As Men in Black taught us nearly 20 years ago, galaxies can come in all sizes. They can even disguise as tiny, wearable ornaments right under our noses. But it's not just secret agents supervising extraterrestrial life forms who get to play God — you, too, can become the master of your own cosmic arena.
That's thanks to Japanese artist Satoshi Tomizu, whose gorgeous Space Glass ornaments are like miniaturized planetary systems within colourful nebulas. Each one unique, these cosmic bubbles (which conveniently fix to a chain so you can wear 'em) contain flecks of gold that shimmer like brilliant stars. At the center of the ornament lies an iridescent, black or white opal — your very own celestial body.
Watching one of Tomizu's cosmic droplets swirl and catch the light is mesmerising:
The pendants are sold through Tomizu's website under his Plus Alpha brand, but I'll warn you now that demand is high and the artist has temporarily stopped taking new orders. You can, however, sign up for his mailing list, and he'll let you know when he plans to make more — which is exactly what I'm doing right now.
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