Art

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

Chambre avec Vue by Kenzo Minami

Talk about wall art, this huge mural is one heck of a commitment. You can order whatever size you want, of course, but seeing it this size sure makes an impact, doesn’t it?

With this wallpaper, you choose the custom size you want, Height x Width and the design will be scaled to that size. It will come in self adhesive strips that overlap to make a seamless, large scale mural.

Production fee: $500.00 plus $6.44/sq ft.

Purchase Information:

Price: $500.00+
Availability: Buy Chambre avec Vue by Kenzo Minami here

Art History Print by Vuk Vidor

Think of this print as an expensive cheat sheet.

The prize for the best art history goes without doubt to Vuk Vidor, an artist from Belgrade working in Paris. His mural called ‘Art History’ is a list; on each line he links an artist to his/her cultural impact in three words. He is so efficient that he tackles over 30 in his piece. So for example he writes ‘Mondrian owns Geometry’, ‘Pollock owns Drippings’, ‘Warhol owns Pop’, ‘Botero owns Fat’ and ‘Munch owns Despair’.

Art history (part one – version C)
Medium silkscreen
Size 41.4 x 29.3 in. / 105.2 x 74.3 cm. Year 2004 – 2009 Edition 200
Misc. Signed

Purchase Information:

Price: $450.00
Availability: Buy Art History Print by Vuk Vidor 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

embroidered poetry paper

If you have any ounce of craft talent whatsoever, this could be an excellent keepsake to create for your nearest and dearest. Whatever the sentiments, it’s sure to make a much longer impression than any piece of paper.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $16.00
Available from: twine

Bubble Bank

I’d wager a guess that you’d want to treat this more as a sort of objet d’art than an actual functioning bank as you’d have to break it to cash in, which would be a mighty shame. The way things are going some coins will obsolete soon anyways, so you could get a start on your own tiny museum of pennies, nickels and dimes.

designer: Leon Ransmeier
Handblown glass.
Approx. diam. 8″

Purchase Information:

Price: $200.00
Availability: Buy Bubble Bank here

Michael Leon x Bodega wall art

Before you go saying you’re sick of vinyl wall art, take note of Bodega. There’s a few finds worth considering for that empty wall space.

36″ x 48″ or 91.45cm x 122cm

Purchase Information:

Price: AUD145.00
Availability: Buy Michael Leon x Bodega wall art here

Cable Art by Maisie Maud Broadhead

Instead of hiding your wires, why not create some interesting features out of them? Though I’m sure it’s not for everyone, it’s certainly a smart solution to pesky wires. I’d love to see this sort of idea used to make all-out faux period detailing in a room, as in, molding and such… though at that scale you’d be wasting a lot of wire.

[via Design*lounge]

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

Vintage UK bus signs

There are some UK bus signs in Abigail Ahern’s book A Girl’s Guide to Decorating–and if you were wondering where to get one, you can find them on Etsy.

[via Ascot Friday]

Purchase Information:

Price: $400.00
Availability: Buy Vintage UK bus signs here

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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

Ink Posters

Screen prints are one of my favorite ways to add interest to a wall without having to spend too much money.
I’m particularly fond of the works of Ink Posters–they’re simple, modern and not too fussy.

[via things i have seen]

Purchase Information:

Price: £35 and up
Availability: Buy Ink Posters here

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Jimmy McBride Galaxy Quilt

Sorry if you’ve seen this before, but Jimmy McBride’s quilts are ridiculously wonderful and it would be horrible if there wasn’t at least some small mention on our site. They almost inspire you to pick up some fabric and attempt at some space-inspired quilts of your own, right?

Prices seem to be around $1,750.00-$2,000.00 for a Child’s 38″ x 50″ Quilt*.

*I don’t know about you, but for that price, that sucker is going on a wall, not on a kid’s bed (unless they are very very cold, of course).

[via Make:]

More information:

View Jimmy McBride Galaxy Quilt here

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Pin-up Frame

If you’re not one up for much fuss, you might like the easiness of this Pin-up Frame. No wires or picture hangers required, just pin or tape on the wall to frame your art for a low-maintenance look.

Lightweight, durable, affordable & portable….all these words that seems atypical of a traditional wall frame can apply to this unique single structured interior wall decorative. It can be pinned, taped or hung on almost any type of surface you can imagine. Using magnets (not included), it can also be placed on metal surface as well. Decorate your walls and interior with ease. Gorgeously sculptured design with 3 classic colors (white, black and clear). Includes 4 same colored pins. No hardwares necessary.

W14.25″ x L12.5″

Purchase Information:

Price: $28.00
Availability: Buy Pin-up Frame here