3D Decorative

Ernst Gamperl Vessels

I’m completely in love with these vessel-like shapes by Ernst Gamperl. Taken from trees that have naturally fallen due to effects of time, each one is meticulously carved from wet wood as it dries in order to expose the grain in a new way and form. The detail is really quite amazing, and pulls wood from an otherwise normal material into an extraordinary art piece. If I am ever lucky enough to own one I would honestly consider it a prized possession.

Circular patterns carved into [Gamperl's] sculptures follow ancient Sufi customs and are deep synchronicity with the nature of the raw material itself. After the pieces have been moulded, waxed and polished into their finished shape, those same sculptural objects, appear to highlight the life of the grain and the ineffable force of nature which, in Gamperl’s case, has withstood the test of time.

Pricing starts at $546.00 approx. and go up to $7,700.00 (approximately).
Buy it here.

Purchase Information:

Price: $546.00
Availability: Buy Ernst Gamperl Vessels here

Red Cake Art

Some interesting art pieces can be found at Red Cake, and, best of all, they won’t break the bank.

Jellyfish #3 by Elide Endreson, 2007: $300.00, Buy it here.

Vintage lace and tulle; silk.
11.0 x 9.0 x 3.0 inches

Pastel Pink Dog Bunny by Molly Schulps, 2008: $75.00,
Buy it here.
Clay, low-fire glazes, multiple-firings.
8.0 x 4.0 x 4.0 inches

Hippo Dog Buns by Molly Schulps, 2007: $125.00, Buy it here.
Clay, low-fire glazes, multiple-firings.
8.0 x 3.5 x 3.5 inches

[posted by katie]

Purchase Information:

Price: $75.00
Availability: Buy Red Cake Art here

Large Op Art

I think we’ve posted something like this before, but it was a while ago so it probably deserves another highlight.

“This three dimensional sculpture plays with light and shape in a way that can make a room. Perfect for above a bed or sofa, or any blank wall that needs some pizzazz. Available in white or graphite. Powder coated steel.”

(Left) Mirrored Large Op Art, 52″ x 30″, $279.00, Buy it here.
White Large Op Art, 49″L x 27″W, $179.00
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Purchase Information:

Price: $179.00-$279.00
Availability: Buy Large Op Art here

‘Tougher than Leather’ Skateboard & ‘Zeus’ Letter Opener

While neither of these are the most practical accoutrements, they are curious objects that some of you might enjoy collecting.


‘Tougher than Leather’ Skateboard
: 480 €
Buy it here.

“How old school can you get? Strap on this leather beauty and pose your cred away.
Socks optional. Made to order. ”


‘Zeus’ Letter Opener
: Brass,155 € ; Silver plated brass: 174 €,
Buy it here.

“Left or right handed, a letter knife to rip through hatemail with the stealth and fury of Zeus!
Available in solid or silver-plated brass. Currently in stock.”

[via trendhunter]

Lapin Figures + Book by Mr. Clement

Based on characters and stories by Mr. Clement when he was 15 (in 1995), there is now a set of the figurines and (now out of print) graphic novels available in limited edition.

“The poseable figures come with a knife and an envelope. The Gourgeous Habour is Mr. Clement’s latest work, featuring an “astro lapin” and touching on love in a rapidly changing world. Some mature themes.”


Purchase Information:

Price: $98.00
Availability: Buy Lapin Figures + Book by Mr. Clement here

Handmade Wilderness Project 10 (& Book Project 2)

Jennifer Khoshbin covers resin deer heads with all sorts of patterned papers, making an altogether modern-yet-quirky trophy. Also, check out her Book Projects, where she cuts and carves pages of books to create some intriguing images.

“Beautifully papered, resin deer head. No deer was hurt in the making of this craft!
Features removable antlers and a keyhole hanger in the back.”

deer head:18″h x 18″w x 14″d, $225.00

Purchase Information:

Price: $225.00
Availability: Buy Handmade Wilderness Project 10 (& Book Project 2) here

Eames House Bird

“Charles and Ray Eames liked to surround themselves with traditional craft objects from around the world, which they collected on their extensive travels. One of their favourite objects was a bird made of black painted wood that was produced in the Appalachian Mountains at the beginning of the 20th century. The figure accompanied them from the 1950s onwards and can be seen in many photographs of the Eames’ living room. Based on the original artefact and in cooperation with the Eames Family, Vitra is now producing the first series of this figure.”

