Living Art: Finnish Holiday Ornaments by

Issue 101 · Deck the Halls · December 4, 2013

Living Art: Finnish Holiday Ornaments

Issue 101 · Deck the Halls · December 4, 2013

From the Finnish word for sky or heaven, himmeli have long been used to celebrate the beginning of Winter Solstice, as well as to bestow good wishes for the future. 

This season, we've been admiring a modern take on this Scandinavian holiday classic: brass himmelis by Hruskaa. As much sculpture as planter, a golden prism provides a bit of holiday sparkle all year long.

brass himmeli set of three prism no 1 by Hruskaa, Gardenista

Above: Hand crafted from brass straws and cord, each of this Set of Three Himmeli, Prism No. 1 is perfectly sized to hold a tillandsia; $60. Also sold individually at Hruskaa; $25.

brass himmeli set of three prisms by Hruskaa, Gardenista

Above: A different set of simple geometric mobiles is also sold as a Set of Three Himmeli; $49, or individually (L to R): No. 3, No. 1, and No. 2; $19 each.

brass himmeli prism no 2  by Hruskaa, Gardenista

Above: Viewed from the bottom, this larger Brasss Himmeli Prism No. 2 measures 7.5 inches by 10.75 inches; $49.

brass himmeli wall planters by Hruskaa, Gardenista

Above: Hruskaa's himmeli are also available as a Set of 2 Wall Planters; $70. Also sold individually; $35.

brass himmeli wreath by Hruskaa, Gardenista

Above: Hruskaa's mid-century style wreath is adorned with just a small bit of greenery for the holidays; Large Brass Himmeli Wreath; $185.

N. B. Looking for more lively holiday decor? See our 5 Favorites: Living Ornaments.

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