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Piggy Banks With Panache

Unique Ways to Save Money Stylishly

— October 14, 2008 — Art & Design
Credit crunch, la la la, debt, gloom and doom.

If the financial crisis is getting you down, you'd better start saving your pennies, and what better way to do it than with a stylish piggy bank? Going retro is the way forward!

The Harry Allen Pig Bank is awesome. They are almost too realistic, as if they were cast from a real dead piglet. It comes in four colors.

The Plastica Egg Bank would be an amazing show piece all year round, not just at Easter. You might like to know that is has the capacity to hold 307 quarters, 559 dimes, 278 nickels and 1,350 pennies. A total of $160.05 to use as you wish.

Designer Jim Schatz also made an egg bird feeder which kind of works, for obvious reasons.

The Coin Lamp, from Jethro Macey, is based on the concept of value and reward and aims to “subtly heighten awareness of consumption through design”.

I think the unbook book looks amazing. Designed by Philadelphia-based Josh Owen, it sits on your book shelf, saving money and looking fabulous.

The Saw It Open Piggy Bank will most certainly prevent any late night raiding. What a great idea, and considering the DIY skills of most people these days, it has the potential to prevent raiding full stop!

Now the Banclock is demanding! It's an alarm clock that needs to be fed a penny in order to stop beeping. Fail to feed it money, and it will continue to beep for 5 minutes. A strong candidate to be thrown out of the window!

The built-in piggy bank is a very simple modification to a standard electrical coverplate. It changes the outlet from an item of consumption to one of conservation. Again, late night raiding possibilities would be limited.

What can I say about the Eero Aarnio piggy bank apart from the fact it looks awesome?

The Urban Gnome Bank includes detailed doodles of Bad Drip; this bad boy stands 21cm tall.

Theosaurus, or Theo for short, is the name of a high-quality porcelain piggy bank. Since he does like to talk about himself, this piggybank is more than a little pretentious.