Art

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.

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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.

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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

Chalkboard ‘Schtickers’

I know, I know. You’re most likely sick of anything that has the word ‘chalkboard’ in the title, but these are sort of cute and might be good for an office door or in a kid’s room. They are removable and reusable and can be easily cleaned with a wet rag.

Keyboard Key Wall Schticker (20″ x 12″ ), $24.99
Lightbulb Wall Schticker (20″ wide x 30.5″ tall ), $34.99
Also, not shown: speech bubble wall stickers.

Purchase Information:

Price: $24.99
Availability: Buy Chalkboard ‘Schtickers’ here

Innersmile Kringel-Kari and Pillar Notice Board

Do you need a notice board for your thoughts and messages? Here’s two that could fit into a tight vertical space, plus, they’re pink (also in red and black respectively) and on sale (because if you need a notice board, why not pink and why not get one on sale?).

Innersmile Kringel-Kari Notice Board, $85.00 $51.00,
Buy it here.

Kringel-Kari is perhaps the most innovative notice boards every made. This is an enjoyable way to remember a variety of things on a hectic day. Length: 29.5″, Width: 7″. Made of soft foam. Available in red or pink.

Innersmile Pillar Notice Board, $50.00 $27.50,
Buy it here.

finally a board for small and narrow wall spaces! With it’s slimmed design, the Pillar is perfect for the small household or office, but also works nicely as a compliment to larger notice boards. Made of soft foam and available in either black or pink. Length: 23.5″ Width: 5″.

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Purchase Information:

Price: $27.50
Availability: Buy Innersmile Kringel-Kari and Pillar Notice Board here

Berkley Illustration Animal Portraits

My oh my, only $10 for some delightful animal portraits. These would be great grouped together like a family picture wall. There are a ton of animals to choose from, so don’t be discouraged if these aren’t your favorites. I’m tempted to collect a few myself.

5×7 print, $10.00
8×10 print, $18.00
11×14 print, $35.00

Buy it here.

Purchase Information:

Price: $10.00
Availability: Buy Berkley Illustration Animal Portraits here

Blik Headboards by Mina Javid

If wallet woes are holding you back from dressing your bed appropriately with a proper headboard, perhaps consider these graphic options to give the look without spending a bunch of money.

Designed by Mina Javid.

Wrought Iron Headboard, 40″-78″ x 54″, $40.00, Available at Blik
Nico Headboard, 39″-76″ x 53″, $40.00, Available at Blik

Also check out Olivia and Nessa Headboard.

Purchase Information:

Price: $40.00
Availability: Buy Blik Headboards by Mina Javid here

Hu2 Wall Stickers

If you’re still into the whole wall sticker trend, check out Hu2′s site. They’ve got a few fun ones that I haven’t seen around before (including some ‘tribute to banksy’ ones if you like that sort of work).

Frames (left), £25.00, Buy it here.

Before Leaving Check List (right), £15.00, Buy it here.

Purchase Information:

Price: £25.00
Availability: Buy Hu2 Wall Stickers here

Air Lines Poster

This art project shows every scheduled flight on any given day with fine lines from the point of origin to the destination. Thousands of lines form dark knots in the busier areas with lighter lines showing less frequented locations, all which define the continents rather than the land/sea relationship. I tend to like the resulting ghost-like net of lines. I might just buy one.

White or Black available.
(The white on black poster is limited to a print run of only 100.)
Each poster is printed on state of the art offset printers on high quality heavyweight fine-art paper. Securely packed and shipped in cardboard mailing tube.

$38.00, Buy it here.

Purchase Information:

Price: $38.00
Availability: Buy Air Lines Poster here

ReFrame

Need a smart framing solution for some of your favorite posters? Introducing the ReFrame, a glassless frame that holds posters with magnets, so you can swap them out easily and often.

* A sophisticated and completely glassless poster and print framing solution.
* Three clean, modern wood finishes (black, white, natural).
* Five sizes (13″, 20″, 26″, 32″, 40″) available for a variety of print sizes.
* Five minute assembly, making it easy to swap out posters at will.
* Packaging is made from 100% recycled cardboard and doubles as a poster tube.

Available colors: Black, White, Natural

$20.00-$45.00 depending on size, Buy it here.

Purchase Information:

Price: $20.00-$45.00
Availability: Buy ReFrame here

Snap Frames

Keep that old Polaroid feel alive with this set of frames.

Set of 9 molded white plastic frames with dry erase surface. Mounts to wall with a simple tack and magnet system. Mounting hardware is included. Each frame holds a 3.5 x 3.5 pic. Gift Boxed.

Each frame holds a 3.5 x 3.5 pic

Set of 9, $22.50, Buy it here.

Purchase Information:

Price: $22.50
Availability: Buy Snap Frames here

Ork Posters

The same folks that brought you the popular City Neighborhood Posters (on left) have expanded the collection to include ‘The Heart’ poster (shown on right, also available in black/cream). Nice, eh?

$20.00, Buy it here.

Purchase Information:

Price: $20.00
Availability: Buy Ork Posters here

Fuldesign Cross Stitch Kits

You know you’ll most likely have some extra time on your hands this summer, so maybe consider trying out some cross stitch kits like these offered by Fuldesign.

Each kit comes with aida weave fabric, embroidery yarn, pattern and instructions. Pattern fits 12.5 x 10 in fabric. Designed in Sweden.

Cross stitch kit “Continue pretending”, $20.00
Cross stitch kit “You can take…”, $20.00

Buy it here.