Art

Wreath and Tree Cardboard Puzzles

Happy Thanksgiving! Start the holiday season off right with this leaf pattern wreath puzzle made from 100% recycled cardboard. The smaller cardboard trees are pretty cute too.

Also, don’t forget to check out our Gift Guide; we’re updating it often with our latest picks. If we’re missing something, or if you’ve got a difficult person to buy for, let us know and we’ll do our best to fill in the gap.

Snowflake Tree puzzle – 100% recycled cardboard
Measures: 10 x 10 x 13 inches
$18.00, Buy it here.

Wreath puzzle – Leaf pattern of 100% recycled cardboard
Measures: 24 x 24 x 3 inches
$38.00, Buy it here.

Purchase Information:

Price: $18.00-$38.00
Availability: Buy Wreath and Tree Cardboard Puzzles here

ITS OK Edition of 1 Million

Multi Polar Projects is working on 1 million pieces of ‘ITS OK’, a phrase chosen for its calming effect during difficult times. Each phrase is hand cut from varying thickness and types of wood and numbered by the artist, who estimates the project taking the next 30-60 years to finish. For every one sold, a tree is planted through the Arbor Day Foundation.

To see a short documentary of the process, visit here.

$20.00, Buy it here.

Purchase Information:

Price: $20.00
Availability: Buy ITS OK Edition of 1 Million here

Play and Display Frame (Set of 3)

So smart. These frames allow you to switch out your favorite records as often as you wish.

Make a feature of your favorite vinyl record covers with these clever frames. The front of the frame flips open with the touch of a finger to let you change your display at whim, while the cushioned back ensures both single and double albums can be accommodated.

Available in white or black.
W17 x D1 x H17 in.

$160.00, Buy it here.

Purchase Information:

Price: $160.00
Availability: Buy Play and Display Frame (Set of 3) here

Cross Brush

Hmm, very similar to the Redemption Shoe Brush

“the cross brush is an emotionally complicated product. for people with ties to christianity, the brush represents an unorthodox, even disrespectful manipulation of a revered symbol. touching a dirty floor with a cross is grade A defacement in certain circles. i think, though, that it can be seen as an example of how the christian cross is constantly being re-interpreted by different cultures. in the early 21st century, this vaguely troubling, slightly wrong-shaped object poses a lot of questions about shared values. it’s also an amusing visual pun of the phrase “cleanliness is next to godliness”, and fun to have around as an engaging (and sometimes shocking) conversation piece. its 16″ x 10″ size also provides a large surface area for scrubbing, if you’re inclined to pay your penance that way.”

$128.00, Buy it here.

Purchase Information:

Price: $128.00
Availability: Buy Cross Brush here

Mareike Auer Prints

Holy moly, these are excellent prints in several different sizes to fit your space and budget. I love them.

Prints are of original acrylic paintings. Each Mareike Aurer print has a nice white border for easier framing.
Mareike Aurer has signed and dated each print.
Printed onto matte lustre professional paper (archival).
Available in 4 different sizes: 4″x4″ ($20.00), 8″x8″m ($44.00), 12″x12″ ($80.00) or 20″x20″ ($150.00)

shown left to right:
The story about me and the squirrel Print
The Bird Catcher Print
Sweet Carrot Print
Dog Lover Print
The story about me and the fox Print
The Kangaroo and I Print
also, more here: theshinysquirrel.com and mareikeauer.com

$20.00-$150.00, Buy it here.

Purchase Information:

Price: $20.00-$150.00
Availability: Buy Mareike Auer Prints here

The Poster List

If you’re in need of wall art but don’t want to spend anything more than $25, then take a look at this site- they’ve got loads of graphic posters to choose from that won’t break the bank.

18″x24″: $16.99
12″x18″: $10.99
Two 12″ x 18″ Posters for $20

Buy it here.

Purchase Information:

Price: $10.99
Availability: Buy The Poster List here

EZ-Stick Decor Blackboards

This is an excellent option for a message center.

“Printed on a pliable chalkboard sheet material and backed w/adhesive. Quick and easy to put up and remove. Leaves no residue on your walls.”

Oval: 23″ x 28″, $20.00,
Buy it here.

Rectangle: 23″ x 28″, $20.00,
Buy it here.

Purchase Information:

Price: $20.00
Availability: Buy EZ-Stick Decor Blackboards here

Wall Flowers

These could look pretty interesting depending on how you choose to arrange them (as in, the more creative the better).

A dynamic addition to any space, this set of 25 polypropylene flowers have embedded magnets that allow them to mount with a simple tack or magnet. Five sizes of flowers ranging from 2.5 x 2.5 x 1″ (7 x 7 x 3 cm) to 4.5 x 4.5 x 2.5″ (11 x 11 x 6 cm)

$37.00,
Buy it here.

Purchase Information:

Price: $37.00
Availability: Buy Wall Flowers here

Wallpaper* Selects

Now’s your chance to own some of Wallpaper’s original photography. These special editions will add that über cool vibe to any room.

A collaboration between Wallpaper* and contemporary art publishers Eyestorm, Wallpaper* Selects offers you the opportunity to start collecting some of the most compelling contemporary photography, produced in editions of 10, 20 or 30 and signed and numbered by the artists. All of the works have appeared in Wallpaper*, having been commissioned especially for the magazine, but have never before been available to buy.

shown left to right, top to bottom:
Benedict Redgrove, Carabo, 2005: £ 285.11,
Buy it here.

