#25PerfectGifts: The inspiration for the Tube Clock and Speaker came from a simple, unlikely place: metal tube and extrusion ring: a metal tube and extrusion ring. The small tubular body sits on two peg legs, delivering superior style (and sound) to a desktop or other surface where space is limited.
#25PerfectGifts: Meet one of Italy's power couples. Alessandro M. and Anna G. are two of Alessi's most famous figures, both in corkscrew form designed by Alessandro Mendini. Just in time for gifting, Alessi introduced a special edition of Anna and Alessandro in the Product(RED) collection, which sends proceeds of each sale to benefit the Global Fund to Fight AIDS.
Locally, Gnomelets have been my most popular tiny useless things ever. Gnomelets are smaller than my full-grown gnomes - just little gnome sprouts. This fella is dapper in green and yellow. You need him for a house plant, a terrarium, a windowsill, a desk, or a tiny shelf. He needs you too. Fantastically imperfect hand-built earthenware is underglazed with three coats of color, fired, overglazed with three coats of glass glaze, and fired again.