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Petri Dish with Dome Cloche

Oh, how to display your precious objects? Or tiny plants? Those special collectibles and/or living specimens can now live protected in a small glass petri dish under a similarly smallish glass dome. Fact: objects in glass domes make you look smart, unlike just petri dishes, which, if you left lying around, would make people think you’re really weird, or a scientist.

Purchase Information:

Price: $45.00
Available from: Sprout Home

Geometric Animals

Whoa. If you’re not a fan of the taxidermy trend, have I got something to share with you. Bend Seating has trophy heads made of metal. And they’re geometric, engineered from a mathematical formula. And this makes them awesome. Wall art? Heck yeah. Coat hook? Yes please.


Purchase Information:

Price: $99.00 and up
Available from: Bend Seating

Source: Elle Decor

What Wood You Say

Do you remember the ITS OK Edition that we posted way back in ’08? Well, Sighn is still going strong, and is now offering custom cut letters to spell out whatever your heart desires.

Pricing is $5 a character, 50 character max.

Purchase Information:

Price: $5.00 per character
Available from: Matthew Hoffman

Happy Holidays!

Happy Holidays to you and yours this season! We’ll return with our usual postings on Tuesday, December 28th.

Pictured above: Filigrantrae Wooden Holiday Tree by Trine and Peter Find, $275.00 from A+R Store


More information:

View Happy Holidays! here

DIY Paper Guitar

Speaking from personal experience*, these paper puzzles are not for the faint of heart. They do require a bit more patience than the average puzzle, as there’s many complex parts. That said, this guitar (and violin) look amazing and could be a good gift for someone that has the willpower to finish it.

Detailed simulacrum of an actual guitar.
Instructions and display hook included.
Made in Japan.

Purchase Information:

Price: $60.00
Available from: Uncommon Goods

Superstar Holiday Tree

If this particular concept seems familiar, you might be recalling the Christmas Tree by Buro North. This tree by Modernica is similar in that it’s made from wood (environmentally friendly) and can be flat packed for easy storage, yet it has the distinct advantage in having stars for branches.

Made from natural baltic birch and is available in a small (22 1/2″, $115.00) or large (69″, $240.00) version.

Purchase Information:

Price: $115.00/240.00
Available from: Modernica

Nativity by Valerie Atkisson

What’s this, you say? Well, it’s a nativity by Valerie Atkisson. Two flat pieces of steel connect in the middle to create the silhouette of the traditional story. Are you more excited about the fact that it is available in gold or that it stores flat? (Me: stores flat!)


Purchase Information:

Price: $130.00-280.00
Available from: Valerie Atkisson

Ghost Cameras

Snap! Ghost Cameras are handmade, glazed earthenware replicas of vintage cameras. They come in three variations: 1960, 1970 and 1980, modeled after the Argus C3, the Polaroid SX-70, and the Polaroid One Touch, respectively. I’ve only seen these online but recently have just had the pleasure of seeing the 1980 Ghost Camera at awesome East Village store Alphabets. Ghost Cameras are designed by Yellow Owl Workshop and handmade in Portland, Oregon.


Purchase Information:

Price: $65.00
Availability: Buy Ghost Cameras here

Chalkboard Globe

We’ve posted plenty of map-themed items before; Haptic Lab Quilts, Magnetic Future Map, Places on Earth, but this will be the first where you can literally create your own world. The outlines of the continents are painted on, leaving you  on your own to create the division lines and territories. Undo the Louisiana Purchase. Create Jeff Land. Or draw some sea monsters. You get the idea.


30″ tall, 19” diameter globe.

On a side note, this could easily be a weekend diy project; buy a globe at a flea market and paint it.

Purchase Information:

Price: $450.00
Availability: Buy Chalkboard Globe here

Source: The Awesomer

Painted Wood Owl

Just came across these cute lil wooden owls by designer Matt Pugh. Perfect as a desk accessory, I’d say. Available in Oak or Walnut and a variety of colors.

Dimensions: 10cm x 5cm x 5cm

Purchase Information:

Price: £25.00
Availability: Buy Painted Wood Owl here

Marquee Lights from UO

Sure, you can find marquee lights around and about at antique shops and such, but with these you can pick whatever letters you want and there’s an ‘@’ symbol too. Immediate gratification vs. original signage? Tough choice.

‘@’ Light, 17″w, 17″h, 4″d: $178.00, Available from UO
Alphabet Lights, 19″w, 4″d, 24″h – 27″w, 4″d, 24″h (varies per letter): $178.00, Available from UO

Purchase Information:

Price: $178.00
Available from: Urban Outfitters

Fingers by Nik Ramage

You say whaaa? Well, it’s an eternally tapping copy of the artist’s (Nik Ramage) own hand. You simply flick a switch to start or stop the resin cast fingers tapping. You know, so you don’t have to do it yourself, which frees you up for other important matters. Well worth £480, right?… Er, if you’re swimming in cash, that is.

Materials: Cast resin, steel and motor.
Dimensions: Human hand.
Power: 2 x AA Batteries (included)
Edition: 10 artist’s proofs. (Only 1 remaining)
Colour: Masking Tape.

Purchase Information:

Price: £480.00
Availability: Buy Fingers by Nik Ramage here

Custom Nesting Dolls

I love, love, love these custom nesting dolls by Hally McGehean. There’s fashion mag pics and vintage photography to choose from, or whatever else if you go the custom route. You can even get a little racy with photos of yourself (in various undress) if you’ve the guts. Love it.

shown above: 5 EX BOYFRIENDS, nesting dolls
set of 5 wooden decoupaged nesting dolls, signed, dated, and numbered.

Purchase Information:

Price: $100.00
Availability: Buy Custom Nesting Dolls here

Source: Incredible Things

Metal Heart with Spheric Sound

This metal heart ’emits a soft spheric’ sound so that when you’re crying yourself to sleep on Valentine’s Day you’ll have some comfort. Just kidding. Forgo those lame boring valentine’s gifts (roses, candy, blah) for this little gift, because it’ll last a heck of a lot longer and it looks waaay better than any red/pink-plastic/cellophane-stuffed-bear/basket type of thing. Pair it with a sentimental note and you’re done*.

If you’re still looking for a gift, by the way, you can always take a gander at our Gift Guide. It’s chockfull of easy-to-browse thumbnails of almost everything that we’ve ever posted that could be a decent gift.

Polished Aluminum.
4″ diameter

*unless your significant other is a gold-digger, in which case be prepared to duck and/or dodge when he or she throws it at you.

Purchase Information:

Price: $10.00
Availability: Buy Metal Heart with Spheric Sound here

Mini Forest of Woods

This incredibly charming and handcrafted set of trees is currently sold out at the moment, but I couldn’t resist sharing them with you.

The Mini Forest of Woods is a nine piece set of various types of scrap wood turned into a forest. Every set is unique as each piece is turned from a different piece of scrap wood. The Mini Forest of Woods is a limited edition of 5 sets. Tallest tree is 7″.

Given that these are limited to editions of 5, I would definitely get in touch with the designer if you are interested in purchasing a set.

Designer:  Mark Giglio from design studio Pen Pencil Stencil.

Purchase Information:

Price: $200.00
Availability: Buy Mini Forest of Woods here