Art

Chrome Roller Stop

Harry Allen’s
Roller Stop is now available for preorder in chrome.

“This iconic roller skate functions as a bookend, door stop, or 1970’s fetish object.”

Material: Resin
white, green, chrome (+$95.00)

Approximate Ship Date for Chrome: October 15, 2008

$95.00- $180.00,

Buy it here. or here.

Purchase Information:

Price: $95.00
Availability: Buy Chrome Roller Stop here

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Papier-mâché Creatures from Stray Dog

These delightful papier-mâché creatures will be your friends through thick and thin, so they’re well worth the price tag. And, most importantly (who needs friends anyways) they’re available in all sorts of colors. Doesn’t that make you happy?

Available in white or in any of 13 luscious colors – all in low VOC paints.
Rendered in papier mache by hand by artisans in Haiti.

Bird, $45.00, 6”h x 8”l x 4”w
Peacock, $200.00, 30”l x 17”h x 10”w
Cow (Ferdinand), $275.00, 20”h x 20”l x 25”w
Pig, $185.00, 13”h x 24”l x 10”w

Crab, Deer with Flowers, Fish, Love Bird, Pagan Goat (head), Peace Antelope (head), Praying Mantis, Snail, and Spider also available (not pictured).

Buy it here.

Purchase Information:

Price: $45.00
Availability: Buy Papier-mâché Creatures from Stray Dog here

Birch wall mural

This large mural (13’8″w, 8’3″h) would be perfect for a hallway or a plain white wall.

Printed on heavy duty 80lb wet strength paper in 8 easy-to-hang panels, this lush photo-realistic mural is simple to install and remove.

[posted by kris]

Purchase Information:

Price: $140
Availability: Buy Birch wall mural here

Elephants wall graphic

This is such a perfect wall graphic for a child’s room.

[posted by kris]

Purchase Information:

Price: $12
Availability: Buy Elephants wall graphic here

Display Domes

As a self-described minimalist, I usually don’t like the idea of allowing room for trinkets and such, but it is rather unrealistic to think that in your life you aren’t going to acquire some mementos along the way. I like how Marlon and Jace use display domes (as seen in their Apartment Therapy home tour) to create distinct display areas without making the space look cluttered.

[posted by kris]

Purchase Information:

Price: $50-$62
Availability: Buy Display Domes here

Ernst Gamperl Vessels

I’m completely in love with these vessel-like shapes by Ernst Gamperl. Taken from trees that have naturally fallen due to effects of time, each one is meticulously carved from wet wood as it dries in order to expose the grain in a new way and form. The detail is really quite amazing, and pulls wood from an otherwise normal material into an extraordinary art piece. If I am ever lucky enough to own one I would honestly consider it a prized possession.

Circular patterns carved into [Gamperl's] sculptures follow ancient Sufi customs and are deep synchronicity with the nature of the raw material itself. After the pieces have been moulded, waxed and polished into their finished shape, those same sculptural objects, appear to highlight the life of the grain and the ineffable force of nature which, in Gamperl’s case, has withstood the test of time.

Pricing starts at $546.00 approx. and go up to $7,700.00 (approximately).
Buy it here.

Purchase Information:

Price: $546.00
Availability: Buy Ernst Gamperl Vessels here

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,
Buy it here.
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.”

[via trendhunter]

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