It’s Valentine’s Day tomorrow. (Or TOMORROW!!!! Depending on your persuasion. ) I like the idea of fêting those you care about, though I don’t buy into commodified romance. That feels kinda oxymoronic to me. But I fully appreciate I am in the minority here. And we did spend part of the weekend making Valentine’s cards and cookies to distribute, so it’s quite possible I’m full of it.
While it might be a little late to get these gifts for tomorrow, I did find some pretty cool heart-shaped things during this week’s internet wander. Maybe surprise your love another day of the year with one of these sweet finds?
Paul Octavious’ book sculpture entitled 51 Love Stories – Whole Heart.
Image via just a few prints
I love this print by Paul Octavious called 51 Love Stories – Whole Heart. Paul is a photographer and designer who creates totally charming book sculptures. You can order prints directly from his site. This one would be perfect for those of you in long distance relationships! Swoon….
image via just a few prints
This darling automata entitled the Heart Machine is by Martin Smith. Doesn’t this look like Amelie should gift this to her beau? It’s full of whimsy, with a touch of steampunk magic.
image via laikingland
Here’s a little video of the Heart Machine pitter-pattering away.
image via kivaford on Etsy
Over on Etsy, I saw this Anatomical Heart In a Jar Necklace. This one isn’t for the quaint of heart, but it’s original and oddly beautiful. It reminds of the Oliver Jeffer’s book Heart and the Bottle, which would also make a beautiful gift to that special someone who finally freed your heart to love in daring and extraordinary ways.
available on Amazon
There are nerds in everyone’s life who’d appreciate these Star Wars love cards in Aurebesh I think.
via the Wallaroo on Etsy
And last but not least, by Canadian glassworks company Tsunami Designs, has this Ventricle Vase available by custom order. Designed by Eva Milinkovic it references “the organic beauty of the human heart”.
image via Tsunami Glassworks
Happy Valentine’s Day!