War—HUH!—What is it good for? Inspiring this bowl I saw at I.D., for one thing. At first glance it looks like fine porcelain, but it’s actually made of melted plastic toy soldiers, some from each side of the battle (you can see the arms and guns of partially melted soldiers sticking out from the surface). The white version that I.D. has in reserve was inspired by the English Civil War, and the designer (Dominic Wilcox, for Thorsten van Elten) also makes one in blue for the Waterloo War and a red one for the Zulu War. They’re 17.5” in diameter, and retail for $400. Toy soldiers not included.
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