The airplane has made an invaluable mark on civilization, helping men win wars, "shrink" the globe, and hilariously dupe Tom Hanks into chasing them around the country, though admittedly, it is a little sad that he took their phone calls on Christmas Eve. Now using machines of flight to dress up your apartment, Plane Pieces
From an East Haddam, CT Babson grad whose dad owns
the world!!! an airplane propeller company, PP's the point where "aviation meets modern art" in the form of sweet custom furniture/ sculptures/ housewares skillfully recast from a warehouse full of "60-plus years of scrap airplane parts that have been deemed unairworthy", but not un-James-Worthy, seeing how at least half this stuff can probably be made into goggles. For "guaranteed authentic" furniture/sculptures, there's the Space Age Spinner Cocktail Table made from a super-sleek aluminum propeller cone that's been polished to a mirror finish and fit w/ a glass top; a 31in-tall industrial Martini table constructed from a steel crankshaft; and an entire high-polished art series that includes an Iron Man fix-pitch propeller that's been given Katana sword-like tips, mostly in the form of "If you want to look super-cool, use me to cut pizza, like Leonardo does in that one episode with the Cajun-talkin' crocodile". PP's also got illumination like a limited edition chrome adjustable lamp made from a 1940s WWII Jacobs R-755 radial engine piston, and 14in modern mid-century Mushroom Lamps, which're much less of a hazard than the Fire Flower version.
They've also got ultra-modern orb speaker stands, Beechcraft Baron spring candle holders, and polished holders for your fave sports memorabilia -- so next time a foul ball comes your way, you'll have even more reason to try to Catch It if You Can.