozart’s ‘Voi Che Sapete’ from ‘Marriage of Figaro’ begins playing from inside the large, solid wooden ball. Magic? We wish. This wind-up music box is cleverly designed by Adam + Harborth of Siebensachen.


Purchase Information:

Price: $75.00
Available from: Ode to Things

Vasa Mihich Blades Sculpture

Not every home can stomach super modern sculptures, mostly because they’re not exactly kid-friendly, but also because modern art can be prohibitively expensive for a more modest budget. However, these sleek, colorful acrylic sculptures by Vasa Mihich aren’t going to make you choke when you hear the price- or maybe they will if you have a very, very modest budget- but for those of us that wouldn’t mind investing in such splendor for under the $1G mark, it looks like a safe bet. There are also smaller, less expensive pieces on Vasa Mihich’s site. Hmm, what was that? Why, yes, my birthday is coming up, how kind of you to remember.

Purchase Information:

Price: $750.00
Available from: Caviar20

Jix Straw Sculpture Connector

Straws! Did you know that with Jix, a modular connector by Patrick Martinez, you can build all sorts of sculptures in a matter of minutes? Not many of us will go to the extent of the environment shown in the picture above, but a table-top sized sphere or a rhombohedron, sure. That imagination needs to be exercised, after all, and maybe even your friends, family, or coworkers will get involved building larger shapes.

Purchase Information:

Price: $24.00
Available from: MODULE R

Happy Holidays!

Happy Holidays to you and yours! Here’s hoping you’ll have an excellent holiday break, full of good food and fun. We’ll be back with regular posts whenever we feel like it. Enjoy yourself!

Shown above, for next year’s festivities: Infinite Tree, approximate ship date 3/15/2014.

Tangram City Sculpture Puzzle

This grey conglomeration might perplex you at first, but it’s actually a puzzle that doubles as
table décor. You’re most likely familiar with tangrams, those puzzles with seven flat pieces meant for rearranging in a certain shapes, and this tablescape takes that idea into 3D territory with each piece being a part of a miniature city landscape.

Each piece is made of solid concrete, so you’d be smart to place them well out of any small child’s reach, but that said, it would be an interesting piece to have out and test yourself occasionally on making certain shapes (exercise for the brain!).


Purchase Information:

Price: $200.00
Available from: Molla Space

Asplund Kub

It’s just what you never knew you needed- a display box that costs half a grand. What am I smoking? Nothing, I promise, but they’re just so darn perfect as dust-free receptacles for all manner a strange objet d’art, it’s tempting to forget the price tag.

Designed by Eva Lilja Löwenhielm for Asplund, each glass box or “kub” has a wood base, and, happily, there are a few fun colors and sizes to choose from: square violet, square orange, wide white or the tall yellow are in stock over at Huset Shop, while the Asplund online shop has two different wood base options as well as an extra olive color choice.

Purchase Information:

Price: $528.00
Available from: HUSET

SolidType Series

Who doesn’t want small 3D type to spell out their company’s name? These ready-for-assembly letters are available in three different sizes: 2″, 4″, and 8″. The 2″ are borderline irresistible, but hey, go big if you can afford it. This first series is based on Gotham Typeface by H&FJ, and you can submit customizations on the I Heart SolidType blog.


Purchase Information:

Price: $12.00 - 125.00
Available from: MATTERIAL


Faceted boulders! Low-res rocks! Talk about a great addition to a landscape, or as a sort of objet d′art (air quotes) in an empty corner of a room. There’s not a lot of info, but really, what do you need to know other than they’re made from steel? Update: No longer available through original link (Etsy), but good news, now available directly from the designer/maker, Wyatt Studio.

Purchase Information:

Price: $2,500.00
Available from: Wyatt Studio

Source: Svpply

Petri Dish with Dome Cloche

Oh, how to display your precious objects? Or tiny plants? Those special collectibles and/or living specimens can now live protected in a small glass petri dish under a similarly smallish glass dome. Fact: objects in glass domes make you look smart, unlike just petri dishes, which, if you left lying around, would make people think you’re really weird, or a scientist.

Purchase Information:

Price: $45.00
Available from: Sprout Home

Geometric Animals

Whoa. If you’re not a fan of the taxidermy trend, have I got something to share with you. Bend Seating has trophy heads made of metal. And they’re geometric, engineered from a mathematical formula. And this makes them awesome. Wall art? Heck yeah. Coat hook? Yes please.


Purchase Information:

Price: $99.00 and up
Available from: Bend Seating

Source: Elle Decor

What Wood You Say

Do you remember the ITS OK Edition that we posted way back in ’08? Well, Sighn is still going strong, and is now offering custom cut letters to spell out whatever your heart desires.

Pricing is $5 a character, 50 character max.

Purchase Information:

Price: $5.00 per character
Available from: Multi Polar Projects

Happy Holidays!

Happy Holidays to you and yours this season! We’ll return with our usual postings on Tuesday, December 28th.

Pictured above: Filigrantrae Wooden Holiday Tree by Trine and Peter Find, $275.00 from A+R Store


More information:

View Happy Holidays! here

DIY Paper Guitar

Speaking from personal experience*, these paper puzzles are not for the faint of heart. They do require a bit more patience than the average puzzle, as there’s many complex parts. That said, this guitar (and violin) look amazing and could be a good gift for someone that has the willpower to finish it.

Detailed simulacrum of an actual guitar.
Instructions and display hook included.
Made in Japan.

Purchase Information:

Price: $60.00
Available from: Uncommon Goods

Superstar Holiday Tree

If this particular concept seems familiar, you might be recalling the Christmas Tree by Buro North. This tree by Modernica is similar in that it’s made from wood (environmentally friendly) and can be flat packed for easy storage, yet it has the distinct advantage in having stars for branches.

Made from natural baltic birch and is available in a small (22 1/2″, $115.00) or large (69″, $240.00) version.

Purchase Information:

Price: $115.00/240.00
Available from: Modernica