I like unique Christmas ornaments, especially ones that reflect my geeky side. I also like handcrafted glass, so when I saw these celestial ornaments from, I was very intrigued.
Each of these ornaments comes from Plus Alpha Glass, the studio of artist Tomizu Satoshi, and is a true work of art. Each glass orb is a tiny universe unto itself, with planets, colorful swirling gasses, and stars made from bubbles.
Unfortunately, I don’t think there’s a way to order these outside of Japan, so for now, we’ll have to appreciate them from afar. I’ve posted a few of my favorites below, but be sure to check out the Plus Alpha Glass image gallery for more examples.
And yes, it goes without saying that this reminds me a whole lot of the Orion’s Belt scene from Men in Black: