We’re always looking to do things as cheaply as possible. However, that doesn’t mean there isn’t some disposable income laying around to throw at something frivolous. When it comes to things like decorations for our home, some will go a hobby store and pick up a mass-produced print of a famous painting to proudly hang it above their couch. It’s cheap, easy to find, and recognizable. That sort of thing doesn’t work for everyone though.
Some of us want something you can’t find at any old store that was made in a factory. If you’re a fan of functionality, aesthetics, and have an appreciation for art, then you’re going to love the MechaniCard Kinetic Sculptures. They aren’t very big, but what they lack in size they make up for in mesmerizing beauty. These are limited edition, hand-made, and numbered mechanical works of art. There are three different options, including the Mandala, radial engine, and a regular wooden display. Turning the crank will move the picture with masterfully crafted precision.
They are made of paperboard, wood, metal, or plastic depending on which version you go with. They cost anywhere from $30-75, which may seem like a lot, but you have to keep in mind that this is hand-made art. Putting together something this small that actually works would be rather time consuming. This would definitely be one of those “want” purchases rather than “need”, and would be great as a present, or just as a desk toy. These sold like hot cakes on their first run, but there should be more of them in the coming weeks.
Available for purchase at ThinkGeek