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Need suggestions for a small objet d'art/conversation piece for a room

FidelCashflow

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I'm trying to fill out a computer room that is way too empty and need some ideas. I picked up a shelf like the one below and want to use it as a display case for various things to give the room some personality. I've used a couple of slots for pictures I've taken, framed vinyl records, kidrobot collectibles, art, etc.

I'm looking for ideas for one more thing - some kind of interesting thing I can put in a slot to fill it out. Really anything that looks interesting and is a conversation piece. Maybe something typically iGent? If I had lots of money to burn, I'd just buy a pair of really nice shoes with a timeless design just for display and throw it in there. Perhaps some iconic electronics of yesteryear? A sterling silver skull?

I'm really just looking for something, anything that jumps out at me and don't even know where to look.

 

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Knick knacks from your travels. Reminds you of your trip and provides a good conversation starter.
 

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How about a small sculpture? I make a variety of affordable pieces.



 
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Honestly, by asking on the internet, I think you're doing it wrong. You've said you want "personality;" it should be your own personality that's reflected.

But since you did ask, and since we know you're a long-time SF member, I think we can safely assume you're a fan of fine men's clothing. I might suggest trying to find an old, well-loved, patinated pair of shoe lasts. Bonus points if you, say, call your favorite shoemaker and get a hold of a set in your size or favorite last.
 

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How about a pair of feet. That wouldn't be creepy or anything.
 

Thomas

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Moments like these are when I most keenly feel the absence of LabelKing.
 

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For years I've had an exaggerated plaster cast of my penis on display. Visitors have signed it with all sorts of witticisms, and it's really made for a lot of interesting conversations. It's almost full at this point, I think I'm going to polyurethane it for posterity and start again with a plaster cast of my scrotum. Might work for you.
 

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For years I've had an exaggerated plaster cast of my penis on display. Visitors have signed it with all sorts of witticisms, and it's really made for a lot of interesting conversations. It's almost full at this point, I think I'm going to polyurethane it for posterity and start again with a plaster cast of my scrotum. Might work for you.

exaggerated huh...so, three inches?
 

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Moments like these are when I most keenly feel the absence of LabelKing.

I never fully appreciated his eccentricity, but times like this - I ask myself WWLKD?

Honestly, by asking on the internet, I think you're doing it wrong. You've said you want "personality;" it should be your own personality that's reflected.
But since you did ask, and since we know you're a long-time SF member, I think we can safely assume you're a fan of fine men's clothing. I might suggest trying to find an old, well-loved, patinated pair of shoe lasts. Bonus points if you, say, call your favorite shoemaker and get a hold of a set in your size or favorite last.

I realize it is throwing stuff against the wall, but I'm hopeful someone will turn me onto something that speaks to me. I did think about shoe lasts - may have to revisit that one. If I ever go bespoke, I'm buying the last just for display.
 

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