Awesome Vases

Turning Squared-off Vases

Turning Squared-off Vases

Artist Olivier Gomis shows off a neat woodworking technique that allows him to make round vases with squared-off edges on a lathe. By placing multiple wood blocks on a custom-made jig, he’s able to carve the unusual shape while also getting four pieces done simultaneously.

Cosmic Diner Collection

Cosmic Diner Collection
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Send your dining table to space with this collection of plates, placemats, utensils, and display pieces from Seletti and Diesel Living. The porcelain plates come in soup, dinner, and tray sizes, each featuring a different planet or moon. Accessories include rocket candleholders, meteorite glasses, and astronaut bud vases.

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Bent Spacetime Vase

Bent Spacetime Vase

Woodworker Olivier Gomis shows off his build process for a really amazing sculptural piece. By arranging and gluing boards into funnel shape, then lathing out its center, he created a wooden vase that approximates the oft-seen images representing the curvature of spacetime.

Making a Pencil Vase

Making a Pencil Vase

Artist Olivier Gomis shows how he took hundreds of colored pencils and turned them into a cool looking wood vase. Rather than encasing them in epoxy resin, he sanded and glued together layers of pencils, twisted them into a tower, then turned that structure on a lathe.

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