Streamlined and ingenious, this sturdy Japanese cast-brass cantilevered hook stands alone. Set the long side on mantle or shelf (with the hook flat against the edge) and the weight of whatever you hang from it achieves simple, gorgeous balance, hardware-free. Brilliant for holiday mantles, entryway keys, kitchen shelf towels, window casing prisms, drying bundles of herbs, or whatever hanging solution you can dream up.
Note: We aren't scientists, but there is a limit to what physics will support on the weight front. While this definitely supports all of the locked and loaded holiday stockings we've tested, it would likely not hold, say, Ruby's post-library book bag.