Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Sea Urchins as Mid Century Decor.

There is something about the sea urchin that I find so beautiful.  Beautiful enough, that I want to display them in my home.  Apparently I'm not the only one either, because lately I've been seeing them pop up everywhere.  

It's actually not a new design, but one that garnered appreciation in the mid century.   From the starbursts to the C. Jere pom-poms, the design of long extending spikes from a center base, has been loved for many decades.   I've always loved vintage starbursts, so the urchin love must be run-off from that?  It's as if the sea urchin is the starburst's cousin, right?
Nate Berkus for Target. 4" Sea Urchin in White Or Gold. 
I saw these in Target on Sunday but didn't get them. Ugh, why?  Now I need to go back.

Oly Cast Resin Sea Urchins in 10", 11"and 25" circumference.
Hmmm, I feel a project coming on.  I'd like to try and recreate these with some clay.

Zhush Gold Ceramic Sea Urchins $25. Also available in white and silver.
I'd go white! 

Sea Urchin Bowl at Element Clay Studio @ Etsy $82

Brass Urchin Accent at Furbish $45
Gorgeous!  I can see this atop some vintage home decor books. 

Set of 3 Brass Sea Urchins Wall Art Clayton Gray $100
Move over C. Jere Pom Poms, you have some competition! 

Interested in the real thing?  Check out Ebay for Sea Urchins with Spikes.

Sea Urchin Chandelier ELLE Magazine
Holy shhhhhh, that is gorgeous!

In searching the above image I found it on an awesome blog called My Hands Made It, plus a tutorial on  how to make your own here. Saturday project!  I can't wait to give this a try.  Look how beautiful hers turned out below:

If you're into sea urchins/starbursts too, and you enjoy making things head over to google and do a search. You'll find multiple how-to-make-your-own urchins. Have fun!

1 comment:

Dana@Mid2Mod said...

I saw the Nate Berkus ones the other day and thought they were really cool. I may have to buy one!


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