3D Decorative

Mod Op Art White Wreath

Shoot, apologies for not finding this at the beginning of the holiday season…but hey, if you get it now you’ll have it for next year. It’s perfect for those of you that like decorating for the holidays but don’t necessarily go for the pine needles and cones…plus, as the retailer suggests below, it could work as a wall-art type of thing year round.

Who needs pine boughs (and don’t get me started on dried flowers)… This mod wreath works year round on the door, above the sink, on in the foyer (oh, and try using in on a table with some pillar candles in the center, it’s pretty fab). Powder coated steel. 16″D

16″D

$60.00, Buy it here.

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Price: $60.00
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Radiometer

This might be a thoughtful gift for anyone interested in science-y type stuff.

Invented in the late 1870s by chemist Sir William Crookes, a Radiometer is part science project, part conversation piece. Housed inside a glass bulb with a partial vacuum, the four vanes of the Radiometer are attached to a delicate stem, which rotates when it senses the presence of light. The brighter the light, the faster it spins. The bulb is perched on a thin glass stand that evokes both a chemistry lab and a wine glass. Place one on your desk, on the living room coffee table or even on the kitchen window sill, and it will offer quiet meditative movement as the room’s light changes and shifts. Made in Germany.

H 8″ Diameter 4″

$60.00, Buy it here.

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Applause Machine

Forget self-help books, this little machine will boost your confidence in no time.

Designer: Martin Smith.
Manufactured: By Laikingland in the UK.
Description: Push the button and the Applause Machine claps it’s hands for you.
Materials: Powder coated steel, brass, Walnut wood, plastic and motor.
Dimensions: Height 450mm.
Power: 2 x AAA Batteries (included).

Available in Currant Red, Signal Green, Traffic Orange, Graphite Black, and Chalk White.

£195.00, Buy it here.

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Price: £195.00
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KUSA

While this object might be a little off-the-beaten-path of gifts to give, you can pretty much guarantee that no one else will give the same thing (unless they read this site, of course).

This soothing art object is reminiscent of tall rice plants swaying in the breeze. Place it in your entryway and it will gently shake it’s head to the right and left as people pass by.

by Hiromi Taki & Tomonori Ohata

$23.00, Buy it here.

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Price: $23.00
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Whale Chalkboard

This small chalkboard is the perfect place to leave messages. (Also, the chalk fits into the ‘blow hole’ on top, pretty cute…)

Super cool painted wood whale chalkboard by dynamic design duo Suddenly It’s Real. Chalkboard measures 15.25″l x 7.25″h and has two pre-drilled holes in the back for easy hanging/mounting. One piece of chalk included, which will sit safe and snug inside the pre-drilled “blow”hole in the top of the board.

15.25″ w x 7.25″ h

$40.00, Buy it here.

[via Chow's excellent Gift Guide- check it out.]

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Price: $40.00
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Wreath and Tree Cardboard Puzzles

Happy Thanksgiving! Start the holiday season off right with this leaf pattern wreath puzzle made from 100% recycled cardboard. The smaller cardboard trees are pretty cute too.

Also, don’t forget to check out our Gift Guide; we’re updating it often with our latest picks. If we’re missing something, or if you’ve got a difficult person to buy for, let us know and we’ll do our best to fill in the gap.

Snowflake Tree puzzle – 100% recycled cardboard
Measures: 10 x 10 x 13 inches
$18.00, Buy it here.

Wreath puzzle – Leaf pattern of 100% recycled cardboard
Measures: 24 x 24 x 3 inches
$38.00, Buy it here.

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Price: $18.00-$38.00
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ITS OK Edition of 1 Million

Multi Polar Projects is working on 1 million pieces of ‘ITS OK’, a phrase chosen for its calming effect during difficult times. Each phrase is hand cut from varying thickness and types of wood and numbered by the artist, who estimates the project taking the next 30-60 years to finish. For every one sold, a tree is planted through the Arbor Day Foundation.

To see a short documentary of the process, visit here.

$20.00, Buy it here.

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Price: $20.00
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Cross Brush

Hmm, very similar to the Redemption Shoe Brush

“the cross brush is an emotionally complicated product. for people with ties to christianity, the brush represents an unorthodox, even disrespectful manipulation of a revered symbol. touching a dirty floor with a cross is grade A defacement in certain circles. i think, though, that it can be seen as an example of how the christian cross is constantly being re-interpreted by different cultures. in the early 21st century, this vaguely troubling, slightly wrong-shaped object poses a lot of questions about shared values. it’s also an amusing visual pun of the phrase “cleanliness is next to godliness”, and fun to have around as an engaging (and sometimes shocking) conversation piece. its 16″ x 10″ size also provides a large surface area for scrubbing, if you’re inclined to pay your penance that way.”

$128.00, Buy it here.

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Price: $128.00
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Aluminum Wall Stag

Just when you think the whole antler thing has died down, there’s a great deal to be had.

“A polished aluminum sculpture for your urban lodge. Rough finish adds that contemporary woodsy feel to this slick stag.”

14 x 10 x 18.5h.

$169.00,
Buy it here.

