Vases

Stephanie DeArmond Ceramic Letter Pieces

I recently saw a letter vase by this artist in the recent issue of Readymade magazine, and a visit to her site did not disappoint. The combination of old fashioned decorative embellishments on cursive letter pieces are intriguing, and definitely look like they would be well worth the price. Cups and such run about $40, while the larger letter pieces go up to $1500. You can email Stephanie directly to purchase or to inquire about commissions. [posted by katie]

Purchase Information:

Price: $40-$1500
Availability: Buy Stephanie DeArmond Ceramic Letter Pieces here

Soft Vase by Hella Jongerius

If you’re into the flexible vase idea, here’s a much larger one that will fit all your floral arrangements.

“Sometimes the most beautiful objects are the ones with the most interesting flaws. Such is the case with Hella Jongerius’s Soft Vase. Instead of removing the air bubbles that naturally form in production, they are left in to decorate the flexible, polyurethane vase.”

Natural or Blue

7.5″Ø x 10.25″H

Purchase Information:

Price: $205
Availability: Buy Soft Vase by Hella Jongerius here

Rubber Vase

The advantage of a rubber vase is obvious- you can drop it or throw it against the wall and it doesn’t break…not that you would throw it, but you know what I mean.

Also available in Black, Pink, and Lime.
Approx size: 20 x 17 x 17 cm.

Purchase Information:

Price: $24.12
Availability: Buy Rubber Vase here

Acrylic Flower Basket

This is perhaps the coolest flower basket I’ve seen (though I admit I haven’t seen that many).

“This long, shallow, flower basket provides an uncommonly sensible way to pick, carry, and display cut flowers. Your cut stems go immediately into water, extending their life considerably. Cut stems are easy to carry, both around the garden or the flower market.”

Purchase Information:

Price: $28.00
Availability: Buy Acrylic Flower Basket here

Longneck vases

Not being one who has a talent for floral design, I like how these vases make even a sprig from a fern look like an arrangement.

Purchase Information:

Price: $3.95
Availability: Buy Longneck vases here

Felt Vase Collection

These are a lot more special than you’d think on first glance…

“Designer Joshua Stone brings these hand made sculptural, contemporary vases consisting of industrial wool felt pieces, borosilicate beakers and reclaimed wood. These functional vases are watertight and the felt has been factory treated for low maintenance care that is as beautiful as they are utilitarian.”

Made in a limited edition of only 100 pieces.
Available in four sizes.

Hand Made in United States.

Purchase Information:

Price: $420-$485
Availability: Buy Felt Vase Collection here

daisy vase

“Made from a BIC™ ballpoint pens these little vases are hand blow-molded.
as the plastic becomes flexible it stretches allowing the vase to sit naturally.”

Purchase Information:

Price: $19.00
Availability: Buy daisy vase here

Chalkboard Vase

I know that chalkboard vases are nothing new, but I don’t think I’ve ever the shape so simple. I like ‘em.

Available in three different sizes: 10″ x 3.5″, 12″ x 5″, 10″ x 6″. Chalk included.

Purchase Information:

Price: $40.00
Availability: Buy Chalkboard Vase here

Love Is Blind Vase by Jessica Lertvilai

This is such an incredibly lovely vase. It’s so subtle, and would make such a good gift- housewarming, wedding, birthday, or anything else. I love it.

“Love letters transcribed into braille relief blanket the surface, creating a delicate texture of light and shadow which visually evoke their intimate meanings. The vase’s narrow oval shape is ideal for floral arrangements, and unfilled it makes a romantically statuesque statement.”

12″ x 6″ x 2″

Purchase Information:

Price: $87.00
Availability: Buy Love Is Blind Vase by Jessica Lertvilai here

Dip Vase by Robert Bronwasser

Not only does this vase look cool empty, but it would look great with flowers too because the different sections allow you to create an interesting arrangement.

“Arrange your flowers into striking displays with the Dip Vase by Robert Bronwasser! What looks like several delicate, porcelain cylinders, arranged into a smooth, organic shape, is actually soft, unbreakable vinyl, formed with a dipmoulding technique. As a cohesive unit, water is held in the vase and distributed throughout the different parts.

Group multiple vases together to create an intricate field of flowers!”

Purchase Information:

Price: $75
Availability: Buy Dip Vase by Robert Bronwasser here

Big White Pot and Red/White Vase by Hella Jongerius

These vessels are cast from restored moulds of medieval pots and are painted with automotive paint. Such an interesting melding of two different times.

“The rough casting seams, along with the potter’s traditional thumbprint, give the impression of antique vessels while the strong, solid forms are a clear indications of modern industry.”

Purchase Information:

Price: $535.00
Availability: Buy Big White Pot and Red/White Vase by Hella Jongerius here

Think Tank Limited Edition

The regular Tank U standard vase is pretty cute, and this limited edition (of 100) ups the ante by carrying the image of a world map upon its surface.

“So now we are very happy to present a wonderful limited edition called ‘Think Tank’ that has first been presented last fall in Paris at Maison et Objet. Similar to the ‘standard’ Tank U these are made in Limoges, the birthplace of french porcelain, and are more of a political statement than the other versions.”

Think Tank Limited Edition, $115.00

Standard Tank U, $58.00
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Purchase Information:

Price: $58-$115
Availability: Buy Think Tank Limited Edition here

Factory by Maxim Velcovsky

Maxim Velcovsky turns a familiar symbol of pollution into an ironic comment on industrialism with his porcelain Factory vase. Instead of harmful exhausts, clean, delicate flowers emerge from out of the smokestack. A dramatic reminder of global warming in an engaging and eye-catching form!

3.25″W x 4.25″L x 10″H

Purchase Information:

Price: $99.00
Availability: Buy Factory by Maxim Velcovsky here

Warp Vase Tall

Such a lovely vase…

“A subtle combination of geometry and softness. Starting with a cast mold, the vitreous porcelain is then hand molded for warped effect. Each vase is unique yet similar. Glossy finish throughout.”

Purchase Information:

Price: $60
Availability: Buy Warp Vase Tall here

sculpt planter

Simple stoneware vase with a subtle crackle glaze.

Purchase Information:

Price: $16.95
Availability: Buy sculpt planter here