as i was browsing through the cb2 catalogue the other day i was drawn to these brass and copper vases - i love the color, and there's a richness to them that appeals to me. after looking them up online i find them to be even more interesting and "cool". the description includes the following: "inspired by the coiled metal arm bands worn by the women of Rajasthan, India, these gleaming brass and copper wire vases reflect a cultural tradition. In this region the quality and abundance of jewelry adorning the women from head to toe is indicative of a family's social status." i can totally imagine the women and those arm bands when i look at these vases.
these vases are part of CB2 Edition LMTD which are original works that are offered only once in limited amounts. the vases come in two sizes and i think that they'd look great with a variety of different flowers. PLUS they come with an interesting story about the designer's inspiration. check them out here.
(images from the cb2 website)