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by Klaus Bosch $90.00
Handmade

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  • the story

Shifting Sands

Ever changing, this sand art is an awesome microcosm of natural elements and landscapes. Give the frame a gentle tilt or a more extreme angle and watch as the flow and speed of the falling sands form tiny deserts, mountains, clouds, rain, oceans and smoke, all ebbing and flowing into one another.

There is an eternal and yet fleeting quality about this interactive art, and the sparkling sand will mesmerize as it becomes a tiny primordial universe right there on your desk. Created by Klaus Bosch and handmade in Austria, this inventive artwork will bring a calming, natural presence and a sense of wonder to your office or home.

Available in Black Beech Wood or Walnut - sold separately.

Click here to see it turning.

Click here to view the windows in action!

Click here for more info about this item from the manufacturer
And click here for instructions.

Includes a small syringe with needle for adding and removing water and air, which helps regulate and maintain the device and makes sand flow more slowly or more quickly. Regulation, which is rarely required, should be done by adults only. Instructions included.

Due to the handmade nature of this item, each is unique and will vary.

  • details
Handmade
Item ID
19589
Made from
glass, metal, sand, walnut wood, beech wood
Measurements
13" L x 2.4" W x 8.5" H; 2.8 lbs.
Notes
Click here to learn about the Science of Sand Art.
  • the maker
Klaus Bosch

Klaus Bosch

Klaus Bosch calls himself the Sandman, and rightfully so. Born in Lustenau, Austria, Bosch created "Rainbow Vision" sand pictures and "Za-Zen" zen gardens. He continually produces beautiful works of art based on the ever changing quality of sand.

Many would call him an artist, but the Sandman considers himself a talented craftsmen. As a child, Bosch was fascinated by science, the cosmos and stars, and the idea of being part of the bigger picture of the universe. collection

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REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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DESKTOP SAND WINDOWS
 
4.6

(based on 65 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (48)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (12)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

95%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Visually pleasing (60)
  • Easy to install (17)
  • Unifies environment (12)
  • Calming (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Display (48)
  • Gifts (46)
  • Ambience (33)
  • Home (33)
  • Office (6)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Artist (8), Collector (8), Decorator (8), Looking to fill space (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes (34)
    • Who was the recipient of this product?:
    • Husband (12), Other (11), Child (5), Father (3)
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Christmas or hanukkah (18), Birthday (12)

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5.0

Awesome gift!

By 

from California

About Me Collector

Pros

  • Visually Pleasing

Cons

  • none

Best Uses

  • Ambience

Comments about DESKTOP SAND WINDOWS:

My dad has everything he wants so it was tough being creative but the minute I saw this I knew his accountant brain would love it! I want one as well! He loves the gift and has it in this living room a conversation piece now.

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

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5.0

Wonderful Birthday Gift for my Husband

By 

from Greensboro, North Carolina

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Visually Pleasing

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Ambience
    • Display
    • Gifts
    • Home

    Comments about DESKTOP SAND WINDOWS:

    I bought this item for my husband for his office. He is an accountant. I gave this to him early April. He loved it so good he kept it at home on our coffee table. Once we flip the sand you can literally meditate and stare into space and forget your surroundings for a moment. There are detailed instructions on how to use it. I gues I will be buying him another for his office. Maybe this time he will actually take it there.

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

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    5.0

    entertaining

    By 

    from AL

    About Me Artist

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy to Install
    • Visually Pleasing

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Ambience
      • Display
      • Gifts
      • Home

      Comments about DESKTOP SAND WINDOWS:

      We keep our on the kitchen island for daily interest and entertainment. This is terrific for kids and elderly and everyone in between. Interesting and fun to watch. Easy to use. A great gift idea when you are stuck on what to give someone.

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

      Comment on this review

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      So intriguing

      By 

      from Richmond VA

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Visually Pleasing

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Display

        Comments about DESKTOP SAND WINDOWS:

        I bought the Desktop Sand Window for my husband for Valentine's Day and we both LOVE it!

        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes
        • Who was the recipient of this product?:
        • Husband
        • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
        • Valentine’s Day

        Comment on this review

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Awstruck!!!

        By 

        from Prospect, KY

        About Me Artist, Decorator

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Fascinating
        • Visually Pleasing

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Display
          • Gifts
          • Illuminate By A Spotlight

          Comments about DESKTOP SAND WINDOWS:

          Fascinating, beautiful color including the glistening metallic sand. Very soothing and 'zen' to watch the patterns being formed by the cascading sand. We have it displayed on a shelf in our home office area and have a spotlight shining on it. The spotlight really enhances the glistening effect of the different sands. Beautiful.

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

          Comment on this review

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          This model does not disappoint

          By 

          from Ogden, UT

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Visually Pleasing

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Ambience
            • Display
            • Foyer
            • Gifts
            • Home

            Comments about DESKTOP SAND WINDOWS:

            With simple fine tuning after reading the enclosed instructions, we got shimmering mountains and formations; there's plenty of gold sand in this one.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes
            • Who was the recipient of this product?:
            • Child
            • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
            • Christmas or Hanukkah

            Comment on this review

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Awesome gift

            By 

            from Abbotsford, British columbia

            Pros

            • Visually Pleasing

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Ambience
              • Display
              • Gifts

              Comments about DESKTOP SAND WINDOWS:

              I had been eyeing this for awhile. Finally I ordered it and I am so pleased I did. It is very pretty. I was not expecting the coppery, sparkly sand which makes it even prettier. The intended receiver really liked it.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • Yes
              • Who was the recipient of this product?:
              • Husband
              • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
              • Christmas or Hanukkah

              Comment on this review

               
              5.0

              Very Nice Product

              By 

              from NYC, NY

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Visually Pleasing

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Display

                Comments about DESKTOP SAND WINDOWS:

                Product arrived in excellant condition. It was packaged & shipped nicely. This was a gift for my boss. Thought it would make a nice office addition. Not sure if they like it or not, but I really like & appreciate this product and would definitely buy again in the future.

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

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                5.0

                Very nice product

                By 

                from NYC, NY

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Visually Pleasing

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Ambience

                  Comments about DESKTOP SAND WINDOWS:

                  The product came in great condition. Very pleased with it.

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

                  Comment on this review

                   
                  4.0

                  Great find!

                  By 

                  from Missouri

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Visually Pleasing

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Ambience
                    • Display
                    • Gifts

                    Comments about DESKTOP SAND WINDOWS:

                    You know that hard to find gift that you know you've seen somewhere, but just can't place where to go look for it? Uncommon Goods will have it! Thanks so much! My son loved the gift!

                    Service and delivery comments:

                    Prompt delivery, product arrived in good condition, great packaging!

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • Yes
                    • Who was the recipient of this product?:
                    • Child
                    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                    • Christmas or Hanukkah

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