3D Decorative

Nativity by Valerie Atkisson

What’s this, you say? Well, it’s a nativity by Valerie Atkisson. Two flat pieces of steel connect in the middle to create the silhouette of the traditional story. Are you more excited about the fact that it is available in gold or that it stores flat? (Me: stores flat!)

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Purchase Information:

Price: $130.00-280.00
Available from: Valerie Atkisson

Ghost Cameras

Snap! Ghost Cameras are handmade, glazed earthenware replicas of vintage cameras. They come in three variations: 1960, 1970 and 1980, modeled after the Argus C3, the Polaroid SX-70, and the Polaroid One Touch, respectively. I’ve only seen these online but recently have just had the pleasure of seeing the 1980 Ghost Camera at awesome East Village store Alphabets. Ghost Cameras are designed by Yellow Owl Workshop and handmade in Portland, Oregon.

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Purchase Information:

Price: $65.00
Availability: Buy Ghost Cameras here

Chalkboard Globe

We’ve posted plenty of map-themed items before; Haptic Lab Quilts, Magnetic Future Map, Places on Earth, but this will be the first where you can literally create your own world. The outlines of the continents are painted on, leaving you¬† on your own to create the division lines and territories. Undo the Louisiana Purchase. Create Jeff Land. Or draw some sea monsters. You get the idea.

Dimensions:

30″ tall, 19” diameter globe.

On a side note, this could easily be a weekend diy project; buy a globe at a flea market and paint it.

Purchase Information:

Price: $450.00
Availability: Buy Chalkboard Globe here

Source: The Awesomer

Painted Wood Owl

Just came across these cute lil wooden owls by designer Matt Pugh. Perfect as a desk accessory, I’d say. Available in Oak or Walnut and a variety of colors.

Dimensions: 10cm x 5cm x 5cm
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Purchase Information:

Price: £25.00
Availability: Buy Painted Wood Owl here

Marquee Lights from UO

Sure, you can find marquee lights around and about at antique shops and such, but with these you can pick whatever letters you want and there’s an ‘@’ symbol too. Immediate gratification vs. original signage? Tough choice.

‘@’ Light, 17″w, 17″h, 4″d: $178.00, Available from UO
Alphabet Lights, 19″w, 4″d, 24″h – 27″w, 4″d, 24″h (varies per letter): $178.00, Available from UO

Purchase Information:

Price: $178.00
Available from: Urban Outfitters

Fingers by Nik Ramage

You say whaaa? Well, it’s an eternally tapping copy of the artistís (Nik Ramage) own hand. You simply flick a switch to start or stop the resin cast fingers tapping. You know, so you don’t have to do it yourself, which frees you up for other important matters. Well worth £480, right?… Er, if you’re swimming in cash, that is.

Materials: Cast resin, steel and motor.
Dimensions: Human hand.
Power: 2 x AA Batteries (included)
Edition: 10 artist’s proofs. (Only 1 remaining)
Colour: Masking Tape.

Purchase Information:

Price: £480.00
Availability: Buy Fingers by Nik Ramage here

Custom Nesting Dolls

I love, love, love these custom nesting dolls by Hally McGehean. There’s fashion mag pics and vintage photography to choose from, or whatever else if you go the custom route. You can even get a little racy with photos of yourself (in various undress) if you’ve the guts. Love it.

shown above: 5 EX BOYFRIENDS, nesting dolls
set of 5 wooden decoupaged nesting dolls, signed, dated, and numbered.

Purchase Information:

Price: $100.00
Availability: Buy Custom Nesting Dolls here

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Metal Heart with Spheric Sound

This metal heart ‘emits a soft spheric’ sound so that when you’re crying yourself to sleep on Valentine’s Day you’ll have some comfort. Just kidding. Forgo those lame boring valentine’s gifts (roses, candy, blah) for this little gift, because it’ll last a heck of a lot longer and it looks waaay better than any red/pink-plastic/cellophane-stuffed-bear/basket type of thing. Pair it with a sentimental note and you’re done*.

If you’re still looking for a gift, by the way, you can always take a gander at our Gift Guide. It’s chockfull of easy-to-browse thumbnails of almost everything that we’ve ever posted that could be a decent gift.

Polished Aluminum.
4″ diameter

*unless your significant other is a gold-digger, in which case be prepared to duck and/or dodge when he or she throws it at you.

