The holidays are upon us, and there’s a good chance you still have gifts left to buy.
Whether you need a stocking stuffer for your nephew, something to class up your best friend’s kitchen, or a piece of jewelry you can wear to wow everyone at the work holiday party, the UMMA Shop has you covered. Stop by the UMMA Shop this December and finish your holiday shopping!
Bent Nail Bottle Opener
A single bent nail embedded in an ergonomic wooden handle functions as a lever to pry open your beverage. Magnets are inlaid on both sides. One catches the removed bottle cap and the other keeps the opener stuck to your fridge when not in use. Made of beechwood, and designed by Brendan Ravenhill. $12
Wire Mesh Bowl
Open wire bowl is ideal for serving and storing fruit: the double-walled mesh design allows for air circulation, keeping your fruit fresh. Powder coated steel. $50
Raawii Strom Bowls and Vases
Drawing inspiration from still life paintings by Danish modernist artist Vilhelm Lundstrom, these sculptural ceramic bowls (pictured) and vases marry refined simplicity with everyday function. Designed by Nicholas Wiig Hansen and handmade in Portugal using a slip-cast technique. $60 for small, $105 for large.
Campus Wood products
Produced by local Ann Arbor craftspeople using wood from trees that once stood on campus of the University of Michigan. A perfect gift for students and alumni.
One of a kind Campus Wood Cutting Board $150
Campus Wood coasters (set of 4) $55
Campus Wood corkscrew $35
Traditional Textiles Scarves
The designers work with traditional textile artisan communities in the Indian states of Rajasthan, Kashmir and Gujarat to develop the scarf patterns using time honored techniques like woodblock printing and bandhani tie-dying. Each scarf is woven from fine Australian merino wool using environmentally safe dyes. $95
Jewelry from Materia Design
Architect-designed jewelry pieces using innovative materials and construction. Designed and manufactured in Italy.
Laccio Fabric Necklace $70
Technogel Bangle Bracelets $40
Tejer Necklace $115
Jewelry from Pursuits
Simple modern jewelry pieces in satin finished metals designed and manufactured in Toronto.
Hexxx Earrings $60
Hexxx Necklace $66
Sprinkling Triangle Necklace $70
The Cubebot is a wooden toy robot inspired by Japanes Shinto Kumi-ki puzzles. Made from wood and elastic, Cubebot can be positioned to hold dozens of poses. When it’s time to rest, Cubebot folds back into a perfect cube. A classic toy for all ages that will endure generations of play. $10 for micro, $20 for small, $30 for medium.
Snake Block Puzzle
This is a classic toy reinvented in wood and elastic. Twist and turn its colorful blocks to create endless forms, serpentine shapes and geometric patterns, including a ball, a swan, a dog, and a fish. Composed of 24 painted beechwood triangles with an elastic cord throughout. $16 for small, $32 for medium.
Little Architect Set
This collection of building blocks is inspired by an architect’s drafting kit. It includes a triangle, protractor, and ruler with units in metric and imperial. $28
This set of 10 little wooden crocodiles are designed to nest and stack to build a tower of friendly crocs. $35