Art

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)

Crabes-Langoustes & Manta Ray Chair

By the same designer of the
Mirave & Miru Mirrors, these crazy miniature chairs are covered with soft animals, or to be more precise, crabs (crustaceans) and manta rays (vertebrata). While altogether bemusing, it’s odd that it should only be used for decorative purposes…I’d like to see how someone would instruct a kid to ‘see and not touch’ one of these. That being said, of course I can see how these chairs would be solely an objet d’art for a collector.


Manta Ray Chair
: €787 or $1,210.00 (approx),
Buy it here.

This playful miniature chair has been handcrafted from chestnut wood and soft toys. The wicker seat is covered with cuddly sea characters. Stuffed with bean-bag beads, the manta rays have a painted print to create a textured effect. This unique miniature chair has been created exclusively for CoutureLab.


Crabes-Langoustes Chair
: €836 or $1,286.00 (approx), Buy it here.

This playful miniature chair has been handcrafted from chestnut wood and bean-bag toys. The wicker seat is covered with cuddly characters from the sea, whose brilliant red claws hook and entwine round the wooden chair legs. This unique miniature chair has been created exclusively for CoutureLab.

Please note that these chairs should only be used for decorative purposes and are not suitable for children.

45 x 38 x 53 cm

Purchase Information:

Price: $1,210.00
Availability: Buy Crabes-Langoustes & Manta Ray Chair here

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