Propeller Vase

I am quite taken with the shape of this vase.

“Munro creates a vase that’s both organic and industrial in feel. During the firing process, each ceramic vase is placed in a kiln of burning wood. When the wood touches the surface, it creates unique patterns and subtle colorations, so no two are exactly alike.”

Hand-wash only.
8.75h x 7.5w x 3″ diam
Designed by Keith Munro.

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No longer available.

Vase Maker

I think we’ve all seen this before but for some reason its genius is just striking me now.

“Vase Maker dissects the classic vase into its two functional elements: support for the flower and a container for the water that sustains it. You can place it upon a vessel of your choice – a wine glass, teapot, even another vase – to essentially design and redesign it with every use. The Vase Maker is a recent recipient of a design award in the RedDot International Product Design Competition.
Made of porcelain. Hand wash only.”

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Price: $48.00
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Astéroïde Vase

I’m not a big “vase” person (prounounced either way), but this one is amazing. I’ve seen it before*, but I don’t think it was in the context of something that could be purchased. Each one has 24 facets so it can be positioned in any way.

Purchase Information:

Price: $90.00
Availability: Buy Astéroïde Vase here

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Ran-Over-By-Car Vase

Holy cow! Look at these! Craziness, huh? They’re results of accidents with cars!

“Before the accident, each vase is the same height and diameter and a bend at 2, 3, or 4 inches. Then there is the accident which makes each vase unique – transforming it, jarring it, scratching it – then black enamel is applied to the piece.”

2″ diameter x 10″ height

(This item’s link and price was updated 01/18/10.)

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Price: $230.00
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Bean Vases

These are super cute and you could pay for them with pocket change.

“Modern mini vases have friendly bean shapes in creamy white bone china with a high gloss. Perfect for place settings, powder rooms, desks, the kitchen window—anywhere you could use a floral pick-me-up.”


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Price: $2.95
Availability: Buy Bean Vases here

Thornbud Vase Set

Playing upon nature’s natural defense mechanisms, this vase by Kathleen Walsh for Walkteria Living is humorous as well as slightly dangerous.

“cast ceramic thorns are hand-applied in a naturally random pattern to create vases that are one of a kind…comes complete with a pin frog. 5 color choices available.”

sold as a set of 2 (8″h+10″h)

dimensions: tall 10″h x 2.5″d
small 8″h x 2.5″d

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Price: $180.00
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Aalto Vase

I like the iconic Aalto vase which was designed in 1936. This version is much smaller (and cheaper!) than the original and would be good for food items or small officy things like paper clips.

dimensions: 3.5″w

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Price: $14.00
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Test Tube Vases

Do you love test tubes? I kinda do, just because they’re small and scientific-like. So, here’s some test tube vases that you can put your favorite scientific-like flowers in.

Circle or Square base available.

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Price: $9.15
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Lab Vases

Did you want to be a scientist when you were growing up? What happened to that dream anyways? Well, at least you can look like it’s still a hobby with these Lab Vases. They’re discontinued, so you better hurry if you want ’em.

Made from authentic laboratory glass.

florence (left): 22″ H x 11″ Dia
Erlenmeyer (right): 14″ H x 9″ Dia

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Price: $65.00
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Vase of Phases

This vase (available in three sizes) are made from molds of three smashed originals.

Made in Germany

Size: Small 8.25″h; Medium 10.25″h; Large 11.75″h

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Price: $120.00
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Zaha Hadid Crevasse Vase ZH01

Take a moment to take a look at this Crevasse Vase by Zaha Hadid. This polished stainless steel vase reflects light with it’s elegant lines and has that certain elusive architectural substance that you know you want. Do I know what I’m talking about? Maybe.

measures 3.25″ x 2.25″ x 16.5″ height

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Price: $285.00
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Transglass Vases

I’ve seen these talked about in several different places, and most recently happened upon them when perusing Moss’s site (which is always dangerous for me). Made of recycled wine and beer bottles, these vases are the result of a collaboration between Emma Woffenden and Tord Boontje.

“The idea behind the collection is to use what we have. We take away, we appropriate, we transform. Hard, sharp, clean forms, original colours, as found within the bottles. We believe that Transglass is a glassware collection with a contemporary beauty that shows a positive attitude toward the environment.”

The color of each varies, of course, so you could end up with shades of green, clear and brown, and perhaps slightly different sizes- but that just means they’re more special.

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Price: $50.00
Availability: Buy Transglass Vases here

Recycled Paper Vases

These vases are made entirely out of recycled newspaper and aluminum. Since they’re bound like a book, you can pull apart the pages to see what’s on them, and, of course, the aluminum insert is removable for easy filling.

Radiator vase measures 6-1/2″ wide x 8″ high.
Pumpkin vase measures 11″ wide x 6 1/4″ high.

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Price: $32.00
Availability: Buy Recycled Paper Vases here

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Urbana Veneer Vase

If you’re looking for a good-looking vase, here it is. I’m really falling in love with the color peeking out from inside as well as the wood grain and overall shape. It might just be one of those things that we’re just gonna have to buy, whether we need it or not. I think the ebony/blue one is calling out my name (or maybe just my credit card number).

Veneered plywood vase shell.
Sealed and weighted with an opaque colored resin.
Fully waterproof.
Satin lacquer finish.

Available in several different color options.

Purchase Information:

Price: $60.00
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Milk Jug Vase

I’m quite fond of this little Milk Jug Vase. It adds just the perfect amount of humor to any tabletop setting. You could even use it as a serving piece…fancy that, putting milk in the Milk Jug. Each is hand-cast of porcelain; Hand wash only.

Made in Finland
Size: Finland 8.25h x 2.5w x 2.5″d

Purchase Information:

Price: $80.00
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