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Cantine Vases

What!? You still need a gift idea for your mother? Hop to it, as the online ordering and shipping window is slowly closing in on you (a few more days, though, so don’t panic just yet). Perhaps a nice, small bouquet of flowers tucked into a perfectly small vase would be suitable, and, if you agree, may I suggest the cork and glass vases by Véronique Maire? Each glass base is topped with various cork hats that create their rounded silhouettes, and while one on its own would be special and sweet, they do look wonderful as a group of three or five.

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Price: $60.00
Available from: neo-utility

Bauhaus Airvases

At first glance, these Airvases by Torafu Architects seem too light and, well, airy, to pay much attention to, but then the ‘Bauhaus’ title piques one’s interest. Rather bold designs appear on these flexible and lightweight paper vases when seen from different angles, giving an interesting play of postitive/negative space. The set of three airvases arrive flat and ready for sculpting.
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Price: $22.00
Available from: upon a fold

Japanese Shouting Vase

This vase is definitely not the prettiest of things, but it sure does pack a useful punch of a function: it absorbs your screams, shouts and frustrations. When you release your expletives/anger, only a whisper soft version comes out through the tiny hole at the base (do be sure to use it in a wise location). The gift scenarios are endless, of course, so it wouldn’t hurt to bookmark it for the future.
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Price: AUD25.00
Available from: Third Drawer Down

Clear Glass Beakers

Beakers: receptacle for flowers or just a decorative item to make you look interesting? Actually, the whole I’m-influenced-by-science-and-taxidermy trend has sort of come and gone (though it could be argued that abc home carries them is proof to the contrary), so you’re most likely in safe territory to add a few to your collection without getting the icky ‘trendy’ label. Not that we care about such things, of course.
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Price: $48.00 - 60.00
Available from: abc home

FlexVase

This vase allows you to switch out the top for specific arrangements. Have a bigger bouquet? Use the wider mouth. Have a single stem? Use the tiny one. Three options with one base, and that means less to store in the cupboards. The tops clip on with a tight seal similar to canning jars.
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Price: $295.00
Available from: MODULE R

Lace Vase

Reuse your plastic and glass containers with this rubber top. It fits over all sorts of containers, and makes an instant vase out of most things currently sitting in your recycling bin. Looks like black is currently the only color in stock, but if you’re set on white let them know and hopefully you’ll get an idea of when it will be available.

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Purchase Information:

Price: $14.50
Available from: Milk Design

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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Purchase Information:

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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Purchase Information:

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

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.

Purchase Information:

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

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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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Purchase Information:

Price: $150.00
Available from: Jenny Gaynor