Written by Katie on July 6, 2009. Permalink
Saturday, Nov 1, 2014
Your Design Guide to Home & Style.
Written by Katie on July 6, 2009. Permalink
Written by Katie on July 2, 2009. Permalink
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
More information:View Fuldesign Cross Stitch Kits here
Written by Katie on June 30, 2009. Permalink
For inexpensive art, take a good look at Areaware’s vinyl wall decals. The 98″ x 18″ wall panels might be the perfect thing for the end of a hallway or a ho-hum room. I’ll post the larger wall vinyls in the remodel section later on this week (since they would work/look more like a wallpaper as far as coverage).
Verde (not shown), by Florence Manlik, $120.00, Buy it here.
Dimensions (all): 98.5 x 18.5 inches
More information:View Areaware Wall Art (Vinyl) here
Written by Katie on June 23, 2009. Permalink
Check it: if you don’t have the pounds for an original, you can now easily create your own copy of a contemporary art piece. Choose from IHIRST, IQUINN, IBANKSY, IEMIN, IWHITEREAD, or IPHOTOGRAPHER. Altogether a brilliant idea to get contemporary art into the hands of everyone.
IARTISTLONDON is a brand new way of creating your very own contemporary work of art. It’s quick, it’s easy and you don’t need any artistic training or ability to start making great pieces! We supply you with all the necessary tools to produce your personalized copy of an original master.
Please see site for more details, as I certainly cannot do each piece justice in details.
IHIRST, IQUINN (£20.00), IBANKSY (£9.99), IEMIN (£15.99), IWHITEREAD (£4.99), or IPHOTOGRAPHER (£9.99-£15.00)
Buy it here.
More information:View iartistlondon here
Written by Katie on May 20, 2009. Permalink
Anything can be art when you present it in the right way. Case in point are these pieces by designer fift; either tissues or your pick of various objects becomes something contemplative when hung in a handmade wooden frame on the wall.
eninal Tissue Case, $249.00, Buy it here.
“Tissue Case” is a hanging, canvas tissue dispenser. The piece cleverly frames an everyday object/function, creating the possibility of looking at it as conceptual art. Every time a tissue is dispensed, the piece changes subtly. 19″W x 22″H x 1.4″D
eninal Tray, $249.00-$292.00,
Buy it here.
Behind the Tray’s white canvas, powerful Neojiumu magnets are arranged at approximately 1″ intervals, allowing you to store (and/or create minimalist art pieces out of) your favorite household objects. Or, release your inner artist and create your own compositions with any metal object (within reason). 19″W x 22″H x 1.4″D (Magnet area: Large: 12″W, 14″H (143 magnets) Small: 6″W, 7″H (42 magnets))
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Written by Katie on May 13, 2009. Permalink
Sometimes you have to spend money to save it, right? And a filigree skull money box is a lot more rock star than visiting your local bank, so maybe you’ll be encouraged to fill it up with change.
Daniel Piršč envisioned porcelain lace, which he applied to enchanting effect on this skull moneybox. “Porcelain can be different,” declares the ceramicist, who set out on this quest when he established his namesake studio in the Czech Republic town of Mikulov in 2005…This money box must go under the hammer to access any savings inside, forcing the coin collector to come to terms with what exactly is most precious…
Size: 6″ l x 4.5″ w x 5.5″
$275.00, Buy it here.
Purchase Information:Price: $275.00
Written by Katie on May 4, 2009. Permalink
From the same folks that brought us the Keep Calm and Carry On poster:
Every Cloud – Silver, by Lucas & Hayley £20.00, Buy it here.
Flames – Silver, by Seb Lester £60.00, Buy it here.
Rarely Eye Chart by Lucas & Hayley £16.00, Buy it here.
Young Man by Lucas & Hayley £15.00, Buy it here.
Love & Ghosts by Rachel E Foster £25.00, Buy it here.
Fox in Mociun by Alyson Fox £32.00, Buy it here.
More information:View Keep Calm Gallery here
Written by Katie on April 24, 2009. Permalink
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
Written by Katie on April 23, 2009. Permalink
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
Written by Katie on April 14, 2009. Permalink
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, originally available from Urban Outfitters.
Purchase Information:Price: $18.00
Written by Katie on April 2, 2009. Permalink
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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More information:View Clean Slate Blackboards here
Written by Katie on March 19, 2009. Permalink
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.
Purchase Information:Price: $27.00
Written by Katie on March 18, 2009. Permalink
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.
Purchase Information:Price: $65.00
Written by Katie on March 12, 2009. Permalink
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)
Purchase Information:Price: £188
Written by Katie on March 9, 2009. Permalink
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