Art

John Murphy Still Lifes

These Still Lifes (yes, the plural is ‘Lifes’) by John Murphy remind me a little of Harry Allen’s My Brother’s Frame, except they’re a fraction of the cost and you get the art as well. Go figure.

Archival Pigment Print, Open edition
10 x 12 inches framed (image size 5×7).

Still Life from the series Seeing is Believing, $150.00,
Buy it here.
Hand finished frame in Antique Blue. High Luster finish.

Still Life from the series That Way the Feeling Never Ends, $150.00,
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Hand finished frame in Chinese Red. Luster finish.

Still Life 2 from the series Seeing is Believing, $150.00, Buy it here.
Hand finished frame in Graphite. Satin finish.

Purchase Information:

Price: $150.00
Availability: Buy John Murphy Still Lifes here

Red Cake Art

Some interesting art pieces can be found at Red Cake, and, best of all, they won’t break the bank.

Jellyfish #3 by Elide Endreson, 2007: $300.00, Buy it here.

Vintage lace and tulle; silk.
11.0 x 9.0 x 3.0 inches

Pastel Pink Dog Bunny by Molly Schulps, 2008: $75.00,
Buy it here.
Clay, low-fire glazes, multiple-firings.
8.0 x 4.0 x 4.0 inches

Hippo Dog Buns by Molly Schulps, 2007: $125.00, Buy it here.
Clay, low-fire glazes, multiple-firings.
8.0 x 3.5 x 3.5 inches

[posted by katie]

Purchase Information:

Price: $75.00
Availability: Buy Red Cake Art here

Flock Mobile

A nice mobile to complement your modern interior…

“hand laminated maple veneer cut to the shape of abstract birds hung from shaped wire – each bird are different size and shapes…”

approx. 24 x 11 inches

Purchase Information:

Price: $160.00
Availability: Buy Flock Mobile here

Large Op Art

I think we’ve posted something like this before, but it was a while ago so it probably deserves another highlight.

“This three dimensional sculpture plays with light and shape in a way that can make a room. Perfect for above a bed or sofa, or any blank wall that needs some pizzazz. Available in white or graphite. Powder coated steel.”

(Left) Mirrored Large Op Art, 52″ x 30″, $279.00, Buy it here.
White Large Op Art, 49″L x 27″W, $179.00
Buy it here.

Purchase Information:

Price: $179.00-$279.00
Availability: Buy Large Op Art here

Sprout Mobile

Check out this modernish mobile…there are some fun colors to choose from as well (if your purpose is to enthrall children, might I suggest the ‘Fire Fire’):

In Japanese, puka puka means “an object gently floating in space”. Every Puka puka mobile is an original, handcrafted piece, balancing the forms and colors to ensure each mobile is one of a kind. Invigorate your interior with a Puka puka mobile. The play of light, shadow, and color will enliven any space. Let the fluid movement of the mobile relax you and enthrall children. Materials used: stainless steel, coated stainless steel wire, silver, polypropylene. Size: 15″W x 26″L.

Available colors: Fire Fire, Leaf, Smokey, or Spectrum.

Purchase Information:

Price: $110.00
Availability: Buy Sprout Mobile here

Switch

Another cheeky interpretation of vinyl wall stickers. Unfortunately for us in the US, they’re really intended for European switches, but I think they’re a cute and playful execution of vinyl stickers.

[posted by kris]

Purchase Information:

Price: £51.9681
Availability: Buy Switch here

Dick & Jane Flash Cards

Delightful arrangement of old flashcards to adorn your walls…

“They once introduced proper usage to Fifties schoolkids…cleverly rearranged, these vintage Dick & Jane flashcards now proclaim witticisms delightfully naughty and devilishly nice, phrases humorous and pointed, messages meaningful and memorable—like all truly enjoyable art. Framed behind glass in matte black metal. Each is unique.”

Sizes range from 12-1/4″W x 9-3/4″H to 12-1/4″W x 21″H.

Purchase Information:

No longer available.

‘Tougher than Leather’ Skateboard & ‘Zeus’ Letter Opener

While neither of these are the most practical accoutrements, they are curious objects that some of you might enjoy collecting.


‘Tougher than Leather’ Skateboard
: 480 €
Buy it here.

“How old school can you get? Strap on this leather beauty and pose your cred away.
Socks optional. Made to order. ”


‘Zeus’ Letter Opener
: Brass,155 € ; Silver plated brass: 174 €,
Buy it here.

“Left or right handed, a letter knife to rip through hatemail with the stealth and fury of Zeus!
Available in solid or silver-plated brass. Currently in stock.”

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Elly Nelly Wall Graphics

Here are a couple of great wall graphics by Elly Nelly.

Walk This Way wall graphic, $26.00,
Buy it here.

Safari wall graphic, $33.00,
Buy it here.

Purchase Information:

Price: $26.00-$33.00
Availability: Buy Elly Nelly Wall Graphics here

Bird Cage Mobile

I like the stark yet decorative quality to these black bird mobiles.

“Each mobile is laser cut from 100% museum board. Available only in black, the finished size is approximately 10 inches x 13 inches. The Bird Cage has only one moving piece, the large bird in the center. The Bird House has five moving pieces.”

House Mobile, $65.00,
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Bird Cage Mobile, $65.00,
Buy it here.

Purchase Information:

Price: $65.00
Availability: Buy Bird Cage Mobile here

Lapin Figures + Book by Mr. Clement

Based on characters and stories by Mr. Clement when he was 15 (in 1995), there is now a set of the figurines and (now out of print) graphic novels available in limited edition.

“The poseable figures come with a knife and an envelope. The Gourgeous Habour is Mr. Clement’s latest work, featuring an “astro lapin” and touching on love in a rapidly changing world. Some mature themes.”


Purchase Information:

Price: $98.00
Availability: Buy Lapin Figures + Book by Mr. Clement here

SLÄTTHULT wall stickers

The purveyor of meatballs just made the wall sticker trend a LOT cheaper.


Purchase Information:

Price: $15.99
Availability: Buy SLÄTTHULT wall stickers here

Handmade Wilderness Project 10 (& Book Project 2)

Jennifer Khoshbin covers resin deer heads with all sorts of patterned papers, making an altogether modern-yet-quirky trophy. Also, check out her Book Projects, where she cuts and carves pages of books to create some intriguing images.

“Beautifully papered, resin deer head. No deer was hurt in the making of this craft!
Features removable antlers and a keyhole hanger in the back.”

deer head:18″h x 18″w x 14″d, $225.00

Purchase Information:

Price: $225.00
Availability: Buy Handmade Wilderness Project 10 (& Book Project 2) here

Setting of the Rising Sun Poster

Posters are an inexpensive way to get some good art on your walls; a case in point is this particular one by Wayne Pate- it’s bold and graphic, yet not much more than what you’d spend on a decent dinner.

“Beautiful screen printed poster by Wayne Pate of Good Shape Design. Signed by the artist.”

Designer: Good Shape Design, Brooklyn, NY

18×24 inches

Purchase Information:

Price: $30.00
Availability: Buy Setting of the Rising Sun Poster here

Limited Edition Print: Heart Breakout

I think there’s nothing like a nice graphic print to add visual interest to a wall without breaking the bank.

[posted by kris]

Purchase Information:

Price: $40.00
Availability: Buy Limited Edition Print: Heart Breakout here