When Offbeat Bride's link-filled Community Manager Ang sent me a link for our new sponsor, HingeHeads, I may have let out a little squeal. I got pretty excited about them right away. You might not know what a finial is, but you're about to find out — and you're about to LOVE them.
HingeHeads are a fantastic idea based on classic Victorian finials, the little tips that go on door hinges, fence posts, and even old-school lightening rods. These small metal sculptures have magnets and sit atop — or cling to the bottom — of door hinges. There are no tools required. HingeHeads add a secret bit of art to a doorway — and a secret bit of happy.
When Ariel told me I'd be getting a package of samples in the mail, I felt a tingly I'm-getting-mail! excitement. And when the packet showed up in the mail box with a little =^..^= drawn next to my name, I was tickled. I ripped the envelope open and ran around the house, looking for the proper doorway to match up with each little figure. And now there's a dragon in the bathroom, a honeybee in the bedroom, a peace sign and a ballerina in the hallway, and my favorite — the cat — in my studio.
Each HingeHead is hand cast in Los Angeles from original sculptures. They offer customization — you could fill your whole house with a limited edition set of finials made in the likeness of your goldfish, favorite houseplant, small robots, or UFOs. Hats. Snakes. I'm full of ideas.
There are a number of designs to choose from — over 150 — and they are all under $10. I could give everyone's room in my house their own personalized finial for less than $50 — even less if I start in the sale section. How nice! A handmade, detailed sculpture for each person's room.
HingeHeads would be a lovely — and unusual — housewarming gift. How heartwarming would it be to add your own welcoming hand to a brand new home? And I'm not just talking houses, Homies. Since Hingeheads are magnetic, you could give or get a set for a dorm, loft, apartment, or stint in the 'rents basement.
You didn't know you wanted finials, but I bet you do now. Pick out your perfect sculptures at HingeHeads, and add a non-permanent finishing touch to your home.