Desktop Sand Windows

Bring a calming, natural presence and a sense of wonder to your office or home with this work of sand art.
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Klaus Bosch

$90.00

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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 Cherry - 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.

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Made in Austria

Klaus Bosch

created by

Klaus Bosch

location

Austria

Long fascinated by science, the cosmos, and the stars, "Sandman" Klaus Bosch creates interactive pictures based on the beauty that can be found in the natural entropy of substances like sand. A talented craftsman, his designs celebrate the idea of being part of the bigger picture of the universe.

Handmade
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.
Item ID
19589

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within 2 days, arriving 3 business days after the order was placed.
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will ship the same day and arrive 1 business day later.


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UncommonGoodsDesktop Sand Windows
 
4.6

(based on 85 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (60)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (17)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

95%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Visually pleasing (73)
  • Easy to install (21)
  • Unifies environment (15)
  • Calming (4)
  • Unique (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Display (58)
  • Gifts (53)
  • Ambience (42)
  • Home (38)
  • Foyer (6)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Collector (11), Decorator (11), Artist (9), Looking to fill space (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes (53), No (5)
    • Who was the recipient of this product?:
    • Husband (20), Other (15), Child (5), Self (5), Father (4)
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Christmas or hanukkah (25), Birthday (18), Other (5)

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5.0

Such a great gift!

By 

from Queensland, Australia

Verified Buyer

Comments about UncommonGoods Desktop Sand Windows:

I got this for my boyfriend for his birthday and he loved it. It sits on our coffee table and its incredible the different patterns and even pictures that it makes. Its really easy to use and its never the same pattern twice

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

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4.0

Beautiful but broken

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from Seattle, WA

Verified Buyer

Comments about UncommonGoods Desktop Sand Windows:

Bought as a birthday gift. Arrived with one wooden side detached, no time to return. Not a huge deal, bought some wood glue and fixed but it was a little embarrassing when he opened the box. Overall, a good product. Beautiful.

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

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4.0

Love!

By 

from Harrisburg, PA

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Comments about UncommonGoods Desktop Sand Windows:

I have a very large one at home and my boss knew how much I loved it so she bought me this for my desk at work. It's a great conversation piece and I love to watch the mountains form! Recently the frame has started to come apart at the corner and I think it lets additional air into it because I keep removing air and it will work fine once or twice and then I have to remove air again.

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

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5.0

Love it!!

By 

from Detroi, MI

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Size & Craftsmanship

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about UncommonGoods Desktop Sand Windows:

      Bought it for my husband who absolutely loves it! He sits it at work and wnjoys the sand pictures that it makes.

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

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      2.0

      It's nice, but

      By 

      from Seattle

      Comments about UncommonGoods Desktop Sand Windows:

      It's nice enough, I guess. However, the frame and stand are very disappointing. I selected "cherry" as the finish (choosing between cherry and black). The frame, however, appears to be unstained and is just a plain light pine color and NOT the rich cherry stain shown in the catalog and online. That is a huge disappointment. Will attach a photo for comparison with the picture on the website.

      The glass is dirty. I've tried cleaning it with a paper towel sprayed with glass cleaner but it appears that the spotting is on the inside. If you have suggestions for cleaning other than glass cleaner please share. Will attach a photo.

      Most often the sand forms a flat "beach" when it's done which is boring, but occasionally it will form a dune or two. I've adjusted the air a little, and may try adding a little water - but I don't want to mess with it too much because the syringe needle is so fine I'm afraid I'll bend it. Jury's out on whether or not it works well, or just so so.

      Lastly, while it's a pretty little toy the price does seem excessive for what this is; seems like half the cost would make more sense. However, I'm the one who bought it, and I knew the price when I did so. I would not, however, buy another one or recommend it to anyone based on "bang for the buck".

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No, No
      • Who was the recipient of this product?:
      • Self
      • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
      • Other

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      5.0

      Charming, Engaging Gift for My Mom

      By 

      from Colorado Springs, CO

      About Me Decorator

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Visually Pleasing

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Ambience
        • Display
        • Foyer
        • Gifts
        • Home

        Comments about UncommonGoods Desktop Sand Windows:

        My 82-year-old mother says this gift is "fascinating< ' wonders how I ever thought of it. It doesn't take up too much space in her small apartment yet she can see/watch it change from many vantage points.

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

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        5.0

        Perfect gift

        By 

        from Round Rock, TX

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        Pros

        • Easy to Install
        • Unifies Environment
        • Visually Pleasing

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Ambience
          • Display
          • Gifts
          • Home

          Comments about UncommonGoods Desktop Sand Windows:

          This is a comment from the person receiving the giftL. 'I have been having fun with the sand art. Sometimes I watch it and sometimes I flip it and come back later to see what it made. It is amazing to see the designs it creates.". This was a dear friend we have worked with for years. She loved the beach and we thought it would be nice to have when she couldn't get to the coast. She loves it.

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

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          5.0

          He loved it!

          By 

          from Manhattan, KS

          About Me Artist, Collector

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy to Install
          • Visually Pleasing

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Ambience
            • Display
            • Gifts

            Comments about UncommonGoods Desktop Sand Windows:

            I bought this gift for my brother as a birthday gift and he loved it!

            • 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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            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            3.0

            Beautiful but needy

            By 

            from Columbus, Ohio

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            Pros

            • Visually Pleasing

            Cons

            • Needs Constant Adjustment

            Best Uses

            • Display
            • Gifts

            Comments about UncommonGoods Desktop Sand Windows:

            My husband had a toy that was similar to this concept, so when I saw this item, I knew I wanted to give it to him as a gift. It's very pretty in person, and although the colors are not as described online, I actually like the one I received better.

            I'm disappointed in how frequently the air needs adjusted. I followed the instructions to adjust it initially, and now I get one or two turns of the piece before the air bubbles seem to multiply dramatically, preventing any of the sand to pass through. I knew that would be an eventual need, but didn't believe it would be a daily requirement.

            All that said, my husband likes it and I love watching it. Color is great. Quality in presentation is great. Functionality leaves a little to be desired with its consistency.

            Service and delivery comments:

            Great, timely delivery.

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

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            5.0

            Awesome Gift

            By 

            from Orlando, FL

            About Me Decorator

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy to Install
            • Unifies Environment
            • Visually Pleasing

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Ambience
              • Display
              • Foyer
              • Gifts
              • Home

              Comments about UncommonGoods Desktop Sand Windows:

              Love this gift bought 4, gave 2 as birthday gifts and 2 for Christmas gifts everyone absolutely loved them. You just can't stop watching

              • 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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