Stacking Vessels

These stacking vessels by Pia Wüstenberg are something else. It’s tempting to file them under ‘art’ instead of ‘vases’. Be prepared for a little sticker shock though, as piece is handmade and consists of three individual containers. See piadesign for more images showing how light filters through them; it’s simply lovely. One of these would make a very special gift.

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Price: £500.00
Availability: Buy Stacking Vessels here

Opaline Glass Modular Vase

This 10-piece vase would help even the novice flower arranger create a pretty bouquet. Vase set comes with 3 elastic bands for arranging multiple vases together.


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Price: $48.95
Available from: Module R

The Humble Stoneware Crock

The stoneware crock became a houseware staple around 1720 in the North East United States, typically bearing a salt glaze and cobalt oxide blue stamps of the potters who made them. They’re incredibly sturdy, relatively inexpensive and simple in execution.

The wide mouth and base make the 1 gallon crock perfect for kitchen utensil storage and it’s heavy enough that I don’t have to worry about it tipping over.

Image above from Grey

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Price: $19.99 and up
Available from: Ace Hardware

Taizo Kuroda

The stillness and slight asymmetry of Taizo Kuroda’s pottery blows me away.


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Price: $1,500 and up.
Available from: Taizo Kuroda

Sponge Vase

From our archives (originally published Oct 2, 2007), for your gift list consideration…to see more, visit our Gift Guide.

I’ve long admired this vase… designed by Marcel Wanders, of course.

“this piece is created by dipping a sponge form into fluid porcelain clay. After drying, the piece is fired in an oven where the sponge burns away leaving only the porcelain in its place. In this way porcelain products can be made without a mold.”

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Price: $189.00
Available from: Generate

Librate Vase

This vase changes position based on the amount of water and the length of your flowers. Makes for an interesting arrangement when there’s several grouped together. Nice.

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Price: $38.00
Available from: mgmy's Etsy shop

Group Vase by Agnieszka Bar

Rubber bands beautiful? As unlikely as that sounds, this test-tube vase seems to be so by the contrast and function of simple elastic bands that hold its three parts together.

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Price: $59.00
Available from: Gessato

Straw Vase

This is a clever little vase based on those fun bendable straws. While not quite suitable for a bouquet, it will certainly add a nice floral highlight to a table. I’m wondering if makes that weird springy sound of the original straws.


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Price: $12.00
Availability: Buy Straw Vase here

Tre Vase

Forgive me for saying so, but it seems like you don’t need a florist’s talent to make an arrangement in this vase look good. The very nature of the three ‘legs’ makes anything inside look like a sculptural focal point, which is good news to those that don’t have that artistic flair for flowers.

Designer: P.A.D. (Thomas Robertson and Eli Bonerz)
Available in Glossy Black, Clear and Opaque White.
10″ tall, 15″ d at the top


Purchase Information:

Price: $170.00
Availability: Buy Tre Vase here

Jenny Gaynor Memory Vase

Hmm, could this be a perfect gift for a wedding/anniversary/etc.? Send up to 24 of your own (digital) photographs to be transferred onto this glass vase, specify the personalized inscription on the base, and bam, you’re done. There’s the option of color or black and white photos, though I’d encourage color. They’re pretty spectacular. Pricing starts at $150.00 for a 3″x6″ vase.

Custom made by Jenny Gaynor in Los Angeles.
Shown above: Grande Memory Vase (20″h x 7.5″w), $550.00


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Price: $150.00
Available from: Jenny Gaynor

Stem Vase

This vase shows off a stem or two in a lovely understated way. Having just a few cut flowers in different spots throughout your home can make the space seem more welcoming. (No need for expensive flowers either- often showing a single stem of a rather common flower does the job just as well.)

Stem Vase is a study in simplicity for a single flower or two. Blooms look fresh and inviting whether resting on the glass edge or extending elegantly above the vase.

Both sizes together make the perfect pair.

Small: 6″ high, $21.00
Large: 12″ high, $29.50

Buy it here.

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Price: $21.00
Available from: UMA

Esque Slumped Vases

Handmade by Esque in Portland, Oregon, these vases are one-of-a-kind works of art. (Might be a good Mother’s Day gift for those of you that have the money to spend?)

materials: Recycled glass stock; processed in an electric furnace that’s powered by wind energy.
dimensions: Approx. 12″, 14″ or 18″ tall; diameter varies.

$314.00 and up, Buy it here.

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Price: $314.00
Availability: Buy Esque Slumped Vases here

A Candle Stick Vase

A novel idea…and well realized too I think.

“A Candle Stick Vase” combines the beauty and function of a candle stick and a vase into one. Its nostalgic look and details that resembles an old European candle stand will magically create a romantic candle light feel by placing a flower in it. Blow the petals away as if it was a real light! The tray can also be used to place your keys and coins. -mollaspace

W 5.5″ x D 5.7″ x H 9.8″

$42.00, Buy it here.

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Price: $42.00
Availability: Buy A Candle Stick Vase here

Jupiter Bucket and Vase

This makes me want to get my hot glue gun out, though I doubt the end result would look as nice as these.

Molded from colored hot glue. Vase bottom is made of scrap pieces which have been melted down and dyed black. Water tight. Wipes clean with water. Looks like glass, feels like rubber!
May be used as a planter, a fancy waste basket, or a decorative container.
Each piece is hand crafted. Made in New York City.

Jupiter Bucket, 9″ tall by 7″ diameter, $98.00, Buy it here.
Small Jupiter Vase, 9″ tall x 3.5″ diameter, $65.00, Buy it here.

Purchase Information:

Price: $98.00
Availability: Buy Jupiter Bucket and Vase here

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Bootleg Vase

Here’s a couple of split personality vases to fit your mood(s).

Designed by Nadadora
Color: Traditional, Minimal

$150.00, Buy it here.

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Price: $150.00
Availability: Buy Bootleg Vase here