Stefan Ruiz Billboard, Pan Americana Highway, 2006:
£ 719.15, Buy it here.

Jonathan Frantini, Cintia I, 2005: £ 400, Buy it here.

Jonathan Frantini, Cintia II, 2005: £ 285.11, Buy it here.

More information:

View Wallpaper* Selects here

D.I.Y Photo Block Kit

This might just bring out your crafty side…looks kind of fun, doesn’t it? You could probably get all these materials at a craft shop, but then again, convenience is worth paying for sometimes…

Photo Blocks are a fun and unique way to display your favorite photos, and you get to tell people that you made them yourself! (Oohs and aahs will certainly ensue.) This easy to assemble kit includes everything you need to create two beautiful photo block sets. Photo-safe glue adheres your photos firmly to the blocks and a sealer gives them a protective finish and brushed texture. Easy instructions and all materials included; bring your own 4″x 6″ photos, scissors and ruler. Made in New York City.

Includes 8 wood blocks, foam brush, sandpaper, instructions, photo-safe glue and sealer. For ages 8 and up.

$25.00,
Buy it here.

Purchase Information:

Price: $25.00
Availability: Buy D.I.Y Photo Block Kit here

Name Posters

Graphic posters are an inexpensive way to decorate lonely walls; these posters would look great in a kid’s room, but maybe you could be creative with other words or sayings?

“we’re thrilled to offer these delightful prints to adorn a nursery or kid’s room. give us the name (or any word!) and we’ll make it magically appear from a sea of monochome letters. choose from 4 color ways.”

ships rolled in tube, unmounted, unframed. printed on heavy stock with satin finish.
sorry, this item cannot be gift-wrapped.
made by girl, usa

16″ x 24″: $50.00
20″ x 30″: $65.00
Buy it here.

Purchase Information:

Price: $50.00
Availability: Buy Name Posters here

Aluminum Wall Stag

Just when you think the whole antler thing has died down, there’s a great deal to be had.

“A polished aluminum sculpture for your urban lodge. Rough finish adds that contemporary woodsy feel to this slick stag.”

14 x 10 x 18.5h.

$169.00,
Buy it here.

Purchase Information:

Price: $169.00
Availability: Buy Aluminum Wall Stag here

Paper AK47 Kit

If you’re thinking about writing in because you’re offended by us posting a paper gun, go right ahead, but please (pretty please) do so after considering the designer’s intent.

London-based Martin Postler considers the aesthetics and lethal appeal of the Awtomat Kalaschinkowa—a.k.a. an AK-47—and by doing so, highlights the darker side of iconic design. Take away its original functional intent by rendering this death machine in paper, and the focus shifts to the power of form, and all that’s implied with it. Part of Postlerferguson’s Death Machine series, the Paper AK-47 was glittered, graffiti’d and garnished by respected street artists for the well-received Paper Wars exhibit in London this summer. Now, if only the world’s wars could be solved with a bit of paper, craft glue and a pack of colored Sharpies.

  • Not recommended for people under age 18.
  • Recommended for experienced crafters.
  • Construction time depends on handcrafting abilities.
  • Does not contain glue and cutter.
  • 5 sheets in a plastic bag, incl. instruction poster

$42.00,
Buy it here.

Purchase Information:

Price: $42.00
Available from: A + R Store

Bailey Doesn’t Bark Wall Plates

Hand painted details like this usually command a much higher price tag, but even if this was a little more expensive it seems understandable considering the detail (hand painted ants, for goodness sake).

Adhesive plate hanger included for each plate.
illustrations by re jin lee. for decoration purposes only (except for tea cups).

The Meeting (shown top row): $249.00, Buy it here.
plate 01: 5 7/8″ diameter modern white porcelain saucer.
plate 02: 4 7/8″ diameter A. Vignaud Limoges, France (from 1938-1970) (gold rims)
plate 03: 4 1/2″ diameter ‘Japan’ vintage saucer. (gold rims)


Black Birds Tea Cup
, Set of Two: $55.00, Buy it here.
tea cups: 3 1/4″tall x 3″diameter.


Web A Home
: $220.00, Buy it here.
plate 01: spider, 5″ diameter T&V Limoges, France (from 1892-1907) (gold rims)
plate 02: web, 5″ diameter T&V Limoges, France (from 1892-1907) (gold rims)
plate 03: “home”, 4 1/2″ diameter ‘Japan’ vintage saucer. (gold rims)

Fly Buzz: $165.00, Buy it here.
plate 01: fly, 5″ diameter T&V Limoges, France (from 1892-1907)
plate 02: buzz, 5 7/8″ diameter white porcelain saucer.

Purchase Information:

Price: $55.00-$249.00
Availability: Buy Bailey Doesn’t Bark Wall Plates here

Viewville: Bootsy Holler

Viewville is a new online source for gallery-quality (and somewhat affordable) photography. Here’s a couple of prints that caught my eye:

‘Telephone’ by Bootsy Holler, Buy it here.
‘Sheets’ by Bootsy Holler, Buy it here.

Choice of sizes for both:
12×12: $80.00
16×16: $150.00
(thanks mary for the link)