Bike Today, Work Tomorrow Paperweight

This interactive desk sculpture is designed for the bike lover with a day job.
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$48.00

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Gear up for morning conference calls and afternoon emailing with this interactive desk sculpture for the bike lover with a day job. Designed by Tamara Hensick, its wheels flip so you can playfully indicate your current mood or goals: Bike Today/Work Tomorrow or Work Today/Bike Tomorrow. Either way, this piece is a reminder to always enjoy the ride. Made in Rhode Island.

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Made in Rhode Island

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Tamara Hensick creates small sculptures inspired by nature, wordplay, and everyday life. Her first piece was a chicken wishbone molded & cast in sterling silver to inspire one to always make wishes. Sculpting in soft, malleable jewelers wax and hardening clays, her original designs are molded and cast in various metals. Her collection of cast pewter, sterling silver, and bronze pieces include nature, figure, animal, and object motifs that bring a saying, idea, or whimsical phrase to life. The manufacturer, exclusive Design was established in 1965 by the current owner's father, an artistic war vet who needed a job. Creatively Yours, their design partner, was started in 1992 as a place where its founder, Donna McKeown, could be creative and bring joy to people through gifts that celebrate their passions.

Each item in the Uncommon Collection meets five important standards. Here's how Bike Today, Work Tomorrow Paperweight qualified for the Collection:

Original Design

When we were developing this piece with Tamara, we loved the idea of having a kinetic element, which made the piece interactive and also like nothing else we've seen in the market.

Responsible Business Practices

mission statement

Creatively Yours, design partner of manufacturer Exclusive Design, provides high quality, handcrafted gifts that support American businesses.


fair wage

Exclusive Design, the manufacturer, pays employees a starting wage of $11/hr., which exceeds Providence County's living wage.

- Local (Rhode Island State) minimum wage: $9.60
- Federal minimum wage: $7.25
- Living wage of Providence County: $10.94


paid time off

Exclusive Design provides two weeks of vacation and holidays off, with five days paid sick leave.


recycling primary/secondary materials

Scrap metal is remelted and reused. Packaging is made of recycled materials and is recyclable.


charitable giving

Exclusive Design and Creatively Yours do not have charitable giving programs, but meet all other Collection criteria.


Environmentally Friendly Materials

Lead-free pewter, an allow consisting primarily of tin, a natural source material.

Resourceful Packaging

Kraft boxes and paper are made from recycled materials and recyclable.

Exclusivity

There's one place—and only one place—where you'll find the Bike Today, Work Tomorrow Paperweight: UncommonGoods.

Exclusive Made in the USA
Made from
pewter
Measurements
Approx. 5.75" L x 3" W x 3.5" H; 7 oz.
Item ID
42173

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Economy shipping:
within 8 days, arriving no later than the 9th business day after the order was placed.
Standard shipping:
within 4 days, arriving 5 business days after the order was placed.
Preferred shipping:
within 2 days, arriving 3 business days after the order was placed.
Expedited shipping:
within 1 day, arriving 2 business days after the order was placed.
Express shipping:
will ship the same day and arrive 1 business day later.

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4.9

(based on 7 reviews)

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Pros

  • Unique (5)
  • Durable (3)

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Best Uses

  • Everyday use (3)
  • Organization (3)
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5.0

Expensive- but great gift for the avid bike rider!

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from Boston

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Pros

  • Sleek Design

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about UncommonGoods Bike Today, Work Tomorrow Paperweight:

      My husband will smile when he opens this gift, -and will smile when he sees it on his desk- that's enough for me

      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes, Yes
      • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
      • Christmas or Hanukkah

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      5.0

      An unusual gift

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      from Vermont

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      Pros

      • Sleek Design
      • Sturdy
      • Unique

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Everyday Use
        • Organization
        • Work

        Comments about UncommonGoods Bike Today, Work Tomorrow Paperweight:

        The recipient is an avid bicyclist so this was a perfect gift for the man "who has everything." He is a physician so we thought this would look smart on his desk in the office. He hasn't opened it yet, but we are certain he will be delighted with its unique look and function.

        • Primary use:
        • Business
        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes, Yes
        • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
        • Christmas or Hanukkah

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        5.0

        Exceeded my expectations with quality and craftmanship.

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        from Canoga Park, CA

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        Pros

        • Sturdy
        • Unique

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Everyday Use

          Comments about UncommonGoods Bike Today, Work Tomorrow Paperweight:

          This is inspiration for me as a reminder that I will get back out there after coding and clinically dying for 2 minutes

          • Primary use:
          • Personal
          • Was this a gift?:
          • No, No
          • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
          • Anniversary

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          5.0

          Fabulous gift for any biker

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          from Portland, OR

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          Pros

          • Unique

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • desk paperweight

            Comments about UncommonGoods Bike Today, Work Tomorrow Paperweight:

            I could not be more pleased with this item.

            • Primary use:
            • Personal
            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes, Yes
            • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
            • Birthday

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            5.0

            Exactly as described!

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            from North Carolina

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            Pros

            • Unique

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Organization

              Comments about UncommonGoods Bike Today, Work Tomorrow Paperweight:

              Fun design-heavy material. Makes a great gift for the cyclist in your life!

              • Primary use:
              • Personal
              • Was this a gift?:
              • Yes
              • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
              • Other

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              5.0

              Delightful paperweight

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              from Eagle Harbor, MI

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              Pros

              • Sturdy
              • Unique

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Everyday Use
                • Organization

                Comments about UncommonGoods Bike Today, Work Tomorrow Paperweight:

                I bought it for my husband's desk, but he has it sitting on his dresser! He said it reminds him to have fun.

                • Primary use:
                • Personal
                • Was this a gift?:
                • Yes
                • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                • Anniversary

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                4.0

                Great gift for bike enthusiast

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                from Arlington, Va

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                Comments about UncommonGoods Bike Today, Work Tomorrow Paperweight:

                Unusual gift for the bike person in your life.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • Yes
                • Who was the recipient of this product?:
                • Other
                • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                • Birthday

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