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Zai Short Bud Vase (Black)


BY Whirl & Whittle

Pickup available at 2090 Dundas Street West

Usually ready in 24 hours

For Whirl & Whittle’s debut studio collection, Your Scars Are Beautiful, the Ottawa-based designer consciously chose unpredictable wood pieces — such as this oak. The collection centers on appreciating the physical imperfections in wood and in ourselves.

Good to know: Spalting is a form of wood coloration caused by fungi. It predominantly occurs in dead trees but can also occur in living trees undergoing stress. Spalting causes weight loss and strength loss in the wood and yet is sought by woodworkers.

PLEASE NOTE: This item is made-to-order with lead times being approximately 2-3 weeks. Due to spalting on these woods, the pattern and grain will vary significantly from piece to piece. Those pictured show some of the variation.


Approximately 3.5” diameter x 4" overall height.
The base is solid with 1/4" dia x 2.75" deep hole drilled in the top.

Materials & Construction

Oak wood finished with three coats of wood finish..

Responsible Design


Care Instructions

These vases are meant for ornamental or dry use only.

Shipping & Returns

This item is made-to-order with lead times being approximately 2-3 weeks.

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meet the maker: Whirl & Whittle

Based in Canada, Pooja Pawaskar is the Indian-born artist behind Whirl & Whittle. Crafting wooden and stone pieces that celebrate the inherent beauty in each object's peculiarities, Pooja embraces blemish in her works and herself in a world that relies heavily on flawlessness and statics. Her work is grounded in the belief that the world around us and the things within it are unique rather than imperfect.

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