I forget where I first saw these incredible paper sculpture by Australian artist Anna-Wili Highfield*, but once I had seen them I couldn't get them out of my head. She paints archival cotton paper, then tears it up and re-stitches it together around copper pipe. The results are quite magical, I can only imagine how striking they would be in a room. I particularly love the ones that are suspended from the ceiling or attached to the wall, although I would not object to getting one of the others as a gift... I guess you could attach any of them to the wall! Kate, you and I may have to duke it out for the raven.
Natasha and Steve, you need this giraffe.
* I remember now, it was on Black*Eiffel. I love that blog!