Wooden Vases Show Pencils Have Other Artistic Uses Than Just Drawings

Grade school is an opportunity for budding artists to finally shed their cumbersome crayons and try their hand at making a masterpiece using the subtle shades of a box of colored pencils. But artist Tuomas Markun Poika must've missed that class, since he instead uses pencils to create wooden vases with unique patterns… » 6/23/14 3:40pm 6/23/14 3:40pm

Amateur Michelangelos Can Sculpt This Marble Vase Themselves

It's been said that sculpting a masterpiece from a chunk of marble is easy; all you have to do is remove the unnecessary bits. So even if they lack any talent, aspiring Rodins and Michelangelos can turn this Introverso2 vase into a curvy room accent. All you need to know is how to swing a hammer. » 4/21/14 8:49am 4/21/14 8:49am

This 3D-Printed Web of Plastic Caps Turns Water Bottles Into a Vase

If your recycling bin overfloweth with empty plastic water bottles and you're just too lazy to take them to the curb, why not turn them from an eyesore into a lovely centerpiece with this 3D-printed web of bottlecaps? All you need to do is scrounge up twelve similarly sized bottles and you've got yourself a … » 10/08/13 6:01pm 10/08/13 6:01pm

A Clever Plastic Brace Turns Long-Stemmed Flowers Into Their Own Vase

Florists around the country, pay attention. If you're looking for a value-added reason for people to buy a dozen roses from your shop, then find a way to get this brilliant Crown Vase put into production and include one with every bouquet. » 5/24/13 4:30pm 5/24/13 4:30pm

The Book Vase: A Tree Grows in A Tree Grows in Brooklyn

Be careful when you're snooping in someone else's bookshelf. When you're reaching for a text on plantlife, you might be grabbing an entire planter, like YOY's flower pot, which masquerades as a book. » 4/17/13 10:40am 4/17/13 10:40am

Piet Mondrian Inspired This Three-Piece Vase

A Piet Mondrian painting is unmistakable for its big blocks of primary colors set in grids of horizontal and vertical black lines on a white background. The Mondri 3 in 1 vase is very clearly inspired by the late De Stijl movement artist, and it breaks apart into three pieces so you can create your own neoplasticism… » 4/01/13 5:00pm 4/01/13 5:00pm

These Awesome Floating Vases Are Practically Invisible

An expensive, ornate vase can be as much of a centerpiece as the flowers that are in it. These floating vases designed by the Japanese group oodesign take things in the opposite direction by making them look like water ripples. » 3/30/13 7:00pm 3/30/13 7:00pm

This Mini-Vase Looks Poised To Dart Across Your Living Room

Let's say that you wanted to set up your living room so that everything looked like it was being subjected to a gale-force wind. Or one where everything looks like it's trying to escape at high speed. This is the perfect vase for your absurd fantasies. » 8/18/12 12:00pm 8/18/12 12:00pm

The Bomb Vase is a Hippie's Secret Weapon

As a statement against war, these Peaceful Bomb Vases were created to hold flowers instead of violence. As someone with an irrational fear for potted plants, it makes me want to hide. [LikeCool via geekologie] » 4/27/09 7:30pm 4/27/09 7:30pm