I simply adore the old-fashioned look of the Standing Magnifying Glass set ($68-$128). I could see these used in so many ways -- placed at separate angles on a vanity for a vintage backstage dressing room look; in someone creative's office placed askew for inspiration; in a den or library for a functional-looking decor piece.
From the description it sounds like the base is made out of brushed aluminum and it was a great choice to go dark. Had they kept the same color as the brass adjustment fittings it would be too much. The dark color lends an old-world feel to these interesting conversation pieces. The various heights and diameters are playful; they add that little touch of whimsy that Anthropologie always lends to its pieces.
What do you think of the Standing Magnifying Glass set? Would the set find a place in your home?