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Price: $169.00
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Bailey Doesn’t Bark Wall Plates

Hand painted details like this usually command a much higher price tag, but even if this was a little more expensive it seems understandable considering the detail (hand painted ants, for goodness sake).

Adhesive plate hanger included for each plate.
illustrations by re jin lee. for decoration purposes only (except for tea cups).

The Meeting (shown top row): $249.00, Buy it here.
plate 01: 5 7/8″ diameter modern white porcelain saucer.
plate 02: 4 7/8″ diameter A. Vignaud Limoges, France (from 1938-1970) (gold rims)
plate 03: 4 1/2″ diameter ‘Japan’ vintage saucer. (gold rims)


Black Birds Tea Cup
, Set of Two: $55.00, Buy it here.
tea cups: 3 1/4″tall x 3″diameter.


Web A Home
: $220.00, Buy it here.
plate 01: spider, 5″ diameter T&V Limoges, France (from 1892-1907) (gold rims)
plate 02: web, 5″ diameter T&V Limoges, France (from 1892-1907) (gold rims)
plate 03: “home”, 4 1/2″ diameter ‘Japan’ vintage saucer. (gold rims)

Fly Buzz: $165.00, Buy it here.
plate 01: fly, 5″ diameter T&V Limoges, France (from 1892-1907)
plate 02: buzz, 5 7/8″ diameter white porcelain saucer.

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Price: $55.00-$249.00
Availability: Buy Bailey Doesn’t Bark Wall Plates here

Crabes-Langoustes & Manta Ray Chair

By the same designer of the
Mirave & Miru Mirrors, these crazy miniature chairs are covered with soft animals, or to be more precise, crabs (crustaceans) and manta rays (vertebrata). While altogether bemusing, it’s odd that it should only be used for decorative purposes…I’d like to see how someone would instruct a kid to ‘see and not touch’ one of these. That being said, of course I can see how these chairs would be solely an objet d’art for a collector.


Manta Ray Chair
: €787 or $1,210.00 (approx),
Buy it here.

This playful miniature chair has been handcrafted from chestnut wood and soft toys. The wicker seat is covered with cuddly sea characters. Stuffed with bean-bag beads, the manta rays have a painted print to create a textured effect. This unique miniature chair has been created exclusively for CoutureLab.


Crabes-Langoustes Chair
: €836 or $1,286.00 (approx), Buy it here.

This playful miniature chair has been handcrafted from chestnut wood and bean-bag toys. The wicker seat is covered with cuddly characters from the sea, whose brilliant red claws hook and entwine round the wooden chair legs. This unique miniature chair has been created exclusively for CoutureLab.

Please note that these chairs should only be used for decorative purposes and are not suitable for children.

45 x 38 x 53 cm

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Price: $1,210.00
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Chrome Roller Stop

Harry Allen’s
Roller Stop is now available for preorder in chrome.

“This iconic roller skate functions as a bookend, door stop, or 1970′s fetish object.”

Material: Resin
white, green, chrome (+$95.00)

Approximate Ship Date for Chrome: October 15, 2008

$95.00- $180.00,

Buy it here. or here.

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Price: $95.00
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Papier-mâché Creatures from Stray Dog

These delightful papier-mâché creatures will be your friends through thick and thin, so they’re well worth the price tag. And, most importantly (who needs friends anyways) they’re available in all sorts of colors. Doesn’t that make you happy?

Available in white or in any of 13 luscious colors – all in low VOC paints.
Rendered in papier mache by hand by artisans in Haiti.

Bird, $45.00, 6”h x 8”l x 4”w
Peacock, $200.00, 30”l x 17”h x 10”w
Cow (Ferdinand), $275.00, 20”h x 20”l x 25”w
Pig, $185.00, 13”h x 24”l x 10”w

Crab, Deer with Flowers, Fish, Love Bird, Pagan Goat (head), Peace Antelope (head), Praying Mantis, Snail, and Spider also available (not pictured).

Buy it here.

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Price: $45.00
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Display Domes

As a self-described minimalist, I usually don’t like the idea of allowing room for trinkets and such, but it is rather unrealistic to think that in your life you aren’t going to acquire some mementos along the way. I like how Marlon and Jace use display domes (as seen in their Apartment Therapy home tour) to create distinct display areas without making the space look cluttered.

[posted by kris]

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Price: $50-$62
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Ernst Gamperl Vessels

I’m completely in love with these vessel-like shapes by Ernst Gamperl. Taken from trees that have naturally fallen due to effects of time, each one is meticulously carved from wet wood as it dries in order to expose the grain in a new way and form. The detail is really quite amazing, and pulls wood from an otherwise normal material into an extraordinary art piece. If I am ever lucky enough to own one I would honestly consider it a prized possession.

Circular patterns carved into [Gamperl's] sculptures follow ancient Sufi customs and are deep synchronicity with the nature of the raw material itself. After the pieces have been moulded, waxed and polished into their finished shape, those same sculptural objects, appear to highlight the life of the grain and the ineffable force of nature which, in Gamperl’s case, has withstood the test of time.

Pricing starts at $546.00 approx. and go up to $7,700.00 (approximately).
Buy it here.

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Price: $546.00
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