Purchase Information:

Price: $10.00
Availability: Buy Metal Heart with Spheric Sound here

Mini Forest of Woods

This incredibly charming and handcrafted set of trees is currently sold out at the moment, but I couldn’t resist sharing them with you.

The Mini Forest of Woods is a nine piece set of various types of scrap wood turned into a forest. Every set is unique as each piece is turned from a different piece of scrap wood. The Mini Forest of Woods is a limited edition of 5 sets. Tallest tree is 7″.

Given that these are limited to editions of 5, I would definitely get in touch with the designer if you are interested in purchasing a set.

Designer:† Mark Giglio from design studio Pen Pencil Stencil.

Purchase Information:

Price: $200.00
Availability: Buy Mini Forest of Woods here

Alexander Girard Nativity Set

You’d have to be quite a fan to shell out $400 for this nativity, but hey, if you are, go for it… it’ll be a holiday highlight each year.

Alexander Girard amassed a huge collection of nativities, most of which he spent the last years of his life curating for his wing at the International Museum of Folk Art in Santa Fe. We thought it would be an appropriate homage to create a completely new nativity that is based on a Girard illustration that hangs in his sonís house.

– Non-toxic, child-safe inks
– Pieces 1″ (2.5 cm) to 7.75″ (19.5 cm) tall, Stable 11.75″ x 4″ x 8.75″ (30 cm x 10 cm x 22 cm)

[via Dwell]

Purchase Information:

Price: $410.00
Availability: Buy Alexander Girard Nativity Set here

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Confetti System Pinatas

These are pretty fantastic and festive.–although if I paid $135 for a pi√Īata I wouldn’t want anyone to destroy it with a stick. These might be nice for a birthday or the upcoming holidays as decor.

Purchase Information:

Price: $135.00
Availability: Buy Confetti System Pinatas here

Kathy Dalwood Concrete Figurines

Last week I found the website of Kathy Dalwood and sort of fell in love with her concrete figurines. She collects vintage porcelain and plaster figurines and recasts them in black concrete. Each figurine, originally so delicate and carefully painted, is now made of a rough industrial material, with bubbles and imperfections, and with the heavy block bases they have a definitive modern spin about them. Needless to say, I bought one (go here to see it in my home).

Visit Kathy’s blog to see how the figurines are made.

She also makes some lovely Urn Scupltures, architectural friezes and concrete planters, thought the planters are currently unavailable due to her manufacturer going out of business.

Prices range from £110-£350 depending on piece.
Keep in mind that shipping costs might be sort of high considering the weight.
Email for exact quotes.

Purchase Information:

Price: £110.00
Availability: Buy Kathy Dalwood Concrete Figurines here

Rambling Robbie

Cardboard Safari now has a full-body figure in addition to their trophies. Available in three sizes, I’d say this rhino would look good on a shelf or on the floor, whichever suits your fancy.

constructed of recycled, non-toxic, environmentally friendly cardboard

Small, 3W x 9L x 5H inches, $18.00
Medium, 5W x 16L x 10H inches, $30.00
Large, 27L x 9W x 16H inches, $58.00

Buy it here.

More information:

View Rambling Robbie here

Crayon Rabbit Sculpture

I’ve watched Donnie Darko and Sexy Beast, so the chance of this bunny being non-creepy is long gone*, but for anyone who appreciated the earlier post on Herb Williams’ crayon sculptures you might be interested to see a new item has been added to the mix.

A sculptor who ingeniously uses crayons as his medium, [Herb] Williams creates works that are not only strikingly beautiful but playfully allude to serious cultural icons as well. And don’t forget that unmistakably happy smell. This spirited bunny measures 17 1/2″ x 12″ x 12″ and is made of crayons and Fiberglas. Signed and dated.

$12,000.00, Buy it here.

(*as if it being creepy would be the primary reason of not dropping 12 Gs right now.)

Purchase Information:

Price: $12,000.00
Availability: Buy Crayon Rabbit Sculpture here

Acrylic Trophy Deer Head

I know most of you are tired of the deer head trend, because really, who isn’t, but then again, I do like this acrylic slotted-together head by Science and Sons.

It’s flat packed, and parts are easily slotted. We’re thrilled to re-introduce this utterly cool work, cobranded by the artist and A+R. Each piece is numbered. -A+R

Designer: Tristan Zimmermann
Size: Lifesize! From antler tip to base 39″, Across antlers, widest point 37″, Wall to tip of nose 17″

$485.00, Buy it here.

Purchase Information:

Price: $485.00
Availability: Buy Acrylic Trophy Deer Head here