Bike Today, Work Tomorrow Paperweight

This interactive desk sculpture is designed for the bike lover with a day job.
featured in the

Uncommon Collection

$48.00

featured in the uncommon collection

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.

US_RI

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 falls within 10% of Providence County's living wage.

- Local (Rhode Island State) minimum wage: $9.60
- Federal minimum wage: $7.25
- Living wage of Providence County: $11.97


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.

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

Still haven't found the details you're looking for? Check out our Product Q&A!

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 in the US:
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.

Constructed of heavier materials than we expected

5

Purchased as a gift for another

Janesville, WI

true

Great gift

5

On the desk

Enumclaw

true

I have bought this product TWICE...

5

It was a unique gift for my son's 40th birthday...who knew his brother would want the same gift for his birthday!!!

Murrells Inlet, SC

true

Perfect

5

n/a

new york

Perfect

5

decorative and fun.

N.Y.

true

There's a bicycle on my desk!

5

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!

Boston, MA

true

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

5

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!!!!!!!

Calabash, NC

true

Perfect gift for my boss!

5

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.

Dallas, TX

true

Great product for office worker who loves to bike.

5

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

Danbury, CT

true

My daughter loved this product. It is great fun

5

She uses it as a desk ornament

Claremont, CA

true

Bike Today, Work Tomorrow Paperweight

4.9 18

100.0

Related Products
Rainbow Bright. The spectacle of color and light ...
Description:
Rainbow Bright. The spectacle of color and light made their spirits soar. Carrie and Patrick Frost harness a bit of that magic with their delightful paperweight that is sure to brighten up your home or office. Using medieval glass-making techniques, ...
A Puff of Summer. Admire a fleeting moment ...
Description:
A Puff of Summer. Admire a fleeting moment of summer any time with this real, hand-picked dandelion seed head preserved in a perfect, crystal clear sphere. This paperweight preserves the puff in clear resin at the moment before its parachute-like ...
Dragon Glass. Muse on your reign as mother ...
Description:
Dragon Glass. Muse on your reign as mother of dragons, or hatch some fantastic ideas, when you gaze at this glass paperweight. Hand crafted by a team of glass artisans, each one-of-a-kind egg features a crackled texture and captivating iridescent ...
Say What? It's never easy dropping truth bombs ...
Description:
Say What? It's never easy dropping truth bombs in the office. But "f" bombs? Always explosive fun! Fred Conlon's recycled steel sculpture lightens up desk-side chats and tough conversations with a delightfully abstract expletive appropriate for any situation. Handmade in ...
Heart of Glass. Always keep a little love ...
Description:
Heart of Glass. Always keep a little love close by. This vibrant heart paperweight is hand-blown by April Wagner and fellow women artisans in their Michigan studio. They craft this sweet symbol by layering colors, then encasing them in clear ...