One of the perks of my job is that I am actually interested in what my clients do. This week while doing some research into the audio/sound industry, my intern found a list of the most creative iPod docks and several of them were made to look like logs or trees. I don't know why, but I find the juxtaposition of these modern gadgets with these elements of nature to be very beautiful.
This one definitely belongs in a hipster loft in Brooklyn, NY:
I like this dock for a country house:
I'd put this one right into a fireplace! This brings the yule log to a whole other level.