[posted by kris]

Purchase Information:

Price: $195.00
Availability: Buy Eames House Bird here

Cameroon Headdress

Call me a nutcase, but I have always wanted one of these, and have never seen any for sale until now. The texture and color and the sheer size…The only thing that keeps me from buying one right this second (for real) is the ‘more colors coming soon.’ (blue? black?)

“Their beautiful texture and vibrant color create a unique addition to any room.This special headdress is made of African bird feathers and has its own built-in self storage capacity, as the entire headdress can be turned inside out, with the feathers protected by inverted fiber cap.”

Available in Red. More colors coming soon.
13 inches tall, and is 29 inches in diameter when opened.

Purchase Information:

No longer available.

Campfire by Klein Reid

The Campfire still life by Klein Reid brings the outdoors in. In large spaces, it would perfect for that void corner.

“Campfire includes three logs, five rocks and a stick, all in raw matte porcelain. as with everything from klein / reid, this piece’s detail is its real strength. ”


Purchase Information:

Price: $295.00
Availability: Buy Campfire by Klein Reid here

Inhabit Triptic Slats Hanging Panels

These panels are actually a great way to liven up a boring wall without a major re-haul or wallpapering. It’s perfect for renters and homeowners alike.

[posted by kris]

Purchase Information:

Price: $348.00
Availability: Buy Inhabit Triptic Slats Hanging Panels here

Goldfish Magnetized Blackboard

Not only can you use these goldfish as a repository for notes or lists, you could also hang them in groups to be an interesting focal point on the wall of an office, hallway or kitchen.

Material: Magnetized blackboard surface on one side and adhesive on the other.

Approximately 13″ x 16″, varies by style.

Purchase Information:

Price: $26.00
Availability: Buy Goldfish Magnetized Blackboard here

Carved Wood Birds by Roost

While Roost has done many a carved animal, including a Carved Wood Deer Head and many wall-worthy Carved Wood Trophy Heads, now they’ve applied their expertise to a collection of birds.

“Various carved wood birds flock together in Roost’s feather-free
menagerie. These life-like and in some cases life-size birds are
hand-carved from solid basswood. The wood is left unfinished to
highlight its natural grain. Minor assembly required.”

Penguin, $190, 9" L x 18" W x 20 3/4" H

Stilt, $130, 13 1/2" L x 6 1/4" W x 17 3/4" H

White Ibis, $350, 23" L x 10 1/2" W x 27" H

Crowned Crane, $390, 24" L x 12" W x 30 3/4" H

Puffin, $90, 6 1/4" L x 4 3/4" W x 14 1/4" H

Spoonbill, $330, 19 1/2" L x 12" W x 24 3/4" H

Great Curassow, $310, 20 1/2" L x 7 1/4" W x 14 1/4" H

Guinea Hen, $490, 22 1/2" L x 7 1/4" W x 23 1/2" H

[posted by katie]

Purchase Information:

Price: $190.00-$490.00
Availability: Buy Carved Wood Birds by Roost here

Plaster Hearts

Plaster Hearts! I know this could have been an appropriate post yesterday, where I could have said something about giving your valentine a meaningful token, but I didn’t see it until today. There’s only 7 of these available, so get a move on if this is something your heart desires.

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No longer available.

Domestic Trophies

Here’s a fuzzy art piece that’s quite a different take on the traditional hunting trophy. Rachel Denny hand makes these trophies in her studio, so each will be unique in color and pattern. There’s also some angora rabbits she’s working on that are worth taking a look at.

Domestic Trophy (deer mount) series are between $500 and $600 depending on size and intricacy.

[posted by katie]

Purchase Information:

Price: $500-$600
Availability: Buy Domestic Trophies here

hand-made glass skulls by esque design

Skulls have kind of fallen off the design radar (thankfully) which means you die-hard goth fans can now distinguish yourselves once again.

[posted by kris]

Purchase Information:

Price: $60-$160
Availability: Buy hand-made glass skulls by esque design here