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Ladies and gentlemen, we would like to present the Mozartkugel Music Box, an operatic bauble in the shape of a bomb. A paradox, the design is an artful and grownup take on the classic childhood toy. The solid wooden ball is pierced with a vintage-inspired metal key. With a turn of the key, the toy plays Mozart’s “Voi che sapete” (from The Marriage of Figaro) using an impressive 18-note mechanism. The design was thought up by Adam + Harborth of Siebensachen and manufactured in a remote village in Germany. Made of premium quality wood, the music box comes in light beech or dark oak and is finished with a satin wax. $69 at GSelect

Holly

Holly

Holly is a poet from Kentucky. She grew up first in a Sears house, then on a farm. She studied English and Gender Studies at Mount Holyoke College and moved to Manhattan for love. As an occasional jewelry-maker and museum patron, Holly favors wearable and functional design but is eager to see work that challenges her aesthetics. Read more and connect by visiting her blog, Twitter, and LinkedIn.

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