A high tech phone accessory is the last thing you'd expect to look like a detail from the grand entrance of a fancy 1930s office building. But simply set your phone on Alex Brown's objet d'art and watch the battery fill up. After hand selecting cherry wood from a lumber mill a block from his Chicago workshop, Alex cuts it to highlight the most interesting grain variations, then decorates each hexagonal piece with an inlaid brass lightning bolt. After carefully installing the electronic wiring, he cuts and glues green felt on the bottom, creating a beautiful blend of digital technology and old-fashioned craftsmanship. Handmade in Chicago.