Bike Today, Work Tomorrow Paperweight

This interactive desk sculpture is designed for the bike lover with a day job.
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Uncommon Collection

$48.00

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Spin Cycle

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

Exclusively for UncommonGoods

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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Most of our items are in stock and will ship quickly. Orders for in-stock items placed before 5pm ET Monday through Friday, excluding Federal holidays, will ship:
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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UncommonGoodsBike Today, Work Tomorrow Paperweight
 
4.9

(based on 13 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (12)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Unique (11)
  • Durable (5)
  • Sleek design (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Everyday use (6)
  • Organization (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes (16), No (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Midrange shopper (8)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (10)
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Christmas or hanukkah (6)

Reviewed by 13 customers

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5.0

There's a bicycle on my desk!

By 

from Boston, MA

About Me Midrange Shopper

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Bigger Than Expected
  • Funky - in a good way
  • Unique

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Desk

    Comments about UncommonGoods Bike Today, Work Tomorrow Paperweight:

    I was actually planning to send this to someone but when I saw it, I decided to keep it! The bicycle is much bigger than I expected, and heavier too. And honestly, I love having a bicycle sit on my desk. Not a picture of one... but an item actually in the shape of a bicycle. Love it!

    • Primary use:
    • Personal
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    5.0

    Purchased for my niece in Houston and she loves it!!!!!!!!!!

    By 

    from Calabash, NC

    About Me High-end Shopper

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • A display of her Number 1 hobby - BIKING!!
    • Sleek Design
    • Sturdy
    • Unique

    Cons

    • No Cons with this one.............

    Best Uses

    • Everyday Use
    • Terrific on her desk at work............

    Comments about UncommonGoods Bike Today, Work Tomorrow Paperweight:

    Purchased for my niece who is an avid bike rider. She loves it and it sits proudly
    on her desk at work. She couldn't be more pleased - nor could I ! Thank you
    Uncommon Goods for this beautiful Pewter Paperweight - a lovely, unique piece
    of art!!!!!!!

    • Primary use:
    • Personal
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes
     
    5.0

    Perfect gift for my boss!

    By 

    from Dallas, TX

    About Me Midrange Shopper

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Unique

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about UncommonGoods Bike Today, Work Tomorrow Paperweight:

        This was the perfect gift for my boss who is an avid cyclist and someone who can buy anything he wants for himself. The look on his face when he opened the box was priceless and the first thing he asked was 'where did you find this?' He has it sitting on his desk as he looks forward to his next ride.

        • Primary use:
        • Personal
        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes
        • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
        • Christmas or Hanukkah
         
        5.0

        Great product for office worker who loves to bike.

        By 

        from Danbury, CT

        About Me Midrange Shopper

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Fun product
        • Unique

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Everyday Use

          Comments about UncommonGoods Bike Today, Work Tomorrow Paperweight:

          Very fun for people who would rather be outdoors, but job requires indoor work.

          • Primary use:
          • Personal
          • Was this a gift?:
          • Yes
          • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
          • Christmas or Hanukkah
           
          5.0

          My daughter loved this product. It is great fun

          By 

          from Claremont, CA

          About Me Midrange Shopper

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Unique

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about UncommonGoods Bike Today, Work Tomorrow Paperweight:

              She uses it as a desk ornament

              • Primary use:
              • Personal
              • Was this a gift?:
              • Yes, Yes
              • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
              • Christmas or Hanukkah
               
              5.0

              Great gift for a working person who also loves cycling.

              By 

              from Scotts Valley, CA

              About Me Midrange Shopper

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Fun
              • Improves Organization
              • Sleek Design
              • Sturdy
              • Unique

              Cons

              • None

              Best Uses

              • Everyday Use
              • Organization

              Comments about UncommonGoods Bike Today, Work Tomorrow Paperweight:

              Great fun for a retiree deciding whether to work or cycle.

              • Primary use:
              • Personal
              • Was this a gift?:
              • Yes, Yes
              • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
              • Christmas or Hanukkah
               
              5.0

              Expensive- but great gift for the avid bike rider!

              By 

              from Boston

              Verified Buyer

              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
                   
                  5.0

                  An unusual gift

                  By 

                  from Vermont

                  About Me Midrange Shopper

                  Verified Buyer

                  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
                     
                    5.0

                    Exceeded my expectations with quality and craftmanship.

                    By 

                    from Canoga Park, CA

                    About Me Budget Shopper

                    Verified Buyer

                    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

                      (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Fabulous gift for any biker

                      By 

                      from Portland, OR

                      About Me Midrange Shopper

                      Verified Buyer

                      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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