Art

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.

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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.)

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Price: $12,000.00
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Museum Frame Decal

Are you slightly tired of all the decals everywhere yet? I thought I was until I saw these.

Framed! Ornate frame-in-frame vinyl decals adhere easily to any flat surface that needs a little culture! Imported. Wipe clean.

Contains 2 decals
Approx 20″w, 27.5″h

$18.00, Buy it here.

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Price: $18.00
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Clean Slate Blackboards

Sure, blackboards are everywhere nowadays, but I still want one. Too bad the larger of these two has a gargantuan shipping charge or it could have been a contender (i.e. contendah).

Small Clean Slate Blackboard, $165.00, Buy it here.

The proverbial list (to-do, wish, grocery, et all)—as well as notes, ideas and the occasional illustration—find the ideal home on our lean and long slate blackboard, complete with reclaimed picture-frame wooden ridge for deft chalk storage. Cut from reclaimed century-old school chalkboards. Additional shipping, $20. Approx. 12″W x 30″H.

Colossal Clean Slate Blackboard, $495.00, Buy it here.

Salvaged from turn-of-the-20th century chalkboards once used in Iowa schoolhouses, our original piece of schoolhouse rock has been reclaimed from the classroom to serve as a mammoth message board or a massive medium for spontaneous art. Cleat for hanging included. This item will ship from our supplier in 2 to 4 weeks. Additional shipping, $325. Approx. 42″W x 57″H.

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Flensted Swallow Mobile

Rose and Radish is having a moving sale, and there are some mighty nice discounts on their delightful array of items. I’d recommend taking a look.

Your child will be fascinated with these swallows flying overhead. Suspended by a single point, Flensted takes great care to make sure each mobile is carefully balanced.

Size: 13.75″x 19.5″

$27.00 $18.90, Buy it here.

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Price: $27.00
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Pablo the Object Frame

Art is in the eye of the beholder…and this frame will enable you to behold different items of value as often as you wish.

It comes flat, you put in the screws, fold down the ‘shelf’ part of it and voila, you now have an object frame to show off whatever you deem appropriate to show off.

Landscape or Portrait.
40 x 28 cm wide or high (depending on the model)

$65.00, Buy it here.

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Price: $65.00
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Robert Clarke’s Bird Paintings

Here are some rather quaint paintings of birds…maybe to add to your art collection?

Clarke studied at Central St Martins in the early 80′s and throughout his varied career of being a lecturer, art director, curator and interior design consultant, he has always found pleasure painting birds…These days he gets to paint and draw birds fulltime. The drawings (above) are A4 and the paintings (below) are 10 x 8″ varnished acrylics with the bird sounds also incorporated into the layout. -Art-o-mart

The paintings are 10 in x 8 in, drawings A4

£188 each, Buy it here. (call to order)

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Price: £188
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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.

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Price: $485.00
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A Field Guide To Weeds, Kim Beck

A little bit of art in an unexpected place…

Synopsis: A Field Guide to Weeds masquerades as a 19th century pocket guide, but a guide in which the weeds themselves have taken over. Beck’s innovative project uses the physical form of the book as a metaphor for a crack in the city sidewalk: printed in luscious five-color printing, the common dandelion, pigweed, and poison ivy—the very plants we ignore, step over, ignore, dig up, or scrupulously avoid—creep out of the gutter, up pages, and overrun the book. Multiple silhouettes overlap and repeat, drawing the reader’s attention to the overlooked. The book features a brown silk ribbon marker.

Edition 1500
17.5 x 11.8 cm.

$25.00, Buy it here.

[via colette]

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Price: $25.00
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Cellule

Check out this modular lattice wall: it can be mounted indoors or out and can expand as needed. The only catch is that it hasn’t been manufactured yet (I know, sorry) and will need a minimum amount of people to fund the project in order for it to become reality. So, if you’re interested, take a look at their site.

Borne out of the limitations of traditional wood slat lattice too large for downtown condominiums and apartments, Cellule is snapped together to allow climbing plants to grow in any complex urban space. At 183mm x 183mm (7.20” x 7.20”), it can quickly cover wall surfaces but is small enough to fit most environments and obstacles. Each module has mounting features for cable ties to attach to railings and a generous hole for screwing into wood, drywall, siding, brick, or concrete. Made from UV stabilized polypropylene, Cellule can be used indoors or outdoors and is fully recyclable. -joydevivre.org

sold in sets of 9 modules and caps. Mounting hardware is not included.

$36.15 CAD, Buy it here.

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Price: $36.15
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fotoflōt

Not sure if you’ve heard of fotoflōt yet, but I recently received a sample (fall tree scene above) and am pretty pleased with the quality and appearance. I’m planning on switching it out to a personal photo once I decide on which one, but I thought I’d share with you in the meantime how it looks on a wall. It’s nice that no glass or frame is needed, giving more of a modern stream-lined look, and the magnetic attachment means you can easily cover up unsightly electrical boxes, as some people have done. You can use any of your online images from an existing account (like picasa, kodak gallery, etc.) or you can upload them directly into fotoflōt’s site to create your image.

Hanging is a snap literally. You just attach the mounting bracket to the wall using the included hardware, align the magnetic cups on the back of the print to the magnetic discs on the mounting bracket, and snap your fotoflōt print is mounted firmly in place. And when you want to display a new photo, simply snap off one print from the mounted bracket and snap on another.

Sizes range from 7.5×10 to 15×30 from squares to panoramas. Some sizes can be ordered with either a wall bracket or desk stand option.

Desk Option: $50.00-$90.00 depending on size
Wall Mount Option: $50.00-$235.00 depending on size

Buy it here.

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Price: $50.00-$235.00
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Translation

You always run a risk with displaying poetry, but maybe you can get away with it if you’re smart. (Smart, as in, clever and prepared, because you know someone will ask you, ‘Can you tell me more about this person Pablo Neruda?’ and it’d be best to have a short answer like, ‘Oh, he was just one of the greatest and most influential poets of the 20th century, winning the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1971 and known for his love poems, surrealist poems, historical epics, and overtly political manifestos. Duh!’)

Manufactured from self-adhesive film color, cut out with precision, these wall ornaments are equipped with an adhesive especially developed to remain removable for several years and to allow their removal without leaving residues. Thanks to their transparent film of installation, wall ornaments are also easy to position and to install. Installs on just about any wall, glass or mirror.

reads: ‘How is the translation of their languages arranged with the birds? How do I tell the turtle that I am slower than he? How do I ask the flea for his championship stats? Or tell the carnations
that I’m grateful for their fragrance?’
10″ x 31″

$28.00, Buy it here.

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Price: $28.00
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Frame Decal

Check out these frame decals: a super luxe look flattened out for a modern take on ornamentation. I like them lots- so many possibilities…

This frame decal is easy to put up and take down…again and again. Made of PVC, the adhesive is extremely gentle while offering a brilliant and intricate frame ready for you to personalize.

Oak Oval Frame Decal, 85.5 cm x 48.6cm, $75.00 CAD
Frame Decal in Silver, 29.5 cm x 21cm, $29.00 CAD
Buy it here.

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Price: $29.00-$75.00
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Official Ballot Wall Art

Since today is the inauguration for our next president, I thought it only appropriate to post one of many, many items commemorating the event.

This oversized ballot was printed specifically for the old-fashioned, pull-lever voting machines used in New York City. These hulking gray machines have been in commission since 1962 and after 46 years of service, are slated to go into retirement this year. We are fortunate to have a limited number of these official, uncut, unused ballots. Sections of the ballot feature voting instructions and a full list of candidates and parties.

37″ x 45″ x 1.5″ D
estimated ship date January 30th.
$350.00, Buy it here.

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Price: $350.00
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Crayon Sculptures by Herb Williams

Whoa, talk about wall art. These sculptures take the favorite drawing tools to a new level…now, if only we all had a few (or several, rather) extra grand lying around…

Most of us have outgrown our Crayolas by the time we hit puberty. Happily, Herb Williams never did. A sculptor who ingeniously uses crayons as his medium, Williams creates works that are not only strikingly beautiful but playfully allude to serious cultural icons as well. There’s also that unmistakably happy smell, of course, and a palette that can’t help but pop. Signed by the artist on verso, dated and titled with edition numbers. Cleat-mounted for flush wall hanging.

Flower sculpture,16″ x 16″ x 3″, $4,800.00, Buy it here.
Skull Sculpture, 16″ x 10″ x 4″, $3,600.00, Buy it here.
Bull sculpture, 26″ x 28″ x 22″, $14,000.00, Buy it here.