Desktop Zen Garden

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Arra David and Anne Johnson created by

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Who would have guessed that "going to your happy place" could mean that you're at work? With this meditative, desktop Zen garden, you can soothe away all your workday worries in style. Housed in an unvarnished wooden frame, the striking black sand invites you to create calming patterns in its surface using the included handmade brushed aluminum rake. Resting in the black sand, called Black Beauty, which is a byproduct of ore smelting, are three smooth, natural sea stones that can be repositioned to create ever-changing tableaus. Each stone is functional as well as beautiful: one holds the rake and your pen, one has a slot for displaying up to 5 business cards, and one contains a hidden magnet for securing paperclips. Handmade by Arra David and Anne Johnson in New Hampshire.

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Arra David and Anne Johnson

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Arra David and Anne Johnson


New Hampshire

Arra David and Anne Johnson want everyone to get stones. So the longtime New England residents replace each smooth rock they harvest from the water with a rough one from a quarry that will eventually become a worn beauty in its own right. (All the wood they use in their designs is ethically forested, too.) Once their bounty is gathered, they sit down with a group of dedicated artisans they lovingly call "rockers" to handcraft their uniquely beautiful household items and barware. "We all work together as a closely knit family," says Arra. "We all put our hearts, brains, muscles, and fingertips into everything we build."

Handmade Exclusive Made in the USA
Made from
aluminum, wood, granite
Sandbox: 10" L x 5" W x 0.75" H; 2 lbs., Stones: 1.63" dia and 1.25" dia. 11oz. of sand.
Pen not included. Handmade brushed aluminum rake, gold paperclips, 3 stones, and sand are included.
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