Art

Embroidered Mugshots

I think we’re all pretty sick of the whole celebrity fascination (right?) but I do like the idea of the embroidery of a photograph.

“Hand embroidery is a traditional art form passed from generation to generation in many cultures. Elaborately embroidered clothing, religious objects, and household items have been a mark of wealth and status in many cultures. Although serene landscapes and monuments are predominant in this art form, this designer has taken a modern approach by focusing on popular culture images. More specifically celebrity mugshots, which include Lindsay Lohan, Paris Hilton, Nicole Ritchie and OJ Simpson. 10 x 15cm.”

[posted by kris]

Purchase Information:

Price: $195.00
Availability: Buy Embroidered Mugshots here

Walteria Living

There are so many things from Walteria Living that are noteworthy, I can’t pick just one. Loads of excellent gift options for those on your list that are hard to buy for, you’re sure to find the perfect item.

Shown:
Vanishing Creatures Chocolates, set of 3, $50.00 each
Paperweight series vol. 2, set of 2, limited edition, $245.00
Paperweight series vol. 1, set of 3, limited edition, $365.00
Postcard diaries, mixed set of 4 plates, $365.00

[posted by katie]

Purchase Information:

Price: $50-$365.00
Availability: Buy Walteria Living here

Venus

Check out this modern interpretation of the well known Venus- I especially like the blue…

“The beauty of the Venus de Milo is illuminated with this ultra-modern version of one of the world’s most celebrated sculptures. The light within shines through the sculpture, creating a lovely, romantic glow that would please any goddess of love and beauty.”

15.75″W x 11.75″L x 27.5″H

Materials: Polyethylene

Purchase Information:

Price: $129
Availability: Buy Venus here

Cardboard Safari 3D Animal Puzzles

The whole antler thing has taken the world by storm, but not many of us can afford (or want) to deck out our halls with the real thing, much less some very excellent designer interpretations. So, if you’ve got that antler itch, or know someone who does, here are some great cardboard versions that are at a very friendly price tag. They’re sure to add character to a room along with some amused glances and inquiries from visitors.

Deer, Moose, or Rhino (not pictured) available in Small, Medium, and Large sizes.

Purchase Information:

Price: $12.42
Availability: Buy Cardboard Safari 3D Animal Puzzles here

World Map Wall Sticker by Ferm Living

You might want to wait for this wall sticker before you start planning world domination. It might help with logistics.

“Wall Stickers are simple to apply and easily removable. Wall Stickers are designed in Denmark and made by hand in Poland.”

Measurements: 47″ x 30″
Availble November.

Purchase Information:

Price: $105
Availability: Buy World Map Wall Sticker by Ferm Living here

Tord Boontje Wall Graphic

If you like Boontje, you might love covering your walls in his well-known pattern. It’s up to you to decide if you love it enough to pay $7000 though…

‘The Wall Graphic is composed of 7 individual panels of vinyl “stickers”.
Graphic vinyl panels are sold individually.
Available in White.’

Dimensions for each panel: 118″ H x 47 1/4″ W

Purchase Information:

Price: $1080
Availability: Buy Tord Boontje Wall Graphic here

Electrostatic removable “the end” sticker for your television

Are you ever sick of your TV just sitting there when you’re not watching it? Do you want it to be more useful? Perhaps a design object? Well then, the people at Atypyk have the solution for you: an electrostatic removable sticker for your TV screen.

I assume this wouldn’t work with plasma screens, only with glass.

[posted by kris]

Purchase Information:

Price: $12.60
Availability: Buy Electrostatic removable “the end” sticker for your television here

Stephanie DeArmond Ceramic Letter Pieces

I recently saw a letter vase by this artist in the recent issue of Readymade magazine, and a visit to her site did not disappoint. The combination of old fashioned decorative embellishments on cursive letter pieces are intriguing, and definitely look like they would be well worth the price. Cups and such run about $40, while the larger letter pieces go up to $1500. You can email Stephanie directly to purchase or to inquire about commissions. [posted by katie]

Purchase Information:

Price: $40-$1500
Availability: Buy Stephanie DeArmond Ceramic Letter Pieces here

Icon by Eric Morel

This is quite stunning and would make a powerful statement on a blank wall. It measures 15 inches high and is 9 inches wide.

One of today’s most familiar and traditional symbols in a dramatically updated form; the Icon is a provocative reflection of modern faith meets consumerism by Eric Morel.

Each set consists of a rubber Jesus figure and 4 nails.

(This item’s link and price was updated 05/05/10.)

Purchase Information:

Price: $139.00
Availability: Buy Icon by Eric Morel here

Keep Calm and Carry On Poster

Good advice for when things don’t go exactly as planned. It would be nice for an office or other potential disaster area. [posted by kris]

Purchase Information:

Price: $22
Availability: Buy Keep Calm and Carry On Poster here

Do Frame Tape by Marti Guixe

Ah, think of the uses you’ll have for this tape.

“use this tape to give an artistic finish to anything you like, any size, any shape,
anywhere.”

self adhesive vinyl tape
5cm, 25 m roll

Purchase Information:

Price: $11.00
Availability: Buy Do Frame Tape by Marti Guixe here

Blik Wall Graphics (and Threadless)

I’m a big fan of Threadless.com, so it’s no surprise that I’d like the designs translated into wall art. I also really like the idea of taking a favorite excerpt from a book and putting it on the wall, which is completely possible…take a look- you might find something delightful.

26 decals/pkg: 26, 4″-11″ animals
Alphabet Zoo (right), $45.00

Custom Prose, price available upon request

Purchase Information:

Price: $45.00
Availability: Buy Blik Wall Graphics (and Threadless) here

Paris Panels

Available in stainless or white, these ornate, steel wall hangers may be just what you need to fill a space on your walls or create a division in a larger space as a room divider.

White: $78 for a set of 6
Stainless $98 for a set of 6

Purchase Information:

Price: $78-$98
Availability: Buy Paris Panels here

Wall Stickers by Tonky

Here’s a few more wall stickers for your abode…They also offer custom decals if you’ve got some creative ideas brewing…

$25-$125 (depending on size of each design shown)

Purchase Information:

Price: $25-$125
Availability: Buy Wall Stickers by Tonky here

Equal Area Map

Most of us could probably use a good look at this map- or at least post it up somewhere prominent to remind ourselves that there are many other places in the world. Not trying to be philosophical here, just suggesting some perspective.

“This map doesn’t just look good, it also serves a useful purpose. It is an Equal Area Projection, meaning that all countries are in correct proportion to one another in terms of size. This is rare in global mapping: maps generally illustrate their “mother” country as disproportionately large. Available in two versions. Version 1: yellow to red to purple and Version 2: (limited edition) green to salmon to brown.”

Purchase Information:

Price: $95.00
Availability: Buy Equal Area Map here