A unique take on a religious tradition
A mezuzah is a scroll placed on the doorposts of every Jewish household and of most rooms of every household. It is the single most ubiquitous marker of Judaism in the world and is used by most any Jew regardless of observance level or sect.
Most protective cases for mezuzot are flashy and enclose the scroll entirely. Scrolls, however, are painstakingly crafted by highly-trained scribes, and so the scrolls themselves are also works of art. I thought it was a shame that the scroll is hidden from view in most case designs.
After some research, I determined that the only real religious requirement for a mezuzah case is that it properly protect the scroll from damage. So I designed a simple and unique case to protect the scroll while still showing off the beautiful parchment. I manufactured the outer case out of brass on a 3-axis CNC mill, and I wrapped a clear plastic sheet around the scroll itself to protect it from the elements. I mounted the mezuzah on my bedroom door rather than my house's doorpost to avoid sun